Winners announced in the 2023 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition

June 20, 2023, 12:37 PM · Congratulations to the winners in the 50th annual Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, in which dozens of ensembles from around the world competed last month, May 12-14 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Top winners in the strings divisions included the Oberlin Conservatory-based Poiesis Quartet, which won the Grand Prize and Gold Medal as well as the Lift Every Voice Prize in the Senior Division; and the Colchester, Vermont-based FaMa Quartet, which won the Gold Medal in the Junior Division.

Poiesis Quartet
Grand Prize and Gold Medal winner: The Poiesis Quartet.

Here are all the prize winners in the string divisions:


GRAND PRIZE ($15,000) and GOLD MEDAL ($5,000)

Poiesis Quartet
Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH


Quartet Luminera
New England Conservatory, Boston, MA


Amnis Piano Quartet
Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT

Lift Every Voice Prize ($1,500) - for best performance of a piece by a historically underrepresented composer in the chamber music world. This year's prize focuses on works by Black, Hispanic, Latino or women composers:

Horszowski Trio Prize for Piano Trio ($600)

Trio Osceola
Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Jury members in this year's Senior String division included Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Anne Epperson, Honggang Li and Keith Robinson.


Fa Ma Quartet
Junior Strings Division Gold Medal: The FaMa Quartet.

GOLD MEDAL ($2,500)

FaMa Quartet
Colchester, VT


Pelios String Quartet
The Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, IL


Evie Quartet
Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute of the
Colburn Community School of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Horszowski Trio Prize for Junior Division Piano Trio ($300)

Nth Trio
Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute of the
Colburn Community School of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Jury members in the Junior String division included Rieko Aizawa, Michael Cameron and Rebecca Henry.

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.

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