The Calidore String Quartet, a recent Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award recipient, and Grand-Prize winner of the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, release their debut recording with Signum Record.  Wanting to find their own musical standpoint in the current environment of unrest and division, the players identified four masterworks from great composers who, whether in the midst of personal emotional turmoil or external conflict, seemed to find a cathartic path towards optimism through music. The CD features  Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 in F major, Op.92 ‘Kabardinian’, Osvaldo Golijov Tenebrae, Leoš Janáček String Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ and Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op.80.

“We offer our performances of quartets by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Golijov and Janáček as a message of hope because they illuminate the human potential to create beauty, even in the darkest of circumstances.” – The Calidore String Quartet

Read the full press release on their website.

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