Montréal 2020

BAUM

String Quartet

South Korea

Sun Shin , Violin
Onyou Kim , Violin
Daekyu Han , Viola
Hangoh Cho , Cello

Winner of the First and Special Prizes at the 2020 Felix Mendelson Bartholdi competition, the Baum Quartet has also won the Second Prize at the Irene Steels-Wilsing String Quartet Competition. 

In addition, the Quartet has also won the Audience Prize at 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and the Second Prize at the 2017 Salieri-Zinetti Chamber Music Competition. 

Formed in 2016, the Quartet is currently studying with Oliver Wille at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Hannover and Günter Pichler at the Reina Sofia School of Music in Madrid. 

The Baum Quartet has also benefitted from the teaching of notable musicians such as  Eberhard Feltz, Donald Weilerstein, Alfred Brendel and Jonathan Brown.

https://www.baumquartet.com

CALLISTO

String Quartet

United States

Paul Aguilar , Violin
Rachel Stenzel , Violin
Eva Kennedy , Viola
Hannah Moses , Cello

Grand prize winners of the 2018 Fischoff National Competition and Second Prize Winners of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Callisto Quartet was formed in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Other achievements include recognition at the 2019 Bordeaux International Competition, the 2018 Melbourne International Competition, and the 2018 Wigmore Hall London International Competition.

Currently serving as the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University where they work with James Dunham, Norman Fischer and Kenneth Goldsmith, they also study with Günter Pichler at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid.

https://www.callistoquartet.com

JAVUS

String Quartet

Austria/Germany

Marie Schwöllinger , Violin
Alexandra Moser , Violin
Anuschka Cidlinsky , Viola
Oscar Hagen , Cello

Winner of the Audience Prize at the 2020 Irene Steels Wilsing Competition, the Javus Quartet was also awarded the Second Prize at the 2017 C.R.D.M. Chamber Music Competition. 

Formed in 2016 at the University Mozarteum of Salzburg under the tutelage of Lukas Hagen and Rainer Schmidt, the quartet also worked with Eberhard Feltz ,Valentin Erben and Gerhard Schulz who represent a strong musical influence. Working with composer Thomas Adès at the 2018 IMS Prussia Cove marks one of the quartets most memorable experiences apart from their time at the Musethica Festival in Israel playing alongside Jean and Agnes Sulem. 

The Javus Quartet is an official selection of the 2020 Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition.

https://www.javusquartett.com

PERSÉE

String Quartet

Canada/United States

Kiarra Saito-Beckman , Violin
Russell Iceberg , Violin
Justin Almazan , Viola
Braden McConnell , Cello

Winner of the First Prize of the McGill Chamber Music Competition, the Persée Quartet was formed in the summer of 2019 at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music under the tutelage of André J. Roy. 

The Quartet has performed at Lakeshore Chamber Music Society concert series as well as the Mont Royal club and Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur chamber series. Additional performances will see the quartet perform in New Brunswick and The Hague in the Netherlands as well as part of Musica Camerata Montréal’s series. 

The Quartet has worked in masterclasses with Peter Wiley, members of the New Orford String Quartet and the Peabody Trio. 

The Persée Quartet is an official selection of the 2020 Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition.

ALMAS

String Quartet

United States

Haig Hovsepian , Violin
Emera Gurath , Violin,
Jiwon Kim , Viola
Lydia Rhea , Cello

Formed in 2019 at the at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Almas Quartet is enrolled in the school’s Advanced String Quartet Program under the tutelage of professors Si-Yan Darren Li, Todd Phillips, and Philip Setzer. 

 The Almas Quartet has enjoyed a wide variety of musical engagements as well as performing in master classes. The group is devoted to chamber music outreach and deeply involved the Cleveland community.

Elara

String Quartet

United States

Evelyn Song , Violin
Sasha Kandybin , Violin
Brian Slawta , Viola
James Hettinga , Cello

Formed in 2019 at the at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Elara Quartet is enrolled in the school’s Advanced String Quartet Program under the tutelage Si-Yan Darren Li, Todd Phillips, and Philip Setzer.

The quartet also worked with Alan Bise, Stephen Rose, Keith Robinson, and Ilya Kaler, and was selected as one of two finalists for the Senior Division of WDAV's 2020 Young Chamber Musicians Competition.

SILEO

String Quartet

United States

Aggy Blevin , Violin
Dawning Welliver , Violin
Mason Spencer , Viola
Adrian Golay , Cello

Formed in 2016 at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University, the Sileo Quartet is currently pursuing a diploma in chamber music under the tutelage of the Pacifica Quartet. Previous coaches have included Sibbi Bernhardsson, Grigory Kalinovsky and Stephen Wyrczynski. 

The group has performed at venues across the Napa Valley as a part of Music in the Vineyards, at the Patreon Assembly in Los Angeles and at Indiana University.

THEIA

String Quartet

Canada/S.Korea/United States

Sam Parrini , Violin
Zoey Yang , Violin
Luke Fullington , Viola
Solina Lee , Cello

Winner of the Second Prize of the McGill Chamber Music Competition, the Theia Quartet was awarded a residency at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. 

Formed in 2019 at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University under the tutelage of professor André J. Roy, the quartet members have enjoyed a wide variety of musical engagements in Montreal and are devoted to chamber music outreach in the Montreal community.