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Described as “the epitome of confidence and finesse,” (Gramophone magazine) and “a miracle of unified thought,” (La Presse, Montreal), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished, and passionate performances. The quartet members are currently Artists-in-Residence and visiting faculty at Stony Brook University (SUNY) and have been appointed to the prestigious roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two for the 2016–2019 seasons. The Calidore String Quartet has won grand prizes in virtually all the major U.S. chamber music competitions as well as several international competitions in Europe. It regularly performs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and has debuted in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul’s Kumho Arts Hall, and Schneider Concerts (New York City) and at many festivals, including Verbier, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2015, the quartet released its critically acclaimed debut recording of quartets by Mendelssohn and Haydn, and it will release an album on Éditions Hortus commemorating the World War I centennial.
The Calidore was featured as Young Artists-in-Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today, and its performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Korean Broadcasting Corporation, and elsewhere. As a passionate supporter of music education, the ensemble is committed to mentoring and educating young musicians through a variety of residency and outreach efforts. Formed in 2010 at the Colburn School of Music, the Calidore String Quartet aims to present performances that share the passion and joy of the string quartet repertoire.The Calidore String Quartet will perform in Concert Program I (July 16), Concert Program III (July 22 and 23), and Carte Blanche Concert III: The Russian Quartet (July 26).