Callisto Quartet in Concert at Andrews University

   Campus News | Posted on October 11, 2018

The Callisto Quartet will perform on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University.

Formed in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) in Cleveland, Ohio, the Callisto Quartet brings together four dedicated and passionate musicians who share a love of chamber music. The quartet won the coveted grand prize in the Senior String division and the gold medal in the Senior String division of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The quartet was also a prizewinner at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and is the only American quartet selected to compete in the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. They work primarily with Si-Yan Darren Li and Peter Salaff.

Twenty-three-year-old cellist Hannah Moses is an Artist Diploma candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she previously received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music studying cello with Melissa Kraut. Hannah has been the recipient of many awards, including the Dr. Bennett Levine Chamber Music Award, the CIM Alumni Association Award, the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award through “From the Top,” and others. Hannah spends much of her time playing in string quartets. Her other passions include traveling, hiking, writing and meditation.

Rachel Stenzel, age 22, is currently pursuing her master's degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying violin under Stephen Rose and Jan Mark Sloman. A member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra, she has also served as concertmaster of the CIM Orchestra and the Suburban Symphony. She performs regularly at her church and enjoys sharing her music with the community and in more personal settings. When not practicing she enjoys running, journaling, traveling and all kinds of crafts.

Violist Eva Kennedy is currently a graduate student at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Lynne Ramsey. She earned her bachelor’s degree at CIM in 2017, studying with Jeffrey Irvine as well as spending a semester as an exchange student at the Paris Conservatory studying with Sabine Toutain. Eva has been passionate about chamber music since her first experience playing in a quartet at age 7. Her interests outside music include feminism and rock climbing.

Violinist Paul Aguilar, from Greenville, South Carolina, is a fourth-year undergraduate student of Jaime Laredo and Jan Mark Sloman at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Paul has won top prizes in various concerto and scholarship competitions, including first in the 2016 Milhaud Competition at CIM and the 2017 CIM Spring Concerto Competition. Paul enjoys sharing his music making at his church, listening to music, reading and journaling.

Tickets can be purchased at Prices are $15 for general admission and $7 for students (limit two per student).