Join us on Saturday, September 4 at 3:00 pm to hear the Balourdet String Quartet in concert. The Quartet is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory.


Composer Work Year
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59/2 1806
Claude Debussy String Quartet in G minor 1893

About the Artists

Angela Bae ∙ Justin DeFilippis ∙ Benjamin Zannoni ∙ Russell Houston
Angela Bae ∙ Justin DeFilippis ∙ Benjamin Zannoni ∙ Russell Houston
Photography: Stephen Barton

Based in Boston, the Balourdet String Quartet is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program. The quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition as well as the top prize in the 2021 Premio Paolo Borciani in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The group also received the Gold Medal in the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Gold Medal and Audience Award at the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, and the Second Prize in the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition.

The Balourdet has shared the stage with renowned artists including Cho-Liang Lin, as well as members of the Dover Quartet. It has studied and performed at festivals including the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, and Accademia Musicale Chigiana. The Balourdet String Quartet works primarily with Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory, as well as members of the Cleveland and Borromeo Quartets. The quartet was formed in 2018 at Rice University in Houston, Texas under the tutelage of James Dunham, Norman Fischer, and Cho-Liang Lin.

The Balourdet String Quartet gets its name from Antoine Balourdet, chef extraordinaire at the Hotel St. Bernard and beloved member of the Taos School of Music community.

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private residence in southern Rhode Island, near the villages of Wakefield and Peace Dale. The address is 103 North Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 3:00 pm. One hour before the performance, the concert host will lead a short discussion about today’s program. Afterwards, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their activities and career plans.


Advance reservations are required. If you would like to attend this concert, send us an email and tell us the number of seats to reserve. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation; otherwise we’ll add you to the waiting list. If we confirm your reservation and you later decide not to attend, please let us know so others can take your place.

The suggested contribution is $40 per person. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.