Horizon String Quartet

Amy Hillis, Jeremy Buzash- violins 

Heather Wilson- 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, McGill University, Ottawa University, and the University of Manitoba.  The HSQ musicians have performed with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Jeremy is Principal Second Violinist of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Heather is also a member of the WSO. Amy and Ariel are currently completing their Doctor of Music degrees in Montreal. Individually and collectively, the members of the HSQ have performed at music festivals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.

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. During the past six years, the HSQ has toured to more than 300 different cities in western Canada and has presented for over 100,000 students, teachers, and members of the public. Their 2018 tour was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Touring Program: Arts Across Canada.  Their 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 tours were 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 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. 

Newspaper article about the HSQ in the Herald Sun News, SK, 2018.

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This was one of the most engaging presentations of classical music that I have seen in a school in my 21 years experience
— Balgonie Elementary School

Horizon String Quartet at Holy Rosary Elementary School, 2018.

I can’t believe we were able to have such a quality presentation in our school for such a small amount of money. For a school with our small budget, we got our money’s worth and then some!
— Kennedy Langbank School
I believe it is through these types of artistic performances that many students truly see what music and playing an instrument is all about... this presentation sparked a lot of interest and enthusiasm in them... my students (Gr. 5) were chatting about the instruments and sounds even later that day
— Ecole White City School
Our students really enjoyed the performance and the quartet were excellent role models for our students to aspire to
— Holy Rosary Community School, Regina

Regina, SK, May 2015

This performance was supported by the Culture on the Go Touring Grant. Culture on the Go is funded by the Government of Saskatchewan and administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board through an agreement with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.

The HSQ has two guest conductors- one for dynamics and one for tempo!