Silflay String Quartet
Leah Roseman (violin), Mark Friedman (violin), Sonya Probst (viola), Thaddeus Morden (cello)
Based in Ottawa, members of the The Silflay String Quartet include National Arts Centre Orchestra musicians Leah Roseman, Mark Friedman, Sonya Probst, and Thaddeus Morden. "Silflay" is a word coined by the author Richard Adams, and is used in his book Watership Down as part of the language the rabbits use. During silflay the rabbits browse above ground for tasty food; it is a time of ease and freedom. The Silflay String Quartet seeks to discover music that is outside the regular repertoire, and also to enjoy outstanding and more familiar works. The quartet performs at the Mackay Chamber Music Series, has played at Café Classico at the Shenkman Centre and participates in an interactive educational concert for children entitled “Simon Says Silflay”.