The Horizon String Quartet
Amy Hillis, Jeremy Buzash- violins
Joshua Peters- viola Ariel Carrabré- cello
Born and raised in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the members of the Horizon String Quartet have earned Master of Music degrees from schools including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Ottawa University, and the University of Manitoba. The HSQ members have performed with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Individually and collectively, they have performed at music festivals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. They have also studied chamber music performance with members of the world’s leading string quartets including the Alban Berg, Guarneri, Emerson, St. Lawrence, Concord and Cleveland Quartets.
Dedicated to both performance and education, the Horizon String Quartet makes community outreach and school presentations a priority in their performing schedules. They have given school presentations in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, Nova Scotia, and San Francisco. Their 2015 spring tour includes thirty-nine performances and six workshops at schools and other venues in twenty-seven different cities across Saskatchewan. The tour is presented by Culture on the Go which is made possible through funding provided to the Saskatchewan Arts Board by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. The HSQ was also awarded a “Junior Concerts” tour in 2014 from the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) for the spring of 2016. Praised by teachers for their “high quality teaching” and their “engaging, entertaining and informational” presentations, the HSQ hopes to continue to perform for young audiences throughout the prairies for years to come.