The Dior Quartet
2019 Fellowship String Quartet
Formed in Fall 2018 at Indiana University, the Dior Quartet is the new Kuttner Quartet-in-Residence at the Jacobs School of Music. Within eight months of their formation, the Dior Quartet won the Bronze Medal at the 46th Fischoff National Chamber Competition (Senior Division). They are also the recipient of numerous awards at national competitions, including First Prize at the 9th Plowman Chamber Music Competition (Senior Strings), First Prize at the 2019 Kuttner Quartet Competition, and Runner-Up at the Beethoven-Haus Competition at the Jacobs School of Music.
Engagements for Summer 2019 include the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford University (California, USA), the 2019 Wintergreen Fellowship String Quartet (Virginia, USA) as well as the McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA, Montreal, Canada), all under a full scholarship. In Virginia, the Dior Quartet will collaborate with pianist Orion Weiss to perform the Dvořák Piano Quintet No.2, Op. 81.
The Dior Quartet has performed in a masterclass for Alasdair Tait of the Belcea Quartet, and the London Haydn Quartet. They were also selected for a live joint-collaboration concert for NPR’s WFIU Public Radio and Indiana University at the Joshi Studio in February 2019.
The Dior Quartet is coached by the renowned Pacifica Quartet. Members of the Dior Quartet are currently pursuing their Master’s Degree at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.