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Party of four

Source: Palo Alto Weekly

The St. Lawrence String Quartet adds a Grammy nomination to their impressive resume

by Robyn Israel

It's a chilly late November evening on the Stanford campus, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet is assembled in an upstairs lounge, located on the second floor of the Braun Music Center. The four members -- violinists Geoff Nuttall and Barry Shiffman, violist Lesley Robertson and cellist Alberto Parrini -- have just returned from a performance in Pittsburgh, and are getting ready to attend an on-campus recital given by their students.

PILOBOLUS TO PREMIERE NEW WORK WITH STRING QUARTET AT STANFORD

Source: The Mercury News

Dance troupe re-energized by live music

By Anita Amirrezvani, Mercury News

As a founding member of Pilobolus, the modern dance group often compared to living sculpture, Michael Tracy is used to all the sweat, drama and passion of the rehearsal studio. Even so, when he talks about making his newest dance, he can't hide the excitement in his voice.

Yiddishbbuk nominated for two Grammy Awards

Source: Grammy.com

EMI Music Canada has its first-ever classical and jazz Grammy nominations

from Grammy.com

In the long list of EMI/Virgin Grammy nominees announced today were three for classical and jazz discs from EMI Music Canada: Jane Bunnett's Alma de Santiago was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album, while the St Lawrence String Quartet received two nominations for Yiddishbbuk - Best Chamber Music and Best Classical Contemporary Composition.

Field 27 - Classical
Category 98 - Best Chamber Music Performance
(Award to the Artists.)

Vibrant violin

Source: The Star

With all that commotion, Nuttall of the St. Lawrence Quartet seems a little high strung

by WILLIAM W. STARR

The tradition of chamber music is stillness and decorum.

And then there's violinist Geoff Nuttall, a poster boy for the chronically mobile.

On stage, he's a flibbertigibbet, all arms and legs, motion, movement, up and down, side to side, breathing audibly. In some fast passages, he seems almost to levitate off his seat.