SUN • OCT 27, 2019 • 4:00 PM
Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 Northeast Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Rolston String Quartet: Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” and more
Banff International String Quartet Competition gold medal winners and 2019-20 Chamber Music Northwest Protégé ensemble the Rolston String Quartet perform Schubert’s epic Death and the Maiden, plus string quartets by Mendelssohn and Ligeti.
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13
LIGETI String Quartet No. 1, “Metamorphoses Nocturnes” (1954)
SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)
Rolston String Quartet
Luri Lee, violin
Emily Kruspe, violin
Hezekiah Leung, viola
Jonathan Lo, cello
Rolston String Quartet continues to be recognized for their musical excellence; they are the 2018 recipient of – and first international ensemble chosen for – the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America.
On the heels of their Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) win, Rolston String Quartet immediately embarked upon the BISQC Winner’s Tour, taking them to Germany, Italy, Austria, Canada, and United States. In the 2017-2018 season, they performed throughout Canada, United States, Europe, and Israel. Highlights included appearances in such venues as the Smithsonian, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Esterhazy Palace.
Rolston String Quartet has also served as the graduate quartet-in-residence at Rice University Shepherd School of Music and participated in residencies and fellowships at the Académie musicale de Villecroze, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre, and more.
Notable collaborations for the Rolston String Quartet include performances with renowned artists Andrés Díaz, Gilbert Kalish, Mark Morris, and others.
The Rolston String Quartet, Luri Lee (violin), Emily Kruspe (violin), Hezekiah Leung (viola), and Jonathan Lo (cello) was formed in the summer of 2013 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Chamber Music Residency. They take their name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and long-time director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Luri Lee plays a Carlo Tononi violin, generously on loan from Shauna Rolston Shaw.
Rolston String Quartet is endorsed by Jargar Strings of Denmark.