In order to adhere to COVID-19 vaccination protocols, the April 3rd performance by the Callisto Quartet has been moved to a free video broadcast, which will be available from April 3 — April 10, 2022.
The Callisto Quartet concludes their extended residency with works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Both works share similar temperaments of introspection, suffering, and deliverance.
Paul Aguilar, violin
Rachel Aguilar, violin
Eva Kennedy, viola
Hannah Moses, cello
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13
“Callisto Quartet found warmth and severity … both searching and genial, with a tremendous variety of color.”
The Callisto Quartet
Praised for their “intensity and bravado” and the “cohesion and intonation one might expect from an ensemble twice their age” (Third Coast Review), the Callisto Quartet brings together four dedicated and passionate musicians who share a love for chamber music and a true desire for excellence.
Since their formation in 2016, the quartet has quickly garnered top prizes in nearly every major international chamber music competition and has been hailed by audiences across North America and Europe. Grand Prize winners of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Second Prize winners of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Callisto Quartet has also taken home prizes from the Bordeaux, Melbourne, and Wigmore Hall competitions.
In addition to their residency at Caramoor, the quartet has formerly held residencies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain.
Highlights of recent performances have included debuts in New York and Chicago on the Schneider Concert Series and at Ravinia Festival, as well as collaborations with artists such as Desmond Hoebig, Jon Kimura Parker, and Lawrence Power.
The quartet is also passionate about education and is thrilled to be unveiling a new chamber music program at the Fine Arts Center of Greenville, SC this season.
The Callisto Quartet is managed exclusively by Earl Blackburn at Kanzen Arts.