Aeolus Quartet Wins Fischoff's 2013 Educator Award

The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association is delighted to announce that the Aeolus Quartet has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Fischoff Educator Award. This national award recognizes the educational outreach work of Fischoff Competition alumni who have demonstrated outstanding and imaginative programming for children and youth in the United States. It honors musicians who have established professional careers in chamber music, and have proven their ability to successfully build a career in both chamber music performance and outreach education. 

The Aeolus Quartet won the 2011 Fischoff Competition’s Senior String Division Silver Medal. They were also grand prize winners of the 2011 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, and received the 2012 John Lad Prize awarded by the St. Lawrence String Quartet in recognition of their “high level of musicianship…the passion, the dedication, and the great generosity of spirit they have demonstrated…” The Quartet has performed across North America, Europe and Asia, in venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Reinberger Recital Hall at Severance Hall, Merkin Hall, The Library of Congress, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.

Dedicated to bringing music into communities, the Aeolus Quartet has served as teaching faculty at Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY), the Austin Chamber Music Workshop, and Da Camera of Houston's Music Encounters Program. The Quartet is currently the Graduate Fellowship String Quartet at the University of Maryland, where they are pursuing Doctoral degrees.

As winner of the Fischoff Educator Award, the Aeolus Quartet will receive a coveted endorsement from Fischoff, a cash award, and a week of community outreach programs in the South Bend region during the fall of 2013 as part of Fischoff’s award-winning Arts-in-Education Residency.