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Finalists Announced for U.S.' Fischoff Chamber Music Competition

The 2023 Final will be held at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday May 14 and will be streamed LIVE here on The Violin Channel

The ensembles progressing to this year's final round at the 2023 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, in South Bend, IN, United States have been announced.

As this year's official media streaming partner, The Violin Channel is streaming all rounds of the competition LIVE and exclusively.


The 2023 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition finalists are as follows:

Junior String Division

  • Evie Quartet, Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute of the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • FaMa Quartet, Colchester, VT
  • Pelios String Quartet, The Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, IL


Senior String Division

  • Amnis Piano Quartet, Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT
  • Poiesis Quartet, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH
  • Quartet Luminera, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA


Junior Wind Division

  • Quid Nunc Saxophone Quartet, Ronald Reagan High School, San Antonio, TX
  • Incendio Saxophone Trio, Victor J. Andrew High School and Carl Sandburg High School, Tinley Park, IL
  • Halcyon Saxophone Quartet, Andy Dekaney High School, Houston, TX


Senior Wind Division

  • Cerus Quartet, University of Michigan – School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Ann Arbor, MI
  • IGNIS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Kodachrome, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Founded in 1973 by Joseph Fischoff and members of the South Bend Chamber Music Society, the national Fischoff Chamber Music Competition has since seen over 7,800 musicians compete, representing many states and nationalities.

In each Senior Division category, the first prize will receive $5,000. Senior Division Gold Medalists will be additionally awarded the Grand Prize of $15,000, or the Double Gold Tour Prize worth $5,000.

The Grand Prize Winner will have the chance to perform all concerts on the tour, including a trip to Italy in Summer 2024 for concerts at the Emilia Romagna Festival. In the Junior Strings Division, first prize will be $2,500, second prize $2,000, and third prize $1,500. 


The jury for the Senior String category comprises Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Anne Epperson, Honggang Li, and Keith Robinson, while the Junior String category jury includes Rieko Aizawa, Michael Cameron, and Rebecca Henry.

The jurors for the Wind divisions are Susan Cook, Richard Killmer, Carrie Koffman, William Purvis, John Rojak, Jeff Scott, Tasha Warren.


Additionally, this year marks the second edition in the Senior division of the competition’s “Lift Every Voice Prize.” With an award of $1,500, the prize was created to amplify and celebrate outstanding works by historically underrepresented artists in chamber music.

This year's winner of the "Life Every Voice Prize" went to Poiesis Quartet in the Senior String Division and Sound Session in the Senior Wind Division.

The jurors for this category are Lisa Kaplan, Karla Donehew Perez, and Gabriel Campos Zamora.


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