New York, March 31, 2015. The Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce the appointment of two outstanding young ensembles, the Calidore String Quartet, and the Schumann Quartet, to its prestigious CMS Two program beginning with the 2016-2017 season. Chosen from an international pool of applicants by a distinguished panel of performers, educators, and artistic administrators, each quartet is an award-winning ensemble with exceptional musical training and significant careers.
Appointment to the three-year CMS Two residency program affords the young members of these quartets three full seasons of potential opportunities to participate in all facets of CMS activity, such as CMS’s various New York concert series, touring, recordings on both the in-house CMS Studio Recordings label and the CMS Live! digital download series, concert broadcasts on CMS’s 52-week syndicated radio series and American Public Media’s Performance Today, television broadcasts on Live From Lincoln Center, and numerous educational outreach programs. The depth of involvement reflects the commitment of CMS, under the leadership of artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han, to nurture the careers of the finest young chamber musicians, and to foster an intergenerational roster of talent.
Calidore String Quartet; Schumann Quartet