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Calidore String Quartet
String Quartet
BBT Fellowship 2016

Calidore String Quartet - Biography

Jeffrey Myers violin
Ryan Meehan violin
Jeremy Berry viola
Estelle Choi cello

Described as “the epitome of confidence and finesse” (Gramophone) and “a miracle of unified thought” (La Presse, Montreal), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed and captivating performances. The Calidore String Quartet is currently artist-in-residence at Stony Brook University (NY) and was appointed to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for the 2016-2019 seasons.

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 competitions and captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet and Hamburg International Chamber Music Competitions. The Quartet regularly performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has debuted in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center and Seoul’s Kumho Arts Hall and at many festivals, including Verbier, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Rheingau, East Neuk and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Highlights of the Quartet’s 2015-16 season include their debut at Carnegie Hall, Ladies’ Morning Music Club (Montreal) and New York City Town Hall; performances of the complete Mendelssohn quartet cycle at the East Neuk Festival (Scotland); and performances of Mendelssohn’s Octet, with the Emerson Quartet, at both Princeton and Stony Brook Universities.

The Quartet’s critically acclaimed debut recording of quartets by Mendelssohn and Haydn [CD Baby 0888295213165] is followed in early 2016 with their recording of music from WWI on the Editions Hortus label.

The Calidore String Quartet’s principal mentors include Andre Roy, Günther Pichler, Arnold Steinhardt, Guillaume Sutre, David Finckel and the members of the Ebène and Emerson Quartets.

It is truly an honour to be part of the BBT family which is comprised of our inspirational colleagues and mentors. The Trust’s incredible depth of knowledge both artistically and of the music business is what has enabled us to make an impact with the projects we have chosen to pursue. So many of our dreams and ambitions have been and continue to be realized thanks to the dedicated efforts and generous support of the BBT!

Photographs by Sophie Zhai