Dévah Quartet


Dévah Members:
Liza McLellan – Cello, Electric Cello, Writer, Arranger, Vocals
Emily Hau – Violin, Electric Violin, Vocals
Sharon Lee – Violin, Viola, Electric 5-string Violin/Viola, Vocals
Moira Burke – Viola, Violin, Electric 5-string Violin/Viola, Vocals
Mackenzie Longpre / Kristofer Maddigan – Drums

Dévah recently released their third album Prometheus, just on the heels of their second
album 2112, which features a full length instrumental tribute to Canadian icon RUSH’s suite
of the same name. Prometheus has been featured in various Prog Rock journals and
podcasts, and 2112 was featured in the UK magazine PROG (Dévah’s second write up in this
publication). Dévah’s tribute to Rush’s 2112 led to being invited to perform at A Night for
Neil, the tribute event held for Rush drummer Neil Peart.

A multi-genre (note: not cross-genre) string quartet, Dévah has held residencies at the
University of Toronto’s New Music Festival performing works on both acoustic and electric
instruments, and at San Jacinto College in Texas as visiting artists, where they provide
masterclasses and composer workshops with both sets of instruments.

Dévah’s notable performances include Canada Day at Yonge and Dundas Square (twice),
the countdown launch for the Pan Am Games, The 2022 Canada Games, and featured guest
artists at Interprovincial Music Camp’s CAMP ROCK. When in electric mode, Dévah
performs high energy sets with effects pedals and wireless cables, enabling them to
encourage interaction with the audience through movement. Dévah Quartet’s shows are
often performed by memory and backed by a drummer, and at times accompanied by a
projection artist.

No stranger to multi-disciplinary collaboration, Dévah has performed live with dancers,
including Toronto’s A2D2 Aerial Dancers, and a special collaboration with ballet dancers for
the Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange installation party for the Toronto International Film

Classically trained, Dévah Quartet’s members are active principal players in Toronto-based
ensembles. Violinist Sharon Lee is Concertmaster of Toronto Concert Orchestra, violinist
Emily Hau is Principal Second of Sinfonia Toronto, cellist Liza McLellan was cellist of
Quartetto Gelato for nine years, violist Moira Burke plays for Mirvish productions.
Dévah became Yamaha Canada Artists in 2011, and D’Addario Canada Artists in 2013.

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Collingwood, ON
L9Y 2L9

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