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Colin Brookes

Colin Brookes, viola
Grace Ho, cello
Ulysses Quartet

The Ulysses Quartet recently won the coveted Grand Prize at the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, which includes a $7,500 cash prize in addition to international performance opportunities for the 2016-2017 season. Colin Brookes is the recipient of the "Joachim and Yaeko Bolck" Neapolitan viola from the Maestro Foundation. Mr. Brookes and Grace Ho are also recipients of bows by Giovanni Lucchi from Maestro.

Estelle Choi

Estelle Choi, cello
Calidore String Quartet
The Calidore String Quartet recently took the Grand Prize at the M-Prize, a new competition hosted by the University of Michigan. The prize includes performing opportunities and a cash prize of $100,000. The quartet has also been added to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two roster for the 2016-2019 seasons. Since 2014, Estelle Choi and the Calidore have been artists in residence at Stony Brook University. Ms. Choi is the recipient of a cello bow made by Paul Martin Siefried from Maestro.

Cameron Alan-Lee, Tomsen Su

Cameron Alan-Lee, violin
Tomsen Su, cello
Chimera Quartet
The Chimera Quartet currently serves as the Honors Quartet in Colburn Academy's Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Program. They recently received the Gold Medal and Haydn Award at the 11th Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, Junior Division; the People's Choice Award at WDAV Classical Public Radio's Young Chamber Musicians Competition; and first prize in the Junior Division of the M-Prize competition. Cameron Alan-Lee is the recipient of a Stephanie Voss violin and the "Max T. and Melitta Weiss" bow made by Paul Martin Siefried. Tomsen Su is the recipient of a cello bow made by Giovanni Lucchi.

Ivana Jasova

Ivana Jasova, violin
An Instrument Lending Program Alumna, Ivana Jasova was a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award at Boston University. She recently accepted a position with the Stavanger Symphony in Norway. She plays a Matthieu Devuyst violin and a bow made by Giovanni Lucchi.

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Newsletter 1, 2006
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Newsletter 3, F-2007
Newsletter 4, 2008
Newsletter 5, 2009
Newsletter 6, 2010
Newsletter 7, 2011


Photo Credits:
Ulysses Quartet: Josef Samuel
Calidore Quartet: Jeffrey Fasano
Chimera Quartet: Tomber Su