The 2016 First Prize winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet was named among the CBC's “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” A winner of Astral’s National Auditions and the John Lad Prize, the quartet is also the Grand Prize winner of the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and a prizewinner at the M-Prize and Bordeaux competitions.
The Rolston String Quartet has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. They are currently the Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, prior to which the founding members of the quartet were students at the Glenn Gould School. The genesis of the quartet came from their time together there, as well as at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Chamber Music Residency. The ensemble takes its name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and longtime director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre.
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