Each year, SHAR holds a string quartet competition for high school students. We get applicants from all over the state of Michigan; typically, these applicants represent up to a dozen high schools and youth orchestras. We divide the quartets into two divisions, depending on the size of their school or orchestra program. It's such a joy each year to hear these talented students play, and this year was no exception. You can watch the winning quartets play below:
Division A Winners: The Slatkin String Quartet (DSO Civic Ensembles)! The Slatkin Quartet members are Yuna Choi, Hunter Kelly, Nao Kubota, Kevin Zaporski; they performed String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44 No. 2 by Mendelssohn.
Division B Winners: The Saline Blue Quartet (Saline High School)! The Saline Blue Quartet members are Joshua Muzzi, Rebekah Muzzi, Melissa Ungkuldee, Cameron Tubbs; they performed String Quartet #7 in F Sharp minor, Op. 108 by Shostakovich.