Calidore Quartet Wins $100,000 at Inaugural Chamber-Music Competition ‘M-Prize’

The Calidore String Quartet is having quite a year—announcing its residency at Lincoln Center II, receiving the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and debuting at Carnegie Hall earlier this month, the quartet won the University of Michigan’s inaugural chamber-music competition, M-Prize.


The New York–based quartet, made up of violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry and cellist Estelle Choi, will receive $100,000 and a handful of concert performances. In the string category, second place, worth $7,000, went to the Verona Quartet and third place, worth $3,000, went to the Rolston Quartet.