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Dior Quartet

Sunday, September 3, 2023

The Olivier Music Barn, 11:00 AM


KEVIN LAU: String Quartet No. 3
Winds of Change

SOO YEON LYUH: Yessori (Sounds of the Past)

DINUK WIJERATNE: The Disappearance of Lisa Gherardini

MAURICE RAVEL: String Quartet in F Major
Allegro moderato – Très doux
Assez vif – Très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité

Joined together from Israel, Korea-Canada, Saint Lucia, and the United States, the Dior String Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence at the Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. We welcomed them to Tippet Rise in the summer of 2021 for several weeks in which they also participated from afar in the Banff Evolution: Quartet 2021 Residency during the pandemic. We are thrilled to finally host them for their official Tippet Rise concert debut where members Noa Sarid (violin), Tobias Elser (violin), Caleb Georges (viola), and Joanne Yesol Choi (cello) will present a diverse program featuring works by Kevin Lau, one of Canada’s most versatile and sought-after young composers; Soo Yeon Lyuh, known for demonstrating her compositions by recording videos of herself playing the haegeum, a two-stringed Korean bowed instrument; Dinuk Wijeratne, the Sri-Lankan-Canadian whose work The Disappearance of Lisa Gerardini is inspired by the real-life theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum in 1911; and the four movements of Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, the composer and pianist’s only string quartet.

Films of the Dior Quartet during their residency at Tippet Rise can be viewed on our Films page, including their performance of Dvořák String Quartet Op. 106 here.