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The 12th annual Banff International String Quartet Competition has come to its close, and the Rolston String Quartet—violinists Luri Lee and Jeffrey Dyrda, violist Hezekiah Leung, and cellist Jonathan Lo—took home the big prize. The ensemble (all Royal Conservatory alumni) will receive $25,000, a 50-concert European tour, and a professional recording at the Banff Centre. The Rolston is the third Canadian quartet to win the competition and is currently graduate quartet-in-residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. For more, look for an upcoming news item in Strings‘ December issue.


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