Calidore String Quartet

November 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres
Grange Rd
Malvern, WR14 3HB

Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violin; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello

  • Haydn String Quartet in C, Op.20, no.2
  • Barber String Quartet in B minor, Op.1
  • Schubert String Quartet in G, No.15, D887
Calidore string Quartet who will perform at Malvern Concert Club 5th Noivember 2020 - Photo: Marco Borggreve
Calidore String Quartet
Photo: Marco Borggreve

The Calidore String Quartet was founded at the Colburn School in Los Angeles in 2010. Within two years, the quartet had won major prizes in virtually all the major US chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs competitions, and it captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the International Chamber Music Competition, Hamburg.

As a passionate supporter of music education, the Calidore String Quartet is committed to mentoring and educating young musicians, students, and audiences. The Calidore serves as Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Delaware and the University of Toronto. It has conducted master classes and residencies at Princeton, Stanford, the University of Michigan, the Colburn School, Stony Brook University, UCLA, and Mercer University.

Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Centre Award for Emerging Artists, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The quartet was the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, a BBC New Generation Artists, and is currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre’s Bowers Programme.

In the 2019-20 season, the Calidore String Quartet celebrated both its 10th anniversary and the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth by presenting cycles of his string quartets at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and the Universities of Buffalo, Toronto, and Delaware. In Europe, they performed Beethoven quartets in Antwerp, Dresden, and at the Rheingau Musik Festival.

‘Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as on.’ (The Washington Post)

Ticket prices

Adult £23, Student under 21 in full-time education £6
Prices include a £2 contribution towards Malvern Theatres’ Heritage Fund.

Malvern Theatres also charge a booking fee of 12%, except for members of the Theatres’ own Gold, Silver and Bronze membership schemes. Please apply to the Theatres for details. Prices including the fee are £25.76 and £6.72 (students).