Vaughan String Quartet: 4 and More
During their second season the Vaughan String Quartet is presenting the special series 4 and More.
This five concert series the Vaughan String Quartet will collaborate with artists from Edmonton, Calgary and Brazil.
For the second concert of the 4 and More the Vaughan String Quartet will be performing with Brazilian clarinetist Amandy Bandeira.
Amandy is the clarinet professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil and is the director of the Semana da Música music festival since 2010.
As a soloist Mr. Bandeira performed with the Paraiba State Youth Orchestra, João Pessoa Chamber Orchestra, Natal Symphony Orchestra and Sergipe State Symphony Orchestra.
November 28th, 2014
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84th Avenue
J. Haydn: String Quartet Op. 33 No. 02 “Joke”
J. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Founded in Edmonton on February 2013, with its debut concert on March 24, 2013 at the Robertson-Wesley United Church in Edmonton, the Vaughan String Quartet has immediately received an enthusiastic response from the audience and the Edmonton music community. The group has received reviews from the Edmonton Journal and St. Albert Gazette and has appeared in live radio broadcast (CBC Radio Canada) and television (L’Alberta en Bref).
With less than two years together, the quartet is already part of the musical scene of Alberta having collaborated with many of Alberta’s music societies and artists such as Edmonton Opera, Edmonton Verdi Festival, the Banff Centre, Western Canadian Music Award with classical accordionist Antonio Peruch, composer Robert Rival (former composer in residence for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra), University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra, Alberta College Conservatory of Music, and the St. Albert Chamber Music Recital Series.
In 2013 the Vaughan String Quartet has participated to the QuartetFestWest organized by the University of Victoria (BC). During that occasion the quartet has been coached by the members of the Lafayette String Quartet and of the Penderecki String Quartet and by Gerald Stanick, former violist of the Fine Art Quartet.
The Vaughan String Quartet was Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre – Banff, AB (Canada) – in March 2014, presenting concerts and recitals and collaborating with composers in residence, and in November 2014 the group will be Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the second time. The quartet has been invited to perform its first international concert in 2015 in New York City for the Pan American Music Art Research (PAMAR).
Besides their performance schedule, the members of the Vaughan String Quartet conduct a String Quartet Course at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music – MacEwan University.