2021 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Semi-Finalists Announced

The gold medal concert for this year's competition will be streamed live on The Violin Channel on May 16 at 2:30 PM (ET)

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The 2021 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition announced its semi-final candidates:

Senior String Division

  • Trio Rupnik (Vrhnika, Slovenia)
  • Risus Quartet (Seoul, South Korea)
  • The Galvin Cello Quartet (Evanston, Illinois, United States)
  • Trio Resfeber (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Rucheri Trio (New Taipei City, Taiwan)
  • Trio Rai (Boston, Massachusetts, United States)

 

Junior String Division

  • Aveta Trio (Burlingame, California, United States)
  • Trio Serio (Raleigh, North Carolina, United States)
  • Amoroso Quartet (New York, New York, United States)
  • Lumiére Quartet (Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
  • Omaggio Quartet (Evanston, Illinois, United States)
  • Zephyr Quartet (Evanston, Illinois, United States)
  • Stars Aligned Siblings (San Pablo, California, United States)
  • Chasqui Quartet (Bethesda, Maryland, United States)
  • Accenti Trio (Exeter, New Hampshire, United States)
  • AUN Quartet (Flower Mound/Plano, Texas, United States)

 

Senior Wind Division

  • Soma Quartet (Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
  • Euphonium Quartet OrigAmi (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Aero Quartet (Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States)
  • KamBrass Quintet (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • Sequoia Reed Quintet (Rochester, New York, United States)
  • Eros Quartet (Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States)

 

Junior Wind Division

  • Quid Nunc Saxophone Quartet (San Antonio, Texas, United States)
  • Couloir Quartet (San Antonio, Texas, United States)
  • Aurelian Quartet (Carrollton, Texas, United States)
  • Purple Hippopotami Flute Trio (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
  • Encore Flute Quartet (Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States)
  • Carmesí Quartet (Wolfforth, Texas, United States)
  • SQT (Tinley Park, Illinois, United States)
  • Ikigai Quartet (Keller, Texas, United States)

 

Since its founding in 1973, more than 7,400 musicians have participated in the annual competition, including former Grand Prize recipients VC Artists Calidore QuartetUlysses, and the Dover Quartet.

The 2021 Senior String Jury comprises Julio Elizalde, Liz Freivogel, Michael Kannen, and Rachel Barton Pine.

The 2021 Junior String Jury comprises Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, James Howsmon, and Karen Kim.

The 2021 Senior Wind Jury comprises Valerie Coleman, Louis Hanzlik, Chien-Kwan Lin, and Gail Williams.

The 2021 Junior Wind Jury comprises Peter Ellefson, Kari Landry, and Zachary Shemon.

Regarded as the United States’ largest chamber music competition, the Grand Prize-winning ensemble will receive USD $13,500 — plus a number of important domestic and international performance opportunities.