“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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July 18, 2024

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet op.18 no.1
BRITTEN: String Quartet No. 2

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July 21 & 22, 2024

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM

DVOŘÁK String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48

Tony Appel, Violin
Peter Stumpf, Cello

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September 8, 2024

Ladies' Morning Musical Club

Université Concordia (campus Loyola)
Montreal, Québec

BEETHOVEN   String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
KORNGOLD  String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 34
BEETHOVEN - String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 127

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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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April 18, 2024

Classical Music

Chamber Award 2024

BBC Music Magazine’s names Calidore Quartet’s Late Beethoven release its category's winner in the magazine's annual awards.

"Winners of this year’s Chamber Award, meanwhile, were the New York-based Calidore String Quartet, with their superb recordings of Beethoven’s Late Quartets. ‘The Calidore players penetrate right to the heart of the music, giving warm and intensely lyrical accounts,’ noted our review."
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