Young string quartet wins $100,000

The inaugural winners of the University of Michigan’s Chamber Arts Competition are the Calidore String Quartet.

The quartet, average age 27, beat four saxophonists and a piano-percussion foursome in the final.

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Players: Jeffrey Myers; Ryan Meehan; Jeremy Berry; Estelle Choi.

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  • No slight against this quartet, but a $100K prize seems a rather fusty, old-school ploy for someone like Aaron Dworkin to use as his opening gambit as dean of UMich. Given his track record at the Sphinx Organization, I would have hoped for something more radical and boundary-pushing than this.

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