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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.

QuartetFest Registration

QuartetFest 2018 will take place from May 31 to June 17. Applications are due by March 31, 2018.

Registration is open to string quartets, piano and string trios/duos.


  • $600 per person.
  • $50 registration fee due with application.

Note: Scholarships are available.


QuartetFest participants receive:

  • Assigned studio space for the duration of the event.
  • Masterclasses with the QuartetFest faculty.
  • One hour individual lesson with a member of the Penderecki String Quartet.
  • Daily coaching and contact with festival faculty.
  • Opportunity to perform at the Young Artists concert.
  • Tickets to all performances.

How to Apply

QuartetFest application and registration fees must be submitted by cheque or cash. Cheques should be made out to Wilfrid Laurier University.

Fees can be submitted by mail to:

Wilfrid Laurier University
Attention: Concerts Coordinator
75 University Ave. West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3C5

Fees can be submitted in person to:

Wilfrid Laurier University
John Aird Centre, Faculty of Music
Office A503

Register for QuartetFest

Chamber Music Prize Application

In 2007, the Penderecki String Quartet (PSQ), Laurier's ensemble-in-residence, initiated an annual award of excellence in chamber music at Laurier. All strings ensembles (including those with piano) enrolled in Laurier's chamber music courses are eligible. The successful ensemble will receive full tuition to Laurier's QuartetFest and special concert recognition.

Apply for the PSQ Chamber Music Prize


Accommodation is available on campus with Hotel Laurier. Participants are responsible for bookings and payment.


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