Lily String Quartet is a dynamic chamber ensemble dedicated to excellence. This Canadian quartet was formed in 2005, and is recognized by audiences and critics alike as a top ensemble of Western Canada. This bilingual quartet is comprised of Elisa Milner, Diane Lane, Patricia Higgins and Andrea Case, all of whom hold a position in the top tier of Canadian chamber musicians.
Whether from the Alberta prairies, the city life of Calgary, or the beauty of Québec City, these women have brought together their varied experiences to produce a unified and tantalizing sound. With the members of Lily String Quartet having individually trained at North America’s premiere universities and conservatories, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience that enriches the quartet.
LSQ performs regularly in Calgary and beyond. The 2013/14 season will include a recital performance for The Instrumental Society of Calgary, collaborations with piano, bass, flute and harp and concerts in both Alberta and BC. Past concert work has included performances for the CBC, Sled Island Festival, The Lake Louise “Ice Magic” Festival, The Banff Centre, One Yellow Rabbit Theatre’s High Performance Rodeo and New Works Calgary.
A hallmark of LSQ’s work is collaboration; the group members have performed with a jazz trio, multiple Calgary-area choirs, music programs, schools, Indie-rock groups, folk performers and an accordion player, just to name a few. Lily Quartet was invited to seminars at Juilliard School and Stanford University and performed in and helped develop an original musical with folk artist Lullaby Baxter. The group toured Alberta with the Hutchinson Andrew Trio in the spring of 2013, Eastern Canada in the fall of 2012 and Western Canada in 2008; LSQ has performed both in concert and at educational outreach programs in seven out of ten Canadian provinces.