“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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December 2, 2023
7:30 PM

Peoples' Symphony Concerts

Washington Irving High School
New York, NY

BACH: Chorale from “Art of the Fugue” BWV 1080 
MOZART/BACH: KV. 405 III. Fugue in E flat 
MOZART: Adagio and Fugue K.456
SCHNITTKE: String Quartet #3  Mov. 1
THOMAS ADÈS: Arcadiana “O, Albion”
GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Coquetos From “Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout”

MENDELSSOHN: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major with Matthew Lipman, viola

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January 21, 2024
3:00 PM

The Royal Conservatory of Music

Koerner Hall
Toronto, Ontario

CURRIER: "Ongoingness" for harp quintet (World premiere)
CAPLET: Masque of the Red Death

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February 4, 2024
3:00 PM

Society of the Four Arts

Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium
Palm Beach, FL

MOZART/BACH: Well-Tempered Clavier selections
MENDELSSOHN: Quartet in E minor for Strings, Op. 44, No. 2
PURCELL: Chacony in G minor for String Quartet (arr. Britten)
BRITTEN: Quartet No. 2 in C major for Strings, Op. 36

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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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