Profiled by CBC Q, The National, Discovery Channel, and the Toronto Star (“one of the most attention-grabbing concerts of the year”), the JUNO-nominated Afiara Quartet continues to expand what it means to be a performing ensemble in the 21st century. Founded in 2006, the award winning ensemble has been described as “a revelation” (La Presse) with performances balancing “intensity and commitment” and “frequent moments of tenderness” (Montreal Gazette). Afiara has held residencies at The Juilliard School and San Francisco State University, and Fellowship Ensemble at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Afiara is also winner of the Young Canadian Musicians Award and Concert Artist Guild, in addition to 2nd Prizes at Munich ARD, and Banff International String Quartet Competitions.
They have performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, at such venues as Carnegie Hall’s
Zankel and Weill Halls, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Esterhazy Palace, and Muziekgebouw, among others. The Afiara have been involved in over 30 commissions of new music, educational outreach initiatives, and innovative projects with jazz virtuoso Uri Caine, Latin Grammy Award-winning producer Javier Limon, and innovative scratch DJ, Kid Koala.
This concert is generously sponsored by Pat and Don Hudson.
If you are unable to attend a morning concert, join us at Chamber Pub: A Rush Hour Series by Afiara Quartet on Wednesday, March 18, 5:30pm at CBC Studio 700. Click here for details.
To buy tickets by phone, please call the box office at 604.873.4612.