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Scott Linder, SPSQC Parent
2020 SPSQC Program Book
SPSQC 2020 Online
Welcome to Competition Day! The first ever online SPSQC finals begins at 1pm Central Time.
There will be Six excellent young quartets from around the country competing for prizes and prestige. We have the exciting Catalyst Quartet with us today as our jury and lots of well wishers on the web to hear some great string quartet playing.
If you want to be an "arm-chair" jury member here are links to the actual forms the jury is using today:
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Ray Shows, Founder and Artistic Administrator
Meet the 2020 Finalists
For 2020 we are delighted to have the exciting Catalyst Quartet as our Final rounds jury. Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” the Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Known for “rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing,” the ensemble has toured throughout the United States and abroad, including sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, at Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in New York.