Calidore String Quartet
Los Angeles


Avery Fisher Career Grant 2018
Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award 2017
M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition 2016
Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists
ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition
Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition
Hortus, Music@Menlo Live,
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Jeffrey Myers – Violin
Ryan Meehan – Violin
Jeremy Berry - Viola
Estelle Choi – Cello
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.” After their Kennedy Center debut the Washington Post proclaimed that “Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one…The grateful audience left enriched and, I suspect, a little more human than it arrived.” The Calidore String Quartet has enjoyed an impressive number of accolades, including a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. The Calidore made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand-Prize of the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world. The quartet was also the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and was named BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, an honor that brings with it recordings, international radio broadcasts and appearances in Britain’s most prominent venues and festivals. 2018-19 is the Calidore’s third year in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program. Within two years of their founding in 2010, the Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes in virtually all the major U.S. chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs competitions and captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition and Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.

In 2018 -19 season the Calidore returns to Wigmore Hall and Lincoln Center and will make its debut on major series in Munich, Copenhagen, the Netherlands, Atlanta, Toronto, San Francisco and Denver. They continue to collaborate in concerts with the Emerson String Quartet as well as artists such as the pianists Inon Barnatan, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Pavel Kolesnikov, Anne-Marie McDermott and Michael Brown, violinists Arnaud Sussmann and Elena Bushka, violist Matthew Lipman and oboist Cristina Gómez Godoy. They presented the world premiere of Pulitzer-prize winner Caroline Shaw’s newest string quartet “Three Essays” at the BBC Proms and will continue to perform it throughout the season in Washington D.C., Portland, Toronto

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