Tokai String Quartet

Tokai String Quartet

One of Canada’s leading string quartets
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Praised for their “emotional investment” and “decisive” interpretations (Toronto Star) and “intense” and “hot-blooded” performances (Globe and Mail), Debut Atlantic is pleased to welcome back the Tokai Quartet, one of Canada’s leading string quartets.

In September 2007, the quartet became prize winners at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the first Canadian group to do so since 1992. The vibrancy that this exciting young ensemble brings to their performances is gaining them enthusiastic audiences across Canada, and has earned the Tokai Quartet a growing demand for performances at concert series across the country.

The accomplishments of this gifted ensemble have earned the Tokai Quartet some impressive accolades. In 2003, they were recipients of the Felix Galimir Award and the following year the Tokai Quartet went on to receive the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award, which has facilitated their participation in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and at the Stanford Summer Music Festival. They were further distinguished in April 2005 by the award of a debut concert presented by the Frederick Gaviller Music Foundation.

The Tokai Quartet has been ensemble-in-residence at Queen’s University in Kingston, the Southern Ontario Chamber Music Institute, and Music at Port Milford. In 2010 they participated in the SLSQ Emerging String Quartet Program performing and teaching at the Stanford University as well as participating in outreach activities at numerous schools and other venues.

Concert Program

Italian Serenade in G Major, for string quartet  H. Wolf (1860 – 1903)
String Quartet No. 7 in F major,
Op. 59, Razumovsky, No. 1

  1. Allegro
  2. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
  3. Adagio molto e mesto
  4. Thème russe. Allegro
L. V. Beethoven (1770 – 1827)


The World on A String
K. Curcin (1971 – )
String Quartet in F Major

  1. Allegro moderato. Très doux
  2. Assez vif. Très rythmé
  3. Très lent
  4. Vif et agité
M. Ravel (1875 – 1937)