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CALIDORE STRING QUARTET (USA/Canada)


Jeffrey Myers
, violin

Ryan Meehan
, violin

Jeremy Berry
, viola

Estelle Choi
, cello


One of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge on the chamber music scene in recent
years, the Calidore

String Quartet is noted for its fiery brilliance, breadth of musicianship, and
palpable energy that engages audiences. Formed at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in 2010,
the Calidore String Quartet has presented recitals across the U
nited States and Eur
ope.


Most recently the quartet captured top prizes at the 61
st

ARD Munich International String
Quartet Competition and the 2012 Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.
Furthermore, the quartet was featured on German national television as part of

a documentary
produced by ARD public broadcasting. Nationally, the Calidore String Quartet has won the
grand prize
at

the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2012 Coleman
and Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competitions.


High
lights of the quartet’s 2012
-
13 season included their New York debut on the renowned
Schneider C
oncert Series at Mannes College, The New School for Music;
and
collaboration

with
Quatuor Ebène presented by the Colburn Chamber Music Society. Other engagement
s included
a return to the

Laguna Beach Music Festival;

an east coast tour throughout New York,

Virginia,
Maryland and Florida;

and numerous concerts in Southern California. The q
uartet is currently a
featured young artist
-
in
-
r
esidence with American Public

Media’s
Performance Today.


In the summer of 2012, t
he quartet was selected as the fellowship q
uartet of the Aspen Music
Festival and School and made its European debut at the venerated Emilia Romagna Festival in
Italy.
During the 2013 summer season, the
Calidor
e String Quartet will be participating in the
Verbier

Festival Academy in Switzerland,

a residency at T
he Banff Center
,

and a fellowship to
the McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA).


The quartet members have collaborated with many es
teemed artists and ensembles including
the Tokyo and St. Lawrence Quartets, Joshua Bell, Joseph Silverstein and Menahem Pressler.
Teachers and mentors of the Calidore String Quartet include Andre Roy, Arnold Steinhardt,
Guillaume Sutre, Ronald Leonard, Rob
ert Lipsett, Paul Coletti
,

and the Quatuor Ebène.


Website:

www.calidorequartet.com