Lily String Quartet

Lily String Quartet

A dynamic, female chamber ensemble dedicated to excellence
All members hold a position in the top tier of Canadian musicians
Bring together their experience to produce a unified and tantalising sound
Collaborate with jazz trios, choirs, indie-rock groups and other musicians
Based in Canada and available to perform at events worldwide

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Lily String Quartet is a dynamic chamber ensemble dedicated to excellence. This Canadian quartet was formed in 2005, and is recognised by audiences and critics alike as a top ensemble of Western Canada. This bilingual quartet is comprised of Elisa, Diane, Patricia and Andrea, 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 tantalising sound. With the members of String Quartet Canada having individually trained at North America’s premiere universities and conservatories, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience that enriches the quartet.

The String Quartet performs regularly in Calgary and beyond. The 2013/14 season included a recital performance for The Instrumental Society of Calgary, collaborations with piano, bass 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 their 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.

They were 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; String Quartet Canada has performed both in concert and at educational outreach programs in seven out of ten Canadian provinces.

  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • All You Need is Love- Lennon/McCartney
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Beautiful Dreamer - Foster
  • Beauty and the Beast - Menken
  • Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
  • Blue Moon - Rodgers
  • Cabaret - Kander
  • Can’t help falling in love – Elvis
  • Can't Take My Eyes off of You - Four Seasons
  • Caravan - Ellington
  • Carrickfergus - Traditional
  • Circle of Life - The Lion King
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Daydream Believer - The Monkees
  • Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
  • Edelweiss - The Sound of Music
  • Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
  • Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard
  • Forest Gump – Main Theme
  • From This Moment On - Shania Twain
  • Gabriel's Oboe – The Mission
  • Get Me To The Church On Time - My Fair Lady
  • Girl From Ipanema - Jobim
  • Happy Together - The Turtles
  • Hedwig's Theme- Harry Potter
  • Ho Hey- The Lumineers
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye
  • Hushabye Mountain - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables
  • I Only Have Eyes For You - Warren
  • I'm A Believer - Neil Diamond
  • I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
  • In a Sentimental Mood - Ellington
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • It Had to Be You - Jones
  • It's Only a Paper Moon - Arlen
  • James Bond Theme
  • La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
  • Let It Go - Frozen
  • Look of Love - Hamlisch
  • Love Me Tender- Elvis
  • Magnificent Seven
  • Memory - Cats (Lloyd Weber)
  • Moon River - Mancini
  • Nobody Does it Better - Hamlisch
  • Pop Jazz & Broadway:
  • Bach Air on the G String
  • Bach Aria
  • Bach Arioso
  • Bach Concerto #3 "Brandenburg"
  • Bach Double Violin Concerto
  • Bach Jesu Joy of Man"s Desiring
  • Bach Loure from the Cello Suite in C
  • Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
  • Beethoven Menuett from the Septet
  • Bizet Habanera (Carmen)
  • Bizet The Toreador's Song (Carmen)
  • Boccherini Menuett
  • Borodin Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2
  • Brahms Theme from 1st Symphony
  • Brahms Hungarian Dances #1 4 and 5
  • Campra Rigaudon
  • Clark Trumpet Voluntary
  • Delibes The Flower Duet
  • di Capua O Sole Mio
  • Dvorak Humoresque Op. 101 No. 7
  • Dvorak Slavonic Dances Op. 46 #2 & 8 Op. 72 #2
  • Elgar Nimrod
  • Emmett Dixie
  • Faure Pavane
  • Franck Panis Angelicus
  • Gates If
  • Gershwin Embraceable You
  • Gluck Minuet
  • Handel Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
  • Handel La Rejouissance
  • Handel Water Music Suite: Air Bouree Hornpipe and Finale
  • Handel Where'er You Walk
  • Joplin Entertainer
  • Classical: