Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, in which 48 ensembles from around the world competed virtually last week, May 7-9. Top winners in the strings division included the Rice University Shepherd School of Music-based Balourdet String Quartet and the Andover, Mass.-based Phillips Trio.Congratulations to the winners in the 47th annual
Here are all the prize winners in the string divisions:
SENIOR STRING DIVISION
GOLD MEDAL ($3,500 & $3,500 Winners Tour Prize)
Balourdet String Quartet
Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Texas
BELOW: The Balourdet String Quartet performs:
SILVER MEDAL ($3,000)
University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music, Austin, Texas
BRONZE MEDAL ($2,000)
Quantum Clarinet Trio
Jury members in this year's Senior String division included violist Daniel Avshalomov, cellist Norman Fischer, violinist Ani Kavafian and pianist Seth Knopp.
JUNIOR STRING DIVISION
GOLD MEDAL ($2,300)
Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
BELOW: the Phillips Trio:
SILVER MEDAL ($1,800)
Dasani String Quartet
The Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, Illinois
BRONZE MEDAL ($1,300)
Young Chamber Musicians, San Francisco, California
Jury members in the Junior String division included cellist Anthony Arnone, pianist Elinor Freer, and violinist Rebecca McFaul.
Kenneth Geoffroy Memorial Prize ($700)
To encourage the participation of local chamber music ensembles in the Fischoff Competition, a special prize is awarded to the highest ranking junior ensemble from the Michiana region (60 mile radius of South Bend).
Penn High School, Mishawaka, Indiana
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