“deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.”

new york times

“The players have clearly thought long and hard about these masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire, and they have produced performances that can stand comparison with the best.”

BBC Music Magazine

“Approaching [...] the kind of sublimity other quartets spend a lifetime searching.”

– los angeles times

“This is an ensemble as capable of whipping up storms as enchanting us with breathless moments of utter magic.”

the scotsman

After over a decade of performances and residencies in the world’s most esteemed venues and festivals, the release of numerous critically acclaimed recordings and lauded with significant awards, the Calidore String Quartet is recognized as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of a vast repertory; from the cycles of quartets by Beethoven and Mendelssohn to works of celebrated contemporary voices like Grygory Kurtag, Jörg Widmann and Caroline Shaw.

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February 27, 2024
7:30 PM

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY

MOZART/BACH: Well Tempered Clavier selections
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2
Intermission
PURCELL: Chacony in G minor (arr. Britten), Z. 730
BRITTEN: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36

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March 9, 2024
7:30 PM

Emerald City Music

Minnaert Center
Olympia, WA

MOZART: String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K. 428
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 122
– INTERVAL –

MENDELSSOHN: String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

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March 14, 2024

Music at Oakmont

Santa Rosa, CA

TBD

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latest album

BEETHOVEN: The Late Quartets

Already accumulating great acclaim, the Calidore String Quartet has released its first installment of the complete Beethoven String Quartets. This release of the Late Quartets represents a deep exploration into the composer's emotional complexity and ever relevant humanistic perspective. On this album are quartets Op. 127, 130, 131, 132, 133 Grosse Fuge, and 135.

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January 19, 2024

Classical Music

Chamber Award 2024

This first volume of Beethoven quartets from the New York-based Calidores takes in the composer’s life-affirming late set, and it was delivered here with great precision, clarity and meticulous attention to detail. ‘The Calidore players penetrate right to the heart of the music, giving warm and intensely lyrical accounts,’ said our original review.

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