Winners of the 2011 CMYS Competition, the Aeolus Quartet, have been selected as one of ten finalists for the Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Since winning our Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles on April 24, 2016, the Rolston String Quartet has continued to have success after success! On September 4, they were named First Prize Laureate of the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC). According to the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada, “Following five rounds of live performances this week at Banff, the Rolston String Quartet demonstrated excellence across multiple genres.”
In May, they shared the Prix Durosoir at the 8th International Bordeaux String Quartet Competition and were also awarded third place in the strings division of the inaugural M-Prize by the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater & Dance. The Rolston has recently been selected as a winner of the Astral Artists 2016 National Auditions. We wish them well in their continued successes!
We are thrilled to report that the Calidore String Quartet, winner of the 2013 CMYS Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles, was awarded the $100,000 M Prize by the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater & Dance on May19 2016. Intended to promote the careers of young professional chamber music ensembles our prize was an early recognition of the promise of Calidore. They are the latest of many successful winners in out competition. Bravi!