The Alcan Quartet: Laura Andriani and Nathalie Camus, violins Luc Beauchemin, viola David Ellis, cello
Franz Josef Haydn (1732 – 1809): String Quartet op.52 no.1
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) String Quartet op. 135
Alexander Borodin (1833 – 1887): Scherzo
Andrew MacDonald (1958- ): “Perfect Day” String Quartet no.5 op. 86 (2014) – Dedicated to the Alcan quartet on the occasion of its 25th anniversary
Based in Chicoutimi, Québec, the Alcan Quartet has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally. The quartet’s originality, contagious enthusiasm, unique sonority, and remarkable cohesion have all contributed to its long term success. Critics agree that, the Alcan Quartet possesses the qualities that characterize the best ensembles of its kind: a recognizable personality, a homogeneous sound, and elegant style.
The ensemble’s list of accomplishments is impressive: close to 1000 concerts; over 100 live radio broadcasts, numerous television appearances; tours throughout North America, Europe, Asia.