Photo credit:
Shayne Gray

Luri Lee - violin       Hezekiah Leung - viola
Jason Issokson - violin      Yoshi Masuda - cello

The Rolston String Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Chamber Music Residency. It takes its name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and long-time director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre. In 2016 the Rolston String Quartet won First Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. The group has undertaken two major Canadian tours and three European tours. Last November, the Quartet’s debut recording entitled Souvenirs was released on the Fuga Libera label. Three months later, it was selected by BBC Music Magazine as a Recording of the Month. Commenting on the all-Tchaikovsky program, critic Eric Levi wrote that ‘This beautifully recorded debut release confirms not only the Rolston String Quartet’s superb technical accomplishment and their impeccably blended sound, but also a maturity of interpretative approach that can only be achieved after long and patient engagement with the music.’ LMMC debut.


HAYDN                  String Quartet in G minor,
(1732-1809)              Opus 74 No. 3, ‘Reiter’ (1793)
                                      Largo assai
                                      Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio
                                      Allegro con brio

BEETHOVEN       String Quartet in F major,

(1770-1827)              Opus 59 No. 1, ‘Razumovsky’ (1806)
                                     Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
                                     Adagio molto e mesto
                                     Thème russe: Allegro