Festivals & Series

Balourdet Quartet

Part of the Winter Chamber Music Festival

Friday, January 5, 2024 at 7:30pm CST

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

"... an exceptionally talented group... With bows flying and notes swirling, this quartet has a bright future ahead." —Ponca City News 

Angela Bae and Justin DeFilippis, violin; Benjamin Zannoni, viola; Russell Houston, cello 

The Balourdet Quartet, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has performed at festivals and series including the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, La Jolla Music Society Summerfest, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Montgomery Chamber Music, Santa Fe ProMusica, and the Schneider Concert Series. The quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, as well as prizes in international competitions including the Banff, Paolo Borciani, and Carl Nielsen competitions. They were also awarded the Gold Medal at the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition. Highlights of the Balourdet’s 2022-23 season included appearances at Chamber Music Detroit, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Merkin Hall, and Wigmore Hall. 

The Winter Chamber Music Festival is made possible in part by a gift from the Allan R. and Ellen Drebin Opportunities Fund.

W. A. Mozart, String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421 
Karim Al-Zand, Strange Machines
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 

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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall


50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Pick-Staiger is a 972-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.