Winners announced in the 2021 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition

May 17, 2021, 12:56 PM · Congratulations to the winners in the 48th annual Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, in which 60 ensembles from around the world competed virtually last week, May 14-16. Top winners in the strings divisions included the University of Texas at Austin-based Risus Quartet, who are currently living in Seoul, South Korea. They won the Grand Prize Medal ($10,000 award) as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior String Division. The Burlingame, Calif.-based Aveta Trio won the Gold Medal in the Junior String Division.

Here are all the prize winners in the string divisions:

SENIOR STRING DIVISION

Risus Quartet
The Risus Quartet.

GOLD MEDAL ($3,500 & Double Gold Tour Prize) and GRAND PRIZE ($10,000 award)

Risus Quartet
University of Texas at Austin and Seoul, South Korea

BELOW: The Risus Quartet performs Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Mvt. II:

SILVER MEDAL ($3,000)

The Galvin Cello Quartet
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

BRONZE MEDAL ($2,000) Tie

Rucheri Trio
Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT; Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA; Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria. They are currently living in New Taipai City, Taiwan.

BRONZE MEDAL ($2,000) Tie

Trio Rai
New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

Jury members in this year's Senior String division included violinist Rachel Barton Pine, pianist Julio Elizalde, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Michael Kannen.

JUNIOR STRING DIVISION

Aveta Trio
The Aveta Trio.

GOLD MEDAL ($2,300)

Aveta Trio
Young Chamber Musicians, Burlingame, CA

BELOW: The Aveta Trio performs Dvorak's Piano Trio in G minor, Mvmt I

SILVER MEDAL ($1,800)

Lumière Quartet
Cleveland Institute of Music’s Young Artists Program, Cleveland, OH

BRONZE MEDAL ($1,300)

Chasqui Quartet
Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Chamber Music Program, Bethesda, MD

Jury members in the Junior String division included cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, pianist James Howsmon, and violinist Karen Kim.

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

The competition was founded in 1973 by Joseph E. Fischoff and and members of the South Bend (Ind.) Chamber Music Society.

You might also like:

Replies

May 21, 2021 at 03:37 AM · These performances make me miss going to live chamber music concerts!

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email

Violinist.com is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Yamaha Silent Violin
Yamaha Silent Violin

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Virtual Sejong Music Competition
Virtual Sejong Music Competition

Violinist.com Business Directory
Violinist.com Business Directory

Antonio Strad Violin

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Bobelock Cases

Fiddlerman.com

Fiddlershop

Los Angeles Violin Shop

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Violin-Strings.com

Metzler Violin Shop

Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin

Warchal

Barenreiter

Johnson String Instrument and Carriage House Violins

Potter Violins

String Masters

Bein & Company

Annapolis Bows & Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.

Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn

Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine

Subscribe