The cello section, during a chamber orchestra reading session.

The cello section, during a chamber orchestra reading session.

Eric Cheng,

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar 2013

The St. Lawrence String Quartet is pleased to host the Chamber Music Seminar, 2013, with 67 musicians making up 17 groups, including trios, quartets, a quintet, and a string sextet. The presentation of five concerts at the new Bing Concert Hall this year will be an exciting new development for the seminar series.

Students will have an unprecedented opportunity to perform at Bing on Sunday, June 30, in the ambitious final matinee starting at 11am. The Saturday night concert on June 29 will feature hot, young, up-and-coming quartets in a full-length concert. Don’t miss the noon-hour concerts featuring the SLSQ and distinguished members of the seminar faculty! This year’s faculty includes “genre-bending” violinist Mark Fewer, acclaimed cellist Nina Lee, composer Rob Kapilow, percussionist Mikael Ringquist, and celebrated pianists Pedja Musijevic and Stephen Prutsman.

This year the SLSQ will join forces with Stanford Jazz and Autism Fun Bay Area to establish the new Azure concert series, creating a welcoming environment in which to explore chamber music for families and caregivers of children on the Autism spectrum. The Azure concerts are free. For information or to be added to the guest list, email

The SLSQ is proud to add a chamber music film series to the seminar, including The Musicians of the String Quartet: A Documentary in Four Parts by Georges Zeisel and Catherine Zins. Monsieur Zeisel will present each 1-hour film followed by a Q&A discussion.

The film series culminates on Friday, June 28, with a screening of Orchestra of Exiles, which PBS hails as, “The suspenseful chronicle of how one man helped save Europe’s premier Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis during World War II. In three years, Bronislaw Huberman transformed from a world renowned violinist to a humanitarian racing against time.”

All concerts, films and masterclasses are open to the public. Films and masterclasses are free at the door (at Campbell Recital Hall on the Stanford Campus).

Free concert tickets are available one hour before curtain at Bing Concert Hall. Save the dates!

Summer highlights

  • Monday, June 24 @ 12:00pm (Bing) – SLSQ and 4-hands piano with Pedja Muzijevic & Stephen Prutsman
  • Wednesday, June 26 @ 12:00pm (Bing) – Mark Fewer, Nina Lee, Pedja Muzijevic, Stephen Prutsman & Chris Costanza
  • Thursday, June 27 @ 7:00pm (Campbell Recital Hall) AZURE concert
  • Friday, June 28 @ 12:00pm (Bing) – Mike Ringquist, SLSQ with Stephen Prutsman
  • Friday, June 29 @ 7:30pm (Cambell Recital Hall) – Orchestra of Exiles
  • Saturday, June 29 @ 7:30pm (Bing) – International Showcase
  • Sunday, June 30 @ 11:00am (Bing) – Final Concert

A full schedule of free events can be found at