The Lafayette has achieved more than 30 years as an ensemble without a single change of personnel. Coaching with major quartets followed by important awards led to an enduring career. The LSQ have been artists-in-residence at the University of Victoria since 1991.
The Saguenay (formed in 1989 as the Alcan) has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally since its formation over twenty-five years ago. Based in Chicoutimi, Quebec, it receives the unconditional support of the Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean.
The two quartets have played together numerous time during the course of their quartet careers, and have a special musical bond and creative friendship.
Niels Gade – String Octet in F Major, Op. 17
Airat Ichmouratov – String Octet in G Minor, Op. 56, “The Letter”
Mendelssohn – Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20