Artists in Residence

The Artists in Residence program is sponsored by the Dean's Office and Western University's Office of the Provost.

New Orford String Quartet

Photo: Dahlia Katz

New Orford String Quartet, Official Artists-in-Residence at Western University

From orchestral sectionals, to masterclasses, to composition workshops, open rehearsals and side-by-side performances, this residency provides current students with access to world-class artists as part of the curriculum.

To view this year's programming, visit the Masterclasses and Residencies webpage

Consisting of the concertmasters and principal cellist of the Montreal and Toronto Symphonies, the New Orford String Quartet (Jonathan Crow, violin; Andrew Wan, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Brian Manker, cello) has seen astonishing success, giving annual concerts for national CBC broadcast and receiving unanimous critical acclaim, including two Opus Awards for Concert of the Year, and a 2017 JUNO Award for Canada’s top Chamber Music Recording. Recent seasons have featured return engagements in Chicago, Montreal and Toronto, as well as their New York City debut on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series.