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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

The Penderecki String Quartet's annual chamber academy and concert series returns for advanced string players at Wilfrid Laurier University from May 29 - June 11, 2023.

Each week students will receive:

  • one hour private lesson
  • 5 x 90 minutes of chamber coaching
  • 3 x 2 hours of chamber class
  • At least one opportunity to perform in the Young Artists Concert Series (June 3, 10 or 11)

Guest artists include the Lafayette String Quartet.

Registration is open. Apply by May 1, 2023.

Students may wish to stay at the 260 Regina St Dormitory while studying at QuartetFest.
The rooms are single private occupancy, private bathroom/shower, shared kitchen. The rate is $35 per night. Reserve now.

Are you a high school student string player? Don't miss out on registering for our Secondary School Workshop, which will run June 9-11, 2023.


The International Intensive Chamber Music Course and Concert Series, known as QuartetFest, brings young artists from across Canada and abroad together with world renowned performers. QuartetFest is one of the most anticipated spring festivals by chamber music lovers and young musicians.

QuartetFest is hosted by Laurier's Faculty of Music, the Penderecki String Quartet and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society.  

QuartetFest began at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1992 and is led by Laurier's Quartet-in-Residence the Penderecki String Quartet.

Registration Details

Apply by May 1, 2023.

QuartetFest Registration Form

QuartetFest Secondary School Registration Form


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