On April 16, 2015, we will have the pleasure of hearing the Lafayette Quartet play on our stage once again. First performing together in 1986, the Lafayette Quartet continues today with its original members – Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis (violins), Joanna Hood (viola), and Pamela Highbaugh Aloni (cello).
Originally formed in Detroit, the quartet was based there until 1991 when they accepted the positions of artists-in-residence at the University of Victoria’s School of Music. Today they still hold these positions. In addition to teaching and coaching in Victoria, they are also active in the community at large. They advocate for music in the school and are principal performers with the Galiano Ensemble http://www.galiano.ca. In 2006, they started the annual Lafayette Health Awareness Forum which offers expert health information in the format of a free forum http://lafayettestringquartet.ca/lafayette-health-awareness/
And somewhere in there they still find the time to perform at home, to travel to perform around the world and adjudicate performances, and to record CDs and videos. I begin to wonder if talented quartets ever sleep!
Join us to hear these amazing ladies play Haydn, Jean Coulthard, and Beethoven at 8pm on April 16, 2015. http://www.music-toronto.com/quartets/Lafayette.htm