BISQC Supporters

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

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:

Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust


Alan Bernstein and JoAnn Breitman
Jack Chetner
Norma Ruth Cooke and David Cooke
Maureen and Joe Katchen
Letha J, MacLachlan, Q.C and John Ridge
Alan Murkdock
Anonymous (2)

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