Press Kit

Welcome to Calidore String Quartet’s Press Kit Page. Here you will find a full biography, repertoire list and a collection of press reviews. Please Click The images below to Download Full Resolution Images or Download the entire zipped Press Kit Below.

Repertoire 2017-2018

 Critical Acclaim

“In a scene crowded with excellent young ensembles, the Calidore String Quartet can assert itself with pride…” (New York Times)

“In short, the Calidores balanced intellect and expression in such a way as to make them a pleasure to hear all afternoon. Keep your ears out for these young musicians.” (Los Angeles Times)

“That is to say that the Calidores were remarkable for their precision of their expression, their understated but relentless intensity.” (Los Angeles Times)

“a miracle of unified thought…” (La Presse, Montreal)

“The quartet’s clarity in pianissimo passages also is extraordinary, and its intonation (the hardest thing of all in a medium that seems to amplify the tiniest flaw) is already world class.” (The Washington Post)

“An exciting account of Schumann’s String Quartet op.41 no. 3…the Calidore tore up his wild syncopations, and earthily dug into the brusque dance-like sections of the last movement… the performance was a joy from start to finish.” (San Diego Union Tribune)

“four highly intelligent, deeply sensitive virtuosos” (Strings Magazine)

“Calidore’s lustrous, beautifully matched sound, meticulous attention to detail, intellectual rigour, and worldly musicianship would be the envy of groups that have been playing together twice as long.” (Ottawa Citizen)

“The precise attack, the full sound, the luminescent thought: everything was on an infinitely superior level, of an absolute professionalism, and it remained until the end, without a second of weakness. We’re already in the presence of a great quartet.” (La Presse, Montreal)

“…the magic of the evening’s performance, the quartet’s ability to transform beautiful music into a dreamlike space. The achievement of creating this musical space is no small feat, as it ultimately marks the difference between a technical performance and a truly artistic one.” (Classic 107FM, Winnipeg)

“Today’s classical music world is heavily populated with young string quartets and it’s a rare occasion when one turns heads as convincingly as the Calidore Quartet. This dynamic and intelligent ensemble has already demonstrated skill and maturity beyond their collective years, and they show seemingly endless potential. (David Finckel, Co-director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center)

“…[the Calidores] are individually terrific players; they’re hard working—and they have a personality when they play. They have a musical point of view. What more could you ask?” (Arnold Steinhardt, first violinist Guarneri Quartet)


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