The Argus Quartet and pianist Dominic Cheli have been awarded joint 1st prize at the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, in New York.
Each will receive US $5,000 plus 2 years artist management and career development on the roster of CAG Artists - including more than 40 performances with leading orchestras, concert series and festivals.
Violinist, VC Young Artist Yoojin Jang was also named as a Winner of this year's competition - and will also join the CAG Artists roster.
Currently serving as the 'Graduate String Quartet in Residence' at the Juilliard School, the Argus Quartet were this year awarded the top senior string category prize at the M-Prize Chamber Music Competition.
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An Artist Diploma student of Fabio Bidini at the Colburn School of Music, Dominic is a Naxos recording artist and founding member of the Icarus Quartet.
Previous CAG 1st prize winners include the Pacifica Quartet, violinists Jennifer Koh and Joseph Lin - and VC Young Artists In Mo Yang and Alexi Kenney.