Saint John String Quartet

The Saint John String Quartets active concertizing schedule of over 125 concerts a year has taken them throughout Canada the United States Europe Japan Hong Kong and China Their most recent CD recording of Jacques Hétus String Quartet No 2 attracted a JUNO nomination in the Classical Composition of the Year category and won Best Album of the Year MusicNB while their previous CD won the ECMA Best Classical Album of the year award The group can be often heard on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio waves the Internet and on 4 award winning compact Discs Winners of the 2012 Originals Award for Classical Music the Quartet was also honoured in 2012 to receive the Lieutenant Governors NBYO award In 1995 the Saint John String Quartet presented the first chamber music concert on the World Wide Web The Quartet has played for the Prime Minister of Canada Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth the Second and at prestigious festivals such as the Tochigi Music Festival in Japan the Arcady festival in the USA and the Forbidden City Festival in Beijing China In 2014 the Saint John String Quartet released Montage their 5th CD recording Produced in partnership with Leaf Music Inc and the Province of New Brunswick the album features seven previously unrecorded works for string quartet by six important Canadian composers