Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, held at the University of Notre Dame last month. Top winners in the strings division included the New England Conservatory-based Merz Trio, who won the Gold Medal in the Senior Strings Division; and the Burlingame, Calif.-based Fervida Trio, a participant in the Young Chamber Musicians program.Congratulations to the winners in the 46th annual
The Grand Prize was won by the Aruna Quartet, a saxophone quartet from Texas Tech University. To find the winners in the wind-instrument divisions please click here.
The 61 ensembles who reached the quarterfinals of the competition represented more than 20 countries.
Here are the prize winners:
SENIOR STRINGS DIVISION
GOLD MEDAL ($7,000)
New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
BELOW: The Merz Trio performs I. Allegro energico, from Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor:
SILVER MEDAL ($3,000)
The Juilliard School, New York, New York
BRONZE MEDAL ($2,000)
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana
Jury members in this year's Senior String division include Daniel Phillips, Sabina Thatcher, Michael Reynolds and Marian Hahn.
JUNIOR STRINGS DIVISION
GOLD MEDAL ($2,300)
Young Chamber Musicians, Burlingame, California
BELOW: The Fervida Trio plays IV. Finale. Allegro appassionato from Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66, No. 2:
SILVER MEDAL ($1,800)
Starling Preparatory String Project, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio
BRONZE MEDAL ($1,300)
Crowden Music Center, Berkeley, California
Jury members in the Junior String division jury included Rebecca Fischer, Jeffrey Ziegler and Liza Stepanova.
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