Artist Bio

Calidore String Quartet, string quartet

The Calidore String Quartet’s “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times) have won the ensemble accolades across the globe and firmly established it as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today. The quartet regularly performs in the most prestigious venues throughout North America, Europe, and Asia such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (as members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program), Wigmore Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, and Seoul’s Kumho Arts Hall, as well as at many significant festivals, including Verbier, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Music@Menlo, Rheingau, East Neuk, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In addition to winning the M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, the Calidore String Quartet has won Grand Prizes in virtually all the major U.S. chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs chamber music competitions, and the ARD International and Hamburg International competitions.