Montréal 2017

ROLSTON

String Quartet

CANADA

Luri Lee , violin
Jeffrey Dyrda , violin
Hezekiah Leung , viola
Jonathan Lo , cello

First Prize winner of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston Quartet has also won First Prize at the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, Third Prize at the inaugural M-Prize Competition, and the Durosoir Prize at the 2016 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.

Formed in 2013 and Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at Rice University, the quartet has collaborated with renowned artists Andrés Díaz, Gil Kalish, Mark Morris, Donald Palma and Jon Kimura Parker. Additionally, they have worked closely with composers John Luther Adams and Brian Current.

The quartet takes its name after Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, the founder of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre.

www.rolstonstringquartet.com

IDOMENEO

String Quartet

ESPAÑA / HUNGARIA / BELGIQUE

Mark Derudder , violin
Bálint Váray , violin
Miguel Á. Rodriguez , viola
Pau Codina , cello

Winner of the 2nd prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music and winner of the Tunnell Trust Award, the Idomeneo Quartet was formed in 2009 and held the Chamber Music Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the guidance of Alasdair Tait before pursuing studies in Salzburg and Stuttgart.

The Idomeneo Quartet has held recitals in numerous concert venues all over Europe and extensively throughout the UK as well as given concert tours in Brazil and around Scotland and performed at numerous international festivals.

The quartet has also received guidance from such musicians as Rainer Schmidt, the Vogler Quartet, Bernard Greenhouse and Günter Pichler.

http://pau-codina-f87a.squarespace.com

GIOCOSO

String Quartet

DEUTSC. / ROMANIA / NETHERL.

Sebastian Casleanu , violin
Teofil Todica , violin
Martha Windhagauer , viola
Bas Jongen , cello

Founded in 2014, the Giocoso Quartet is the winner of the 2nd Prize, the Peter Druce Audience Award and the Musica Viva Australia Prize at the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.

Graduate ensemble at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, the quartet is also a recent alumni of the renowned European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA), which has provided them with multiple international concert opportunities.

The Giocoso Quartet is greatly involved in the community; in conjunction with the Yehudi Menuhin Live-Music-Now Foundation they have taken part in special social projects to present music to the elderly and the intellectually and physically disabled.

www.giocosostringquartet.com

ZORÀ

String Quartet

United States

D. Kowintaweewat , violin
Seula Lee , violin
Pablo Muñoz Salido , viola
Zizai Ning , cello

Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Zorá Quartet leapt into national attention in 2015 when they won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Grand Prize and Gold Medal of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in California.

Formed in 2014 at Indiana University, the Quartet was given the opportunity to be the String Quartet-in-Residence to perform and study manuscripts at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany. The quartet has collaborated with Pulitzer-Prize-winning American composer Caroline Shaw and the NOTUS Contemporary Ensemble. The name “Zorá” was chosen by violin professor Kevork Mardirossian at Indiana University; it means "sunrise" in Bulgarian. 

www.zorastringquartet.com

BELKA

String Quartet

United States

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CALLISTO

String Quartet

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MILTON

String Quartet

CANADA

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String Quartet

United States

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