ZORÁ STRING QUARTET (U.S.A) – 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 Zorá Quartet was given the opportunity to perform and study manuscripts as the String Quartet-in-Residence at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany. The quartet has collaborated with Pulitzer-Prize-winning American composer Caroline Shaw, as well as the NOTUS Contemporary Ensemble.
The name “Zorá” was chosen by violin professor Kevork Mardirossian at Indiana University; it means “sunrise” in Bulgarian.
IDOMENEO STRING QUARTET (Spain/Hungary/Belgium) – Winner of the 2nd Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, and winner of the Tunnell Trust Award, the Idomeneo Quartet was formed in 2009. The group 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 throughout the UK, in addition to giving concert tours in Brazil and in Scotland. The group has performed at numerous international festivals. The quartet has also received guidance from such artists as Rainer Schmidt, the Vogler Quartet, Bernard Greenhouse and Günter Pichler.