"Really, I can't envision a more inspiring and well-organized event."

Scott Linder, SPSQC Parent

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Event Schedule TBA

2021 Finalists Selected

The selection jury comprised of violinists Nicholas Kitchen and Charles Wetherbee, violist Geri Walther and cellist Laura Thielke have selected 6 string quartets to advance to the FINALS from an excellent pool of applicants. The following quartets have been invited to compete on April 24:

Stars Aligned Siblings -- San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Pre-College Division

Omaggio String Quartet -- Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago

DAJJ Quartet -- Chamber Music Connection

Amati Quartet -- Community Music School of Webster University Prep Program

Carmen Quartet -- The Academy of Music Institute of Chicago

Ardente String Quartet -- Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

2020 SPSQC Program Book

2021 Finalist Quartets
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Ardente String Quartet

Ella Saputra & Ruth Kim, violins

Julie Kim, viola  Haoming Song, cello


Carmen Quartet

Veronica Rokicki & Katharine Nelson, vlns

Kimberly LaFranzo, viola 

Ethan Raviv, cello


Omaggio String Quartet

Abigail Park & Tara Hagle, violins

Elinor Detmer, viola 

Jan Vargas Nedvetsky, cello

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Amati Quartet

Ava Andrews & Bradley Smith, violins

Jay Lipsutz, viola 

Natalie Van Winkle, cello


Dajj Quartet

Anna Linder & Mathias Koo, violins

Victoria Phillips, viola

Kate Fornshell, cello

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Stars Aligned

Dustin Breshears & Valerie Breshears, vlns

Colin Breshears, viola 

Starla Breshears, cello