Established in 2019, the Elm City String Quartet was brought together by their passion for chamber music and a desire to share their love of quartet repertoire with their home town of Fredericton. Their first performance was a memorable snowy evening in a small art gallery that was so packed, there were children sitting on the floor amongst their music stands. Since then, the quartet has been captivating in their community with their broad programming and charismatic playing.
Named after Fredericton’s long-standing moniker, the individuals in the Elm City String Quartet come from a variety of musical backgrounds. Some perform indie and improvisational multimedia works; some are renowned international pedagogues; but all are passionate chamber music players, Sistema NB Teaching Artists, and are active teachers in their community. The quartet, being a versatile group, has performed in art galleries, churches, and even small house concerts. The Elm City String Quartet is enjoying a busy 2021-2022 season, with performances booked at Mount Allison University, The University of New Brunswick, and in cities across the province.