Described as “the epitome of confidence and finesse,” (Gramophone Magazine) and “a miracle of unified thought,” (La Presse, Montreal), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished, and passionate performances. The quartet is currently artists-in-residence and visiting faculty at Stony Brook University (SUNY) and has been appointed to the prestigious roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for 2016- 2019 seasons. The Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes in virtually all the major U.S. chamber music competitions as well as several international competitions in Europe. The quartet regularly perform throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and has debuted in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul’s Kumho Arts Hall, Schneider Concerts (NYC), and at many festivals, including Verbier, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2015, the Calidore String Quartet released its critically-acclaimed debut recording of quartets by Mendelssohn and Haydn and will release an album on Editions Hortus commemorating the World War I Centennial. The Calidore were featured as Young Artists-in-Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today and their performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Korean Broadcasting Corporation, and elsewhere.