The Orford String Quartet Fund
One of Canada’s most illustrious chamber ensembles, the critically acclaimed Orford String Quartet, was internationally recognized for its performances of chamber music for over 25 years. On the occasion of its final performance in 1991 at the Sharon Festival, funds were raised an and endowment was established with the Ontario Arts Foundation.
From 1997 to 2012 in recognition of the Orford String Quartet’s influence on the development of string chamber music in Canada, the fund awarded scholarships to string chamber musicians attending university.
Beginning in 2014, the mandate of the fund will change to support a biennial award recognizing Canadian string chamber musicians who are in the early stages of their professional career.
2016 Shane Kim
Shane Kim, 2016 recipient of the Orford String Quartet Award
Shane Kim wins the 2016 Orford String Quartet Award November 23, 2016
2014 Recipient of the Orford String Quartet Award Announced November 12, 2014
Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Recipient
From 2003 - 2011, the Ontario Arts Foundation partnered with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) on the Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Program. The Program provided scholarships in the arts to students who have a special ability in the arts, but not the resources to pursue that interest.