Semi-Finalists Announced at USA’s 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

The ensembles progressing to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition have been announced

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The ensembles progressing to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 45th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition have today been announced – in South Bend, Indiana, United States.

The 2018 Senior String Semi-Finalists are:

  • AYA Trio
  • Callisto Quartet
  • Belka Quartet
  • Viano String Quartet
  • Thalea String Quartet
  • Highland Street

The 2018 Senior Wind Semi-Finalists are:

  • Tangent Winds
  • Colere Quartet
  • Vanguard Reed Quintet
  • Donald Sinta Quartet
  • Volante Winds
  • Aruna Quartet

The 2018 Junior Division Semi-Finalists are:

  • Sarrasin Piano Trio
  • Trio Jayus
  • Felix Quartet
  • Geneva String Quartet
  • Nova Piano Trio
  • Cappuccino Trio
  • Kobuki Quartet
  • Trio Keluvaina
  • Kairos String Quartet
  • Asrai Quartet
  • Razumovsky Quartet
  • DAJJ Quartet

Open to ensembles of between 3 and 6 members, the Grand Prize winning ensemble will receive USD $13,500 – plus a number of important domestic and international performance opportunities.

This year’s Senior String division jury comprises: violist Victoria Chiang, violinist Simin Ganatra, cellist Paul Katz, and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott.

This year’s Junior division jury comprises: pianist Judith Gordon, cellist Daniel McDonough, bassoonist Ryan Reynolds, and violinist Janet Ying.

Since its founding in 1973, more than 6600 musicians have participated in the annual competition – including former Grand Prize recipients VC Artists Calidore Quartet and the Dover Quartet.

 

PICTURED: 2018 FISCHOFF SENIOR STRING DIVISION SEMI-FINALISTS, CALLISTO QUARTET (PHOTO CREDIT: MIKE GRITTANI – GRITTANI CREATIVE)

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