Competition and winner of the 2004 Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation, the Lloyd Carr-Harris String Quartet has rapidly established itself as one of the most important string quartets in Canada. Formed in 2002 by Professor André Roy, its members are all recipients of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University’s Lloyd Carr-Harris Scholarships.
After concerts in Canada, France and England, the 2006 season took the quartet on an exten-sive tour of the United States and on its first tour to Italy, with concerts at the Emilia Romagna Festival and the Trecastagni International Music Festival in Catania.
Hailed by critics, their exceptional rendition of Brian Cherney’s String Quartet No.3 was followed by an invitation by the composer to record three of his string quartets with the illus-trious sound engineer Martha de Francisco. The LCH is one of the eight quartets selected from throughout the world to participate in the 5th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne in July 2007.