April 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM
The Calidore String Quartet, one of the most acclaimed and sought after chamber ensembles of their generation, has been heralded as “the epitome of confidence and finesse,” (Gramophone Magazine) and “a miracle of unified thought” (La Presse, Montreal). The Quartet made international headlines as the Grand-Prize winner of the 2016 and inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world. Other major highlights of 2016 include being named a BBC Next Generation Artist for the 2016-18 seasons and becoming the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. Additionally, the quartet begins a three-year residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for the 2016- 2019 seasons. In Fall 2016 the quartet was named Visiting Guest Artists at the University of Delaware and will serve as Visiting Artists-in-Residence at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. The Calidore String Quartet regularly performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has debuted in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul’s Kumho Arts Hall, Schneider Concerts (NYC) and at many significant festivals, including Verbier, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Rheingau, East Neuk, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.