About The Milton String Quartet
Winners of the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal, the Milton String Quartet is an ensemble based in Montreal, Quebec. The quartet was formed in 2015 at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, and is currently working under the tutelage of Professor André J. Roy. The ensemble was the 2017 Fellowship String Quartet at ENCORE Chamber Music in Cleveland, OH, and was named winner of the 2016 McGill University Chamber Music Competition, earning an exchange in May 2017 with the Mozarteum Universität in Salzburg, Austria.
The quartet has enjoyed a wide variety of musical engagements in and around the city of Montreal, including recurring engagements at the Lakeshore Chamber Music Society and at the Atwater Library Lunchtime Concert Series. In May 2016, the quartet performed in Place-des-Arts’ Cinquieme Salle as part of the Opera America Conference.
Since their formation, the group has had the chance to play in masterclasses for Vladimir Balshin, Valentin Erben, Stefan Fehlandt, Sergei Lomovsky, Igor Naidin, Daniel Philips, Günter Pichler, Wolfgang Redik, Rainer Schmidt, Gerhard Schulz and the Escher Quartet. The quartet has participated in the McGill International String Quartet Academy in 2016 and 2017.
In addition to their Midwestern United States tour, the Milton String Quartet’s fall season includes debut performances in Ontario and New Brunswick. As part of the Fischoff Grand Prize, the quartet will attend the Emilia Romagna Music Festival in Italy in summer 2018.