Julia Wedman, Patricia Ahern, Patrick G. Jordan, Margaret Gay
We are delighted to be welcoming Patricia Ahern, joining Julia Wedman in the other violin position. Our close association with Patricia over the last twenty years as a member of Tafelmusik has made this a particularly smooth and seamless change. “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Eybler Quartet,” says Ahern. “It is so fantastic to be making music at the highest level with wonderful friends, and I am truly grateful for this opportunity.”
The Eybler Quartet will begin to ramp up our concert and recording schedule in the near future, including appearances in the US and throughout Canada. Look for performances at Penn State University in early 2023, as part of an innovative collaboration with musicologist Mark Ferraguto. We are acting as consultants in preparing a new edition of recently rediscovered works by a colleague of Beethoven’s. More details on this and the forthcoming recording that will be part of the project! We’ll also be presenting a special set of guided listening performances with Suzannah Clark, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University, as well as performances in June 2023 as part of the Banff Centre’s Evolution:Quartet program.
The Eybler Quartet would like to thank Aisslinn Nosky for her incredible contributions to the group from its inception, through innumerable concerts and several critically acclaimed recordings. In parting, Nosky offers, “My performance schedule south of the border and around the world is preventing me from being a member of the Eybler Quartet. I wish Patricia Ahern all best as she joins the quartet!”
The Eybler Quartet came together in late 2004 to explore the works of the first century and a half of the string quartet, with a healthy attention to lesser known composers such as their namesake, Joseph Leopold Edler von Eybler. The group brings a unique combination of talents and skills: razor-sharp ensemble skills, technical prowess, expertise in period instrument performance and an unquenchable passion for the repertoire. The Toronto- based ensemble’s live performances have consistently garnered praise as “glowing and committed”, “spirited” and “lively and energizing”.