Banff International String Quartet Competition Supporters

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity would like to thank the following generous supporters of the BISQC career development program, BISQ Festival, and BISQC 2025:


Supported by




Azrieli Foundation


BISQC Endowments

Aurora Fund for the Advancement of String Quartet Music

The Eagles Nest BISQC Young Artists Endowment

Freeze Family Career Development Program Fund, BISQC

Sylvia and Jack Chetner Scholarship Endowment 

R.S. Williams and Sons Company Ltd. Endowment Fund


Lead Supporters 

Christopher R. Head

Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust



Pam Allen
Gail Allford
Ginger Anders and Joe Baker
Stephen Blayney
David and Ann Millican
Ingrid Burger
Shelley Currie and Roger Mah Poy
Alan Dornian
Ernest Enns
Jeff Faber
Mike and Gina Hall
Ernest Howe
Anne Howells
S.B. Joe
Hsing Jou

Edward and Ann Kerwin
Marguerite and George King
Wendy Kunsman
Teresa Y H Lee
Maclachlan Ridge Family
Stephen and Lynn Murgatroyd
Sara Neely
Lorna and William Orr
Lorna and Barry Parsons
Hugh and Rachel Prichard
Edward and Edith Shillitoe
Juliet Simon
Alan and Bonnie Steele
Harry and Kathy Strub
Betty Winston
Anonymous (3)


*As of June 29, 2023. 

BISQC 2022 Supporters here.


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:

Debra Beattie, Senior Development Officer - Annual Giving at

403.431-0296 or

Click Here to Donate

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