The Balourdet Quartet, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program. The quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, as well as prizes in international competitions including the Banff, Paolo Borciani, and Carl Nielsen competitions.
They were also awarded the Gold Medal at the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.
Highlights of the Balourdet’s 2022-23 season include appearances at Chamber Music Detroit, the Grand Piano Series in Naples, FL, NEC’s Jordan Hall, Merkin Hall, and Wigmore Hall. Summer 2022 also saw the Balourdet performing at festivals including Bravo! Vail, Music Mountain, and Strings Music Festival. Additionally this season, the quartet is thrilled to premiere a new commissioned work by celebrated composer Karim Al-Zand, made possible through Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Grant.
Performances to include:
Hugo Wolf - Italian Serenade
Karim Al-Zand - String Quartet No. 4 “Strange Machines” (Chamber Music America Commission 2022)
Mendelssohn - String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44 No.2
The next lunchtime concert is on Thursday 9 February and will be performed by Eleftheria Kotzia.
Join the LSE Choir and Orchestra on Tuesday 28 March for the LSE Spring Concert in the beautiful surroundings of St Clement Danes Church.
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Just economics and politics? Think again. While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies and regular public exhibitions. For more information please visit LSE Arts and Music.
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