Jeunesses Musicales of Edmundston presents the Cecilia String Quartet

20 April 2012

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. - As part of the Desjardins Concerts 2011-2012, Jeunesses Musicales of Edmundston is proud to present the Cecilia String Quartet composed byMin-Jeong Koh and Sarah Nematallah, violins, Caitlin Boyle, viola, and Rachel Desoer, cello.


CECILIA STRING QUARTET -  Contributed image

The concert will take place Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Amitheatre du pavillon Louis-A-Lebel on the University of Moncton at Edmundston campus. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 13-18. Younger children may attend the event for free.

This tour will take them to many cities throughout Maritimes and Eastern Quebec

The Cecilia String Quartet (CSQ) is one of Canada's most exciting young ensembles today. Winner of the prestigious Banff competition in 2010, competing with nine of the world’s finest emerging string quartets, second prize winners at the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and prize winners at the Concours international de Quatuor à cordes de Bordeaux 2010, they are currently the Resident String Quartet at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. In 2009, the CSQ was simultaneously in residence at the JMC House and at McGill University's Schulich School of Music, where the members each received their graduate diplomas under the guidance of André Roy.

Highly interested in musical exploration and innovation, the CSQ embarked on the large scale project 'BLiM' (Breathing Life into Music), a month long residency in France generously supported by ProQuartet and the Centres Culturels de Rencontre Association in France and Europe (ACCR). The project culminated in Théodore Dubois’ performance of two quartets that were lost for the past century, as well as a new piece written for them by American composer Liam Wade. They kicked off 2010 with a new large-scale project at the Banff Center for the Arts, involving collaborations with Common Sense Composers Collective and the Afiara String Quartet, and culminating in the premiere of four brand new quartets written for them.

Members of the CSQ have attended the University of Toronto, the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the Juilliard School of Music in New York, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Hochschule fur Musik und Theatre Munchen in Munich, Germany.