Geoff Nuttall, Owen Dalby, Lesley Robertson, Christopher Costanza

Haydn Discovery Series

Geoff Nuttall, Owen Dalby, Lesley Robertson, Christopher Costanza

Talk: Haydn Discovery Series

The St Lawrence String Quartet performs world-wide and has been ensemble in residence at Stanford University since 1998. In this program, based on their "Haydn Discovery Series", the quartet talks about and plays Haydn’s String Quartet in C major, Opus 20 no. 2. In the SLSQ’s telling, Haydn’s string quartets reward active listening, where just a little familiarity with his tools and tricks goes a long way. They show how Haydn revolutionized the art of string quartet writing, introducing new forms and displaying a remarkable variety of developmental techniques as well as inventive and surprising harmonic and melodic moments. The exciting performance is followed by a lively Q&A session with the audience.

Geoff Nuttall

Geoff Nuttall began playing the violin at the age of eight after moving to London, Ontario from College Station, Texas. He spent most of his musical studies under the tutelage of Lorand Fenyves at the Banff Centre, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Toronto, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree.

Owen Dalby

Owen Dalby is hailed for his gripping interpretations of music from across the stylistic spectrum. A specialist in both new and early music, and both violin and viola, Owen brings daring and sophisticated artistry to audiences worldwide. As the newest member of the St Lawrence String Quartet, Owen will live and work as artist-in-residence at Stanford University starting in the summer of 2015.

Lesley Robertson

A graduate of both the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School, Lesley Robertson, viola, hails from Edmonton, Alberta and currently lives in California where, along with the St. Lawrence String Quartet she is Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University. A founding member of the SLSQ, Lesley has been privileged to perform in some of the world’s most renowned concert halls.

Christopher Costanza

For over two decades cellist Christopher Costanza has enjoyed a varied and exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. A winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of a prestigious Solo Recitalists Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Mr. Costanza has performed to wide critical acclaim in nearly every state in the U.S.