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Fri. Aug 04 | Rosemuir Farm
e String Quartet 



Barry Shiffman, Director, Banff International String Quartet Competition

"Following a truly extraordinary week, the Isidore Quartet clearly captured the hearts of both a celebrated jury and a legendary public"


Adrian Steele and Phoenix Avalon, violins
Devin Moore, viola
Joshua McClendon, cello

Winners of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based Isidore String Quartet was formed with a vision to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate the repertoire. The quartet is heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet and the idea of ‘approaching the established as if it were new, and the new as if it were firmly established.’ The members of the quartet are violinists Adrian Steele and Phoenix Avalon, violist Devin Moore, and cellist Joshua McClendon. The four began as an ensemble at the Juilliard School in 2019. Their Banff triumphant win brings extensive tours of North America and Europe, a two-year appointment as the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, performances at Haydn Hall in Eisenstadt and the Lucerne Festival. The Isidore String Quartet cultivates joyful, accessible, and intimate experiences that create community through in-depth relationships and explore the power of the collective to uplift the individual. The gloriously vital tradition of the string quartet is our playground to impact the world we live in and inspire others through the art of collaboration and play. The quartet will be working as a resident ensemble with PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US providing encouragement, education, and healing to marginalized communities - including elderly, disabled, rehabilitating incarcerated and homeless populations - who otherwise have limited access to high-quality live music performance. 

We are grateful for the continued support of the Treleavens and Aquila Books who are sponsors of this event.

The Isidore String Quartet appears by arrangement with David Rowe Artists

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Mark Steinberg, Brentano String Quartet

"The Isidore's music making struck me as something utterly sincere, imaginative and insightful."


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    Rosemuir Farm, 9925 Central Rd, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0, Canada
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