Calidore String Quartet

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Bella Concert Hall

The Calidore String Quartet has been praised by the New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct”and by the Los Angeles Times for its balance of “intellect and expression.” The Washington Post has said that“ Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one.”

Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award,the Calidore String Quartetfirst made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand-Prize of the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition. The quartet was the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artistand just completed its third year in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two).

In the 2019-20 season, the Calidore String Quartet celebrates its tenth anniversary and the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth by presenting cycles of the Beethoven String Quartets in New York, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Toronto, the University of Delaware, Antwerp and Dresden. Additionally, the Calidore will premiere a new work by composer Anna Clyne inspired by Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge and commissioned by Music Accord in performances at Lincoln Center, Princeton, Penn State, Caramoor, San Francisco Performances and Boston’s Celebrity Series. The Quartet will also make their debuts at Strathmore and with the Kansas City Friends of Chamber Music. In Europe, the Calidore perform on important series in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. The Quartet will continue to collaborate with artists such as the pianists Marc-Andre Hamelin, Pavel Kolesnikov, Yeol Eum Son, Sophiko Simisive and Henry Kramer, violists Lawrence Power and Matthew Lipman, cellist Clive Greensmith, bassist Xavier Foley, guitarist Sharon Isbin, and oboist Cristina Gómez Godoy.

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