String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, "Emperor": II. Poco adagio; Cantabile
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, "Emperor": I. Allegro
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, "Emperor": III. Menuetto: Allegro
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, "Emperor": IV. Finale: Presto
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13: I. Adagio — Allegro vivace
The Calidore String Quartet’s “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times) and “balance of intellect and expression” (Los Angeles Times) has won them accolades across the globe and firmly established them as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today.
The Calidore String Quartet – violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi – made international headlines as the winner of the $100,000 Grand-Prize of the 2016 and inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world. Also in 2016, the quartet became the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and was named BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists an honor that brings with it recordings, international radio broadcasts and appearances in Britain's most prominent venues and festivals. Most recently in 2017 the Calidore was honored with the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. The 2017-18 season continues the Calidore’s three year residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program.