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Familiar lineup Tuesday performs program that spans three centuries – Review

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It was a pleasure to have the Penderecki Quartet back after an absence of several summers. The group had been a welcome presence for a number of years, when it was rotated out to make way for other notable quartets.
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QuartetFest in Waterloo, ON and QuartetFest West, Victoria, BC

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Join the Penderecki Quartet at the QuartetFest in Waterloo, ON ( May 27 – June 7 ) and QuartetFest West, Victoria, BC ( June 12 -17 ).

The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition in Brandon Manitoba

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Penderecki Quartet picks the winners at The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition in Brandon Manitoba ( May 1 – 4 ).

David Braid and Mike Rud each transfix the audience with their individual visions – Review

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There’s nothing quite as vibrant or intense as a live performance – as you could see from the transfixed faces of the audience at the NAC Fourth Stage on Saturday.

On stage were two ensembles featuring Canadian jazz musicians. Guitarist Mike Rud and vocalist Sienna Dahlen opened the show as a duo; they were followed by pianist David Braid with the Penderecki String Quartet. Although they played very different material, both groups quickly captured the audience’s interest and were warmly applauded throughout.
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PSQ late-Beethoven CD – Review

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Toronto: theWholeNote – Editor’s Corner, December 1, 2014

If there’s one genre I like above all others it is the string quartet, and it doesn’t get any better than late Beethoven. This is not to say it doesn’t get as good as that in for instance Bartók and Shostakovich, just that Beethoven is hard to beat. So it was with pleasant anticipation that I took up the latest release from the Penderecki String Quartet – Beethoven String Quartets Opp.132 & 135 (Marquis MAR 81449).

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PSQ launches new late-Beethoven CD on Dec 16, 2013

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The Penderecki String Quartet will launch its new late-Beethoven CD at the K-W Chamber Music Society’s annual “Beethoven’s Birthday” concert on December 16, 2013 at 8pm.

The CD presents Beethoven’s Op.132 and 135 – two works the Penderecki Quartet has performed extensively in recent years at festivals in Bloomington, Ottawa, Parry Sound, Los Angeles, Napa Valley, Music Mountain, and at their QuartetFest at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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PSQ in New York City

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Penderecki String Quartet performs in New York City later this month to be part of an 80th birthday concert for their name-sake, the Polish composer/conductor Krzysztof Penderecki. The concert takes place October 25th on Broadway’s Symphony Space and will feature the PSQ performing the composer’s third string quartet titled “Leaves of an unwritten diary” (2009).

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