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Dear Friends, Fans, Colleagues and Students,

As we gear up for or final year performing together we want to be sure you are aware of everything that’s going on!

The first event on the docket is our final Lafayette Health Awareness Forum taking place this year at Christ Church Cathedral on October 6th at 7:00 PM. You can go to our Health Forum Page https://lafayettestringquartet.ca/lafayette-health-awareness/or click here to go directly to Eventbrite to register for this final FREE forum: Register on Eventbrite.ca

We invite you to continue joining us on our journey as we learn and premiere brand new works by women composers (five Canadians and one British). All are planning to be here in Victoria for the Premiere performances and will be giving pre-concert talks so you will be able to get to know them all a little bit as well.

A bit of back-history:

In June we premiered the first of the new works co-composed by Nicole Mandryk and Leila Lustig.  Singing Through Generations had it’s World Premiere at the PRISMA Festival in Powell River with Nicole singing, dancing and playing her drum, then it was woven into the Culture Den’s amazing Belfry Production Bury the Hatchet. We performed it again with Nicole at Quartet Fest West ’22. The work and Nicole’s powerful singing has touched many people. We feel very honoured to have had the chance to work with Nicole and Leila. We are now in the final stages of filming and hope it will be ready for release before the year is over.

Upcoming Premieres and recording projects include:

October: For Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times by Kelly-Marie Murphy

November: All for One by Abigail Richardson Schulte

February:  Spiraling by Vivian Fung

March: TBA by Nicola Lefanu (at this publishing we’re awaiting the score and parts. We understand it is on its way to the publisher!)

We have a huge year planned and invite you to look through our Victoria and “away” touring schedule here: https://lafayettestringquartet.ca/events/

We hope to see you at our upcoming concerts!

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.​  

We acknowledge the devastation that government-created residential schools and Indian hospitals has inflicted on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples and the ongoing effects of concentric trauma that continue to this day.  

Since 1986, the members of the Lafayette String Quartet have divided their time between entertaining audiences all over North America and Europe and teaching some of Canada’s finest young string players. Their residency at the University of Victoria is rich in local performances and community involvement. Their concerts in Canada and abroad are hailed as “Passionate, riveting, and with flawless ensemble.”

FUTURE STUDENTS: If you are a high school student, a third or fourth year bachelors student or a member of a pre-formed quartet interested in studying at UVIC or attending Quartet Fest West ’23 please click here: https://lafayettestringquartet.ca/study/