UVic’s LSQ announces plans to retire in 2023

The University of Victoria’s Lafayette String Quartet (LSQ), which is the world’s only all-female ensemble with all original members, will be retiring as an ensemble in August 2023. The LSQ has spent over 35 years performing together and over three decades teaching within UVic’s School of Music. The LSQ is currently planning its final season, which includes performance projects and the recording of five new commissions by female composers. “The Lafayette Quartet helped put UVic on the map as a string and chamber music destination by setting an internationally recognized standard of excellence,” said director of UVic’s School of Music Alexis Luko. “It felt like a real feminist moment. This group brought ‘woman power’ to the highest levels of chamber music.” UVic| UVic (2) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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