Ariel Quartet Wins Cleveland Quartet Award

The Ariel String Quartet at CCM. Courtesy of The Enquirer/ Liz Dufour.

The Ariel String Quartet at CCM. Courtesy of The Enquirer/ Liz Dufour.

It is our pleasure to report that CCM’s string quartet-in-residence, the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet, has added another major award to its already impressive list of honors! The Quartet will receive the Cleveland Quartet Award, a biennial honor that recognizes and promotes rising string quartets.

The award will be presented at Chamber Music America’s National Conference next January. “We are delighted that the Ariel Quartet has been recognized for its impressive artistic achievements, and pleased that the Cleveland Quartet Award will have a role in developing this young ensemble’s future career,” says Margaret M. Lioi, Chamber Music America’s chief executive officer.

The creation of a lasting legacy for young musicians was envisioned by the Cleveland Quartet in 1995, as a culmination of its remarkable 26-year history. The quartet joined forces with Chamber Music America (CMA) and eight prominent chamber music presenters to found the Cleveland Quartet Award and to raise funds for the establishment of the Cleveland Quartet Endowment Fund.  The first recipient was the Brentano String Quartet, and subsequent recipients were the Borromeo, Miami, Pacifica, Miró, Jupiter, Parker and Jasper quartets. You can learn more about the Cleveland Quartet Award here.

Experience for yourself why CCM’s string quartet-in-residence is so acclaimed during the Ariel Quartet’s upcoming Beethoven Cycle. Learn more about that concert series here.

Read even more about the Ariel Quartet’s win courtesy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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CCM’s Art of the Piano Master Class and Recital Series Continues July 20 – 24

Although the winner of the 2013 World Piano Competition’s Artist Division may have already been crowned, the world-class piano activities continue at CCM Village this summer!

24 talented young pianists join 10 of today’s most sought-after artists and teachers for the Art of the Piano Master Class and Recital Series at CCM. Experience the artistry yourself during the following upcoming concerts:

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Catch the Action of the World Piano Competition Finals on Saturday, July 13!

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The 2013 World Piano Competition Finals may be sold out, but you can still witness the three finalists in the Competition’s Artist Division perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to become this year’s gold medalist on Saturday, July 13!

Stream the action LIVE from UC’s College-Conservatory of Music beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13!

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