Calidore String Quartet, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Calidore String Quartet, 2011 Fischoff Grand Prize Winners

The Calidore String Quartet, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize Winner, performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for faculty and staff.

Out of 48 competing ensembles from across the nation and around the world, the Calidore String Quartet won the Grand Prize of the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition ($7,500.00) and the Gold Medal ($3,000.00) in the Senior String Division. Woodwind quintet The City of Tomorrow captured the Gold Medal ($3,000.00) in the Senior Wind Division.

In addition to prize money, both ensembles are participating in a Winner’s Tour of the Midwestern United States in October, and the Calidore String Quartet will perform several concerts in the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy in 2012.

Calidore members Jeffrey Myers and Pasha Tseitlin (violin), Jeremy Berry (viola) and Estelle Choi (cello) currently study at the Colburn School, Los Angeles, California.