Rolston String Quartet
Luri Lee, violin
Emily Kruspe, violin
Hezekiah Leung, viola
Jonathan Lo, cello
First Prize laureate of the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet was named among the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 2016 “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” A winner of Astral’s 2016 National Auditions, this extraordinary quartet won the Grand Prize of the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, as well as prizes at the inaugural M-Prize competition and the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. On the heels of their Banff win, the Rolston immediately embarked upon the Competition’s tour taking them to Germany, Italy, Austria, Canada, the United States and Israel.
At present the Yale School of Music’s fellowship quartet-in-residence, the Rolston String Quartet takes its 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. Most recently, the quartet received the Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465, “Dissonance”
R. Murray Schafer – Quartet No. 2, “Waves”
Ludwig van Beethoven – Quartet No. 13 in B♭ major, Op. 130