7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 | Christiansen Recital Hall
The award-winning Lafayette String Quartet, one of Canada’s leading ensembles, has received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1986, when they founded the quartet, Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Sharon Stanis, Joanna Hood, and Pamela Highbaugh Aloni had already been winning prizes. Audiences applaud the group’s musical vitality, technical mastery and insightful interpretation of the classical to contemporary works. Artists-in-residence at the University of Victoria’s School of Music, the ensemble has built one of the strongest string departments in Canada. Dr. Grigor Khachatryan, assistant professor of piano at Concordia and prominent soloist, chamber musician, composer and pedagogue, joins the quartet for this performance.