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Artist Spotlight: The Calidore String Quartet

These New York City-based virtuosos have carved their name into the world of chamber music, captivating audiences with their artistry and interpretations of a vast repertoire.

Broad Mastery

The Calidore’s performances of timeless composers like Beethoven and Mendelssohn have thrilled audiences around the world—and their passion extends into championing the works of contemporary voices such as Jörg Widmann, György Kurtág, and Anna Clyne.

Always seeking new commissioning opportunities, the quartet has given world premieres of works by Caroline Shaw, Han Lash, and Mark-Anthony Turnage. They’ve also collaborated with artists such as pianist Marc-André Hamelin, violinist Joshua Bell, and the Emerson String Quartet.

International Reach

For over a decade, the Calidore has graced the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals. From Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center to London’s Wigmore Hall and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, they’ve left audiences spellbound.

Critical Acclaim:

The Los Angeles Times describes their playing as “astonishingly deep,” reaching a level of “sublimity other quartets spend a lifetime searching for.” The New York Times highlights their “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct,” and Gramophone called them “the epitome of confidence and finesse.”

See them at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival!

The Calidore String Quartet makes this Festival debut this season, with performances on July 18, 27, and 29. Get your tickets to see these incredible performers today!

Listen to the Calidore String Quartet play from their Album Beethoven: The Late Quartets.