String Quartet Jury 2023
Founding member of the internationally celebrated St. Lawrence String Quartet (1989-), Lesley Robertson (viola) is proud to make her life at Stanford University where she teaches viola and along with her SL colleagues, directs and coaches chamber music. At Stanford, Lesley also spearheads the SLSQ's Emerging String Quartet Program and the annual Chamber Music Seminar.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School, Ms. Robertson also holds a degree from the University of British Columbia where she studied with her mentor, Gerald Stanick. A founding member of the SLSQ, Ms. Robertson toured regularly for more than three decades, performing 100+ concerts worldwide per season while also nurturing close ties to her home community, performing in classes, dormitories, laboratories, hospitals, and in Stanford's glorious Bing Concert Hall.
She has served on the jury of several international competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition She participated in the Marlboro Festival for several years and toured with Musicians from Marlboro before co-founding the SLSQ. Recent summer engagements include performances at Spoleto Festival USA, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Banff Festival, Festival of the Sound, Santa Fe Chamber Music, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Bravo Vail, Music@Menlo, Summer Music Vancouver and more.
Robertson plays on a viola (1992) made by fellow Canadian John Newton and a bow (2016) by Francois Malo.
Source: http://www.slsq.com/lesley-robertson / Updated August 2023