Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Calidore String Quartet

Friday, July 29, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Powell Library Rotunda
10740 Dickson Plaza

Please note that this year’s Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music
Festival will be held at the Powell Library Rotunda on UCLA’s main campus.

Calidore String Quartet

Jeffrey Myers, violin
Ryan Meehan, violin
Jeremy Berry, viola
Estelle Choi, cello

Described as “the epitome of confidence and finesse” (Gramophone Magazine) and “a miracle of unified thought” (La Presse, Montreal), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished, and passionate performances. Currently artists-in-residence and visiting faculty at Stony Brook University (SUNY), the ensemble was appointed to the prestigious roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for the 2016–19 seasons. In recognition of its international acclaim, the quartet won the 2016 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, becoming the first North American ensemble to win the prestigious award. The Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes in virtually all the major U.S. chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs competitions, and captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition and Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
String Quartet No. 1, op. 11

Moderato e semplice
Andante cantabile
Scherzo. Allegro non tanto e con fuoco
Finale. Allegro giusto

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
String Quartet No. 5, op. 44, no. 3

Allegro vivace
Scherzo. Assai leggiero vivace
Adagio non troppo
Molto allegro con fuoco


The festival is made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Trust; by a gift from Professors Wendell E. Jeffrey and Bernice M. Wenzel; by a gift in memory of Raymond E. Johnson; and with the support of the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies.