The Rosebud String Quartet (violinists Aaron Schwebel and Sheila Jaffé, violist Keith Hamm, and cellist Leana Rutt) was formed in 2013 in Rosebud, Alberta at the inaugural Rosebud Chamber Music Festival, an annual summertime chamber music showcase in the Alberta Badlands. Comprised of principal players from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company and National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, the RSQ is one of Canada’s most exciting young string quartets with a unique voice and a special love for the quartets of Haydn.
The RSQ performs regularly in various Toronto-based series, including Xenia Concerts, Stereo Live, Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Chamber Music Series, Echo Chamber Toronto, Pocket Concerts, and Music Mondays. The quartet was recently featured in CBC Radio 2 ‘In Concert’.
The RSQ has performed at Ottawa ChamberFest, Stratford Summer Music Festival, Music by the Sea in Bamfield, British Columbia, among others. Upcoming projects include an album of Haydn and Mozart and festival appearances include Toronto Summer Music, Sweetwater Music Festival and Rosebud Chamber Music Festival.
The RSQ had their chamber music education at the Domaine Forget, where individually they performed with members of the London Haydn Quartet, Chilingirian Quartet, Elias Quartet, ARC Ensemble, Florestan Trio and the Smithsonian Chamber Players.