Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival

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Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival is a three day festival, born out of the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Like the competition, it showcases the finest in international classical music to audiences through a completely immersive experience. 

Led by Director of the Banff International String Quartet Competition Barry Shiffman, the festival, held in competition off years, features competition alumni alongside special guest exploring repertoire from across the centuries. 

Weekend packages + passports are now sold out!
Tickets to individual concerts still available.

Schedule

Friday, September 1

Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival Welcome
11 A.M. Rolston Recital Hall
Resident Audience and Passport holders only
Resident Audience and Passport Holders are invited for a performance and conversation, hosted by Barry Shiffman, Director.

Concert 1
4 P.M. Rolston Recital Hall
Blake Pouliot and Alice Lee: Concerto for Two Violins, Bach
The Rolston String Quartet: Quartet in A Major, Schumann

Concert 2
7:30 P.M. Rolston Recital Hall
Blake Pouliot and Alexander Malikov: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Ravel
The Jupiter String Quartet: String Quartet No. 1, Métamorphoses Nocturnes, Ligeti
Julie Nesrallah, Barry Shiffman and Piers Lane: Two Songs for Mezzo and Viola, Brahms
St. Lawrence String Quartet, Rolston String Quartet: Octet for Strings, Mendelssohn

Saturday, September 2

Masterclass
11 A.M. Rolston Recital Hall
Resident Audience and Passport holders only
Resident Audience and Passport Holders are invited for a special masterclass.

Concert 3
The St. Lawrence String Quartet: Haydn Discovery
4 P.M. Rolston Recital Hall
The St. Lawrence String Quartet has a particular passion for Haydn, and they want to share it with the world. The Quartet has created Haydn Discovery: events that delve in a particular Haydn quartet with virtuosic performance and a commentary rich in wit. Leading each Discovery is the Quartet’s first violinist Geoff Nuttall, called “chamber music’s Jon Stewart” by The New York Times

Concert 4
7:30 P.M. Rolston Recital Hall
The Rolston String Quartet: String Quartet No. 2 “Waves”, R. Murray Schafer
Piers Lane, The St. Lawrence String Quartet and Tyler Duncan: La Bonne Chanson, Faure
The Jupiter String Quartet: String Quartet opus 127, Beethoven

Sunday, September 3

Concert 5
4 P.M. Rolston Recital Hall
The Jupiter String Quartet and Julie Nesrallah: Il Tramonto, Respighi
The Jupiter String Quartet, Barry Shiffman and Denis Brott: Sextet in G Major, Brahms

Concert 6
7:30 P.M. Rolston Recital Hall
The Jupiter String Quartet and Tyler Duncan: Dover Beach, Samuel Barber
The Rolston String Quartet and Piers Lane: Piano Quintet, Shostakovich
The Rolston String Quartet: Different Trains, Steve Reich
Featuring Different Trains, a video re-creation of the musical piece, by Beatriz Caravaggio.

Seating Map

All concerts will be assigned seating and take place in the Rolston Recital Hall in the Music and Sound Building.