by Mike Telin
Since its founding in 1973, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition — the largest chamber music competition in the world — has helped launch the careers of many notable chamber music ensembles. Alumni and past winners with ties to Northeast Ohio include the Aeolus Quartet, Cavani Quartet, eighth blackbird, Imani Winds, Jasper Quartet, Jupiter Quartet, Miami String Quartet, Miro Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, and Prima Trio. Most recently, the Omer Quartet, representing the Cleveland Institute of Music, won the senior division string and grand prizes in 2013.
The 42nd annual Fischoff competition took place from May 8 through 10 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the campus of Notre Dame University in South Bend Indiana. When all was said and done, CIM’s Autana Trio, Yuri Noh, violin, Ruben Rengel, viola, and Anna Bowman, cello, was awarded the Bronze Medal and a $2,000 cash prize in the Senior String Division. [Read more…]