St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts

27 Front St E, Toronto, ON, M5E 1B4 Canada
Toronto
Ontario
+1 (416) 366-1656
St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts website Event information
Feb 22 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
MTO introduced this young Polish quartet to Toronto audiences in November 2015 – and then invited them to return. Founded in 2006, they met in Vienna, and were mentored by the legendary Alban Berg Quartett. They have won many awards, the latest being a prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2014.
Mar 15 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
The Penderecki String Quartet celebrated its 30th anniversary season in 2016. These four musicians from Poland, Canada, and the USA bring their varied yet collective experience to create performances that demonstrate their “remarkable range of technical excellence and emotional sweep” (Globe and Mail, Toronto). Their recent schedule has included concerts in New York, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Rome, Belgrade, Zagreb, Atlanta, as well as appearances at international festivals in Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Venezuela, Brazil, and China. They enter their 20th year as Quartet-in-Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Mar 27 2018 (Tuesday), 08:00 PM
Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon made his Toronto debut in February 2015 and we discovered his commanding virtuosity. At the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, he studied piano with Sándor Falvai and chamber music with György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, finishing his studies in 1991. He is a regular guest at the most prestigious festivals world-wide, has performed with major orchestras throughout Europe and in the US, and is a deeply committed chamber musician.
Apr 12 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
The three brothers Mark, Erik and Ken Schumann, who grew up in the Rhineland, have been playing together since 2007. In 2012, they were joined by violist Liisa Randalu, who was born in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, and grew up in Karlsruhe, Germany. CDs, study with the Alban Berg Quartet, a residency of many years at the Robert-Schumann-Saal in Düsseldorf, winning the prestigious Concours de Bordeaux along with other awards – it all adds up to an exciting new European quartet. Their latest award was the Newcomer Award for 2016 of the BBC Music Magazine.