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34th annual Competition final

We enjoyed a fantastic concert at our 34th annual Competition finals. Both the Viano String Quartet and icarus Quartet gave wonderful performances. Congratulations to the winner, icarus Quartet, shown here!

JACK Quartet

The JACK Quartet, which played in Yellow Springs as part of the 2018-19 Chamber Music in Yellow Springs series, was awarded the 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant on March 14, 2019. The prize money will be used to fund JACK’s Fulcrum Project, a new initiative that seeks to broaden their community of collaborators and increase institutional access for artists. For more information about the Fulcrum Project, go to

In addition, The University of Washington has announced the JACK Quartet as its recipients of the 2019 ‘Creative Fellowship,’ as reported by the Violin Channel.



Akropolis Reed Quintet<p style='font size:10px'> September 23, 2018</p>

Akropolis Reed Quintet

September 23, 2018

The Akropolis Reed Quintet was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and is the first ever ensemble of its makeup to win a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), Grand Prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions, and 6 national chamber music prizes in total. Winner of the 2015 Fischoff Educator Award, Akropolis conducts extensive educational residencies and impacts thousands of children each year. A maverick of new wind music, Akropolis has commissioned over 30 reed quintet works and recorded three albums.


Attacca Quartet <p style='font size:10px'> November 4, 2018</p>

Attacca Quartet

November 4, 2018

The internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet is one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation. Praised by The Strad for possessing “maturity beyond its members’ years,” they were formed at the Juilliard School in 2003 and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. From 2011-2013 they served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, and for the 2014-2015 season they were selected as the Quartet in Residence by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. As stated by The Washington Post, “Mastery like this is scarce enough in quartets that have played together for decades.”