Winners announced in the 2015 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition

May 11, 2015, 10:50 AM · Congratulations to the winners of the 42nd annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition! The competition was held over the weekend at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., with 49 ensembles from around the world competing (narrowed down from 133 ensembles from 29 countries) in junior and senior divisions.

Here are the prize winners:

GRAND PRIZE ($7,500)

Zorá String Quartet
Bloomington, Ind.

Zorá Quartet
The Zorá String Quartet. Photo by Josef Samuel.

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SENIOR DIVISION

GOLD MEDAL ($3,500)
Zorá String Quartet
Bloomington, Ind.

SILVER MEDAL ($3,000)
Calla Quartet
The Colburn School
Los Angeles, Calif

BRONZE MEDAL ($2,000)
Autana Trio
Cleveland, Ohio

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Incendium QuartetJUNIOR DIVISION
(Ages 18 and under)

FIRST PLACE MEDAL
($2,300 scholarship)
Incendium Quartet (pictured, right)
The Colburn School
Pasadena Conservatory
Los Angeles, California

SECOND PLACE MEDAL
($1,800 scholarship)
Trio Adonais
New England Conservatory Prep School
Boston, Massachusetts

THIRD PLACE MEDAL
($1,300 scholarship)
Alegrar Quartet
Barratt Due Institute of Music
Oslo, Norway

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Isolde Quartet
New England Conservatory Prep
Boston, Massachusetts

Atara String Quartet
Music Institute of Chicago

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The competition was founded in 1973 by Joseph E. Fischoff and and members of the South Bend (Ind.) Chamber Music Society. This year, National Public Radio’s From the Top will tape a special program called From the Top Backstage at Fischoff for broadcast beginning June 15 on member stations.

Read about winners in the Junior and Senior Wind Divisions here.

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The Incendium Quartet performs Brahms String Quartet No. 2 In A Minor, Op 51:

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May 12, 2015 at 02:29 PM · Thanks for reporting this, Laurie, it's so great to learn about all these wonderful young people.

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