The Calidore String Quartet is one of the most remarkable young string quartets on the classical music scene today. In 2016, they won the M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, which came with a $100,000 grand prize. They’ve been recognized as a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, and BBC Radio 3 has named them a New Generation Artist.
They visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music of Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Joseph Haydn. They also talked about how they came up with their unique name, how they feel about the snowy Northern Michigan weather and how their mentors often give them "cheat codes" that help them both musically and professionally. Hear the entire conversation and performance below.
The Calidore String Quartet performs tonight at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Their performance starts at 7:30 PM and takes place in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. Click here for more information.