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Monday, 13 September 2010

Founding Member of Cecilia Quartet Resigns

By Crystal Chan

Founding cellist Rebecca Wenham announced her resignation from the Cecilia String Quartet on September 10, 2010. Wenham cites her plan to move to California as the cause.

She will be replaced by cellist Rachel Desoer. Desoer will make her first appearance with Cecilia at the group's season opener: a performance as soloists with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra on Nuit Blanche (October 2, 8 p.m., Koerner Hall).

Desoer attended The Juilliard School, McGill University, and received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College. Past awards include at the 5th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.

Just days ago on September 5, 2010, the Cecilia Quartet was announced as the first place winner of the 10th Banff International String Quartet Competition.

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