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Review: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Record

“The strings, courtesy of the Annex String Quartet arranged by ex-pat Cuban and piano master Hilario Durán, lend a sense of drama and old-fashioned romance to many of the songs.” 

– Cathy Riches, The Wholenote Magazine

Review: David Harrington on The Annex Quartet

“One of the things I loved most when I first heard them [The Annex Quartet] was their passionate interpretations.”

– David Harrington, Kronos Quartet

Review: R. Murray Schafer's 80th Anniversary Concert

“The Annex String Quartet beautifully rendered Schafer’s Quartet No. 5, reminding us that Schafer’s expansive mystical Romanticism has its basis in a very fine and well-developed lyrical sense.”

 – The Globe and Mail

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applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

– Vince Lombardi

Recent News

The latest news and events from the Annex Quartet

Stratford Summer Music

We invite you to our 3-day appearance with pianist Jan Lisiecki at the Stratford Summer Music Festival. During…

Music Toronto Performance

The Annex Quartet performs a free outreach concert on Thirsday, May 7, 2015 at 2pm for Music Toronto…

Just A Day, An Ordinary Day

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A Toronto String Quartet that’s recognized as one of Canada’s most dynamic ensembles. Recognized for their eclectic repertoire of music, The Annex Quartet—Stanislav Pronin, Carolyn Blackwell (violins), Yunior Lopez (viola), and Peter Cosbey (cello)—continues to deliver dynamic performances that push the boundaries of classical music. Founded in 2008 and based out of Toronto, Canada, the quartet has been in high demand throughout Canada and abroad appearing in over 100 concerts including acclaimed performances at Zankel and Weill Recital Hall’s at Carnegie Hall, the Montreal Museum of Modern Art, and the Stratford Festival to name a few. Whether performing Mozart, Crumb, or even some Mississippi blues, The Annex Quartet has the capacity to capture an audiences’ attention with style and finesse. They revolutionize performances both visually and acoustically and take the audience back in time and to the future, often all in the course of one evening. It’s mission: to give the current generations insight into a specific time in history, through updated takes of music, both through performance and recordings.

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