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The Cecilia String Quartet pushes musical boundaries

by on October 25, 2013


The Cecilia String Quartet is always pushing the boundaries of traditional chamber music. Now, the contemporary risk-takers will impress audiences with their innovative sound on Sunday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate studio space at the Fredericton Playhouse.

Inspired by St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, the Cecilia String Quartet launched an international performing career after winning first prize at the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Since then, they have toured across Canada, Europe and the United States, winning acclaim for their “extraordinary commitment and maturity,” according to the Montreal Gazette.

When they aren’t touring, the Cecilia String Quartet acts as the Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. The group is highly committed to teaching and outreach, and has presented educational programs for elementary and high school students around the world, while actively seeking to develop new audiences.

The quartet includes Min-Jeong Koh and Sarah Nematallah on the violin, Caitlyn Boyle on the viola and Rachel Desoer on the cello. When these accomplished musicians perform together, they deliver a stunning display of creativity and virtuosity that’s unlike anything you’ve heard before.

The Cecilia String Quartet will perform in the Playhouse’s studio space, offering audience members an up close and personal show, and creating an intimate atmosphere that will highlight their incredible skill as professional musicians.

Tickets for the Cecilia String Quartet are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at

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