BISQC Supporters

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The Banff Centre would like to thank the following generous supporters of BISQC and the Székely/Rolston Young Musicians program:

Lead Patrons:

Christine and David Anderson

Supporting Sponsor:

Kun Shoulder Rest 

BISQC Endowments: 

Aurora Fund for the Advancement of String Quartet Music
BISQC Canadian Commission Prize 
Sylvia and Jack Chetner Scholarship Endowment
R.S. Williams and Sons Company Ltd. Endowment Fund
Yolande and Howard Freeze Fund for Music: Freeze Career Development Program Fund, BISQC

Lead Supporters:

B&E Electronics Ltd.
Jack Chetner
Joanne Taylor and Jack Davis
Christopher Head
Susan and Robert Larson
Dennis R. Shuler
Henry and Sharon van der Sloot


Amati Capital
Beverly and Donald Aronovitch
Robert Baker and Holly Sykes
Irene Bakker
Banff Airporter Inc.
Barb Atnikov and Albert Rosengarten Foundation
Norma Boutillier
Peter Brandon
Jacqueline Brignall
Graham and Maureen Carpenter
Mauro and Moira Cimolai
Joyce and Craig Copelan
Howard Dillon and Nell Dillon-Ermers
John Felton
Dorothea and Ronald Fisher
Paula Greene
Alistair Grieve and Catherine Merkley
Robert Holmes
Kenneth Hunnicutt
Elizabeth Hunter
Maureen and Joe Katchen
J. Evan Kreider
Susan and David Laister
Satwant Lota
Annaline Lubbe
Pamela MacKenzie
Charles Mason
Gordon Mowat
Weida and Ken Murphy
Jean and Jim Murray
John Neal
Richard and Inge Page
Pamela Grigg Charitable Fund at Calgary Foundation
Rob and Patricia Peabody
Rolston Family
Ian Savage
Barry Shiffman and Robin Fribance
Juliet Simon
Kathy and Harry Strub
Jean Travis
Joseph Wasielewski and Sharon Sakurai-Wasielewski
Anonymous (6)

Media Partners:

The Strad
BBC Music Magazine

Quartet in the Community: Melba and Orville Rollefson Residency

The Banff Centre and the Banff International String Quartet Competition thank Susan and Robert Larson for their generous support for the Quartet in the Community: Melba and Orville Rollefson Residency

Creative Giving:

Let your passion for BISQC create something unique through a focused gift. Your support actualizes a bold vision – enabling BISQC to be a beacon for exceptional talent and an accelerator of creative work around the world. 

To contribute to the continuous development of these young ensembles, please contact our Associate Director of Operations & Development Candice Noakes at