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Lafeyette String Quartet

In July 2006, the four women of the Lafayette String Quartet celebrated 20 years of making music together!

Artists-in-Residence at the University of Victoria's School of Music in British Columbia since 1991, their dedication and skill have played a major role in building one of the finest music schools in Canada. Students from all over North America are attracted to the Lafayette's widely respected coaching and teaching skills.

Formed in Detroit, Michigan, the Lafayette String Quartet has, from its beginning combined the two disciplines of performing and teaching to sustain them as artists. With the support of the Ford Motor Co. and a Chamber Music American Residency Grant, they taught for several years in Detroit, where they shared their enthusiasm and love of music with young students at the Center for Creative Studies - Institute of Music and Dance as well as at Oakland University in Rochester, Mi.

In the 2000-2001 season they offered the Victoria audience the entire Beethoven Cycle in a six-concert series. They have since performed the cycle in Waterloo, Ontario and in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In addition to their affinity for Beethoven, the Lafayette Quartet enjoys performing music from all eras of the vast output of quartet literature. Commissioned in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the LSQ will be performing R. Murray Shafer's 11th String Quartet in many of their spring programs. Their CD "Death and the Maiden" on the CBC label (featuring that great work of Franz Schubert as well as the quartets of Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Rebecca Clarke), was awarded the 2003 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Classical Recording and their recordings on the Dorian and AdLar labels have received universal critical acclaim.

The Lafayette String Quartet is the subject of the author David Round's book "The Four and the One", published in 1998.

Born in Melbourne Australia, Tanya Prochazka studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Andre Navarra and in Bloomington, Indiana with Janos Starker, following which she has pursued a career of international performance and teaching. Ms. Prochazka moved to Edmonton from London, England with her family in 1986: she became Professor of Cello and Conductor of the University Symphony and Academy Strings Orchestras at the University of Alberta in 1998. One of Canada's leading cellists, Ms. Prochazka performs repertoire from the Baroque to the present day. Highlights of her recent career include a Carnegie Hall recital, world premiere performances of concertos by Alfred Fisher and Malcolm Forsyth, performing string quartets in the natural concert halls of the Grand Canyon and leading a very successful tour of Cuba with the Academy Strings Orchestra. Her CDs include the world premiere recording of the New Goldberg Variations with pianist Jacques Despres as well as several recordings with pianists Stephane Lemelin and Janet Scott Hoyt. Tanya conducts the main symphonic repertoire as well as a opera and large choral and orchestral works.

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