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Callisto Quartet Concert
February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CSTFree
Founded in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Callisto Quartet brings together four dedicated and passionate musicians — Paul Aguila, violin; Rachel Stenzel, violin; Eva Kennedy, viola; and Hannah Moses, cello — who share a love for chamber music and a desire for excellence. In only five years, the quartet has earned top prizes in nearly every major international chamber music competition and has been hailed by audiences across North America and Europe.
Praised by Third Coast Review for their “intensity and bravado,” the quartet was named grand prize winners of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2018 and the Manhattan International Music Competition Chamber Music Division in 2019. They were named second prize winners of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition and have also taken home prizes from the Bordeaux (2019), Melbourne (2018) and Wigmore Hall (2018) competitions.
The quartet has participated and performed in many renowned chamber music festivals such as the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Emilia Romagna Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, the Ravinia Festival and the Heidelberg String Quartet Festival, among others.
Currently, the Callisto Quartet serves as the graduate string quartet-in-residence at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. They also study with Günter Pichler of the Alban Berg Quartet at the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain.