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SHAR String Quartet Competition 2012 - Winning Performances

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 29, 2012 2:47:00 PM

SHAR Apprentice Megan Fedor shares videos of the winning groups from our 2012 String Quartet Competition. Watch below!

Division 2: 
Violinists Sho Harvey and Trevor Herman Hilker, violist Jacob Caldwell, and cellist Angelina Cicchella formed their string ensemble in the fall of 2010 as the Dexter High School String Quartet. During their first year, in May 2011, the quartet performed in the MYAF. Upon entering their senior year of high school, the members renamed their ensemble the A Quartet.” They played the Grieg String Quartet for District S&E and went on to states in March 2012 to be nominated to MYAF for their performance of Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8.

"A Quartet" has enjoyed practicing and playing together over the past two years.  Each member plans to attend college in the fall of 2012. Sho plans to double major in violin performance and biochemistry at either Case Western University or U of M. Trevor will attend U of M where he will study in the honors program of the College of LSA. Jacob is planning to study philosophy at the College of Wooster. Angelina will attend the University of Pugent Sound in Tacoma, Washington to pursue a degree in cello performance.




Division 1:
Although this is their first time playing with each other in the Calliope Quartet, Dana Johnson, Giancarlo Latta, Nathan Carrillo, and Daniel Rothchild have played together for several years in various ensembles. They are all members of the Pioneer Ensemble, a group of Pioneer High School students who play gigs around the community.

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SHAR String Quartet Competition 2012 - Division 2 Finals

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 24, 2012 3:04:00 PM

SHAR Apprentice Megan Fedor shares videos from the second round of our 2012 String Quartet Competition. Watch below!

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SHAR String Quartet Competition 2012 - Division 1 Finals

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 23, 2012 2:56:00 PM

SHAR Apprentice Megan Fedor shares videos from the second round of our 2012 String Quartet Competition. Watch below!

After surviving the first round, these Division 1 Quartets dazzled the judges and audience in the Competition Finals!

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SHAR String Quartet Competition 2012 - Division 2

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 22, 2012 4:06:00 PM

SHAR Apprentice Megan Fedor shares videos from the first round of our 2012 String Quartet Competition. Watch below!

On April 15, 2012, twelve quartets came to SHAR to compete for a chance to prove that they are the best high school string quartet in Michigan. Michael Avsharian, Executive Vice President of SHAR Music; Kathleen Grimes, principal violist in the Ann Arbor Symphony; and Robert Reed, cello professor at Eastern Michigan University, acted as judges to help make this extremely difficult decision.



Divsion 2 Quartets:
 

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SHAR String Quartet Competition 2012 - Division 1

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 21, 2012 10:53:00 AM

SHAR Apprentice Megan Fedor shares videos from the first round of our 2012 String Quartet Competition. Watch below!

On April 15, 2012, twelve quartets came to SHAR to compete for a chance to prove that they are the best high school string quartet in Michigan. Michael Avsharian, Executive Vice President of SHAR Music; Kathleen Grimes, principal violist in the Ann Arbor Symphony; and Robert Reed, cello professor at Eastern Michigan University, acted as judges to help make this extremely difficult decision.

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SHAR String Quartet Competition 2012 - Overview

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 17, 2012 10:18:00 AM

SHAR Apprentice Megan Fedor describes our 2012 String Quartet Competition and presents the highlights in a snazzy video. Watch below!

April was an exciting month for us here at SHAR, hosting a Quartet Competition for Michigan high school string quartets! We had applicants from all over the state, representing a dozen high schools and youth orchestras. Quartets were divided into two divisions, depending on the size of their school orchestra program, and we able to choose their own repertoire.  Each quartet was competing for a chance to win a quartet of Presto Impulse Bows (worth approx. $2,500!), medals, and individual gift certificates to SHAR Music.

All quartets competed in front of the judges on April 15th, and were narrowed down into the top three finalists from each division.  These six quartets went on to compete in front of a live audience on April 16th, the winners were crowned, and these quartets performed their entire movement.

Watch below to see a preview of the competition—full videos are coming soon!

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