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St. Lawrence String Quartet seminar part. 2 (of 2)
Seeded by ensemblemusic on 12 May 2009
Author: momanace
Geoff Nuttall, violin Scott St. John , violin Lesley Robertson, viola Christopher Costanza, cello Having walked on stage together over 1800 times in the past eighteen years the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation. In 1992, they won both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Young Concert Artists International Auditions, launching them on a performing career that has brought them across North and South America, Europe and Asia. The long awaited initial recording of the St. Lawrence Quartet, Schumann's First and Third Quartets, was released in May 1999 to great critical acclaim. The CD received the coveted German critics award, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, as well as Canada's annual Juno Award. BBC Music Magazine gave the recording its "highest rating," calling it the benchmark recording of the works. In October of 2001, EMI released their recording of string quartets