Join us on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 3:00 pm to enjoy a performance by the Callisto Quartet, the fellowship string quartet at the Yale School of Music.


Program

Composer Work Year
Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in G major, Op.33 No.5, Hob.III:41 1781
Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80 1847
Intermission
Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F major, M. 35 1903

About the Callisto Quartet

Callisto Quartet

The Callisto Quartet has been praised for their “lush intensity and bravado” and the “cohesion and intonation one might expect from an ensemble twice their age” (Third Coast Review). The American/Canadian Callisto Quartet brings together four musicians who share a deep passion for bringing chamber music to audiences around the world.

Since its inception in 2016, Callisto has garnered top prizes in nearly every major international chamber music competition and has been hailed by audiences across the globe. Grand Prize winners of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Second Prize Winners of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Callisto Quartet has also taken home prizes from the Bordeaux, Melbourne, and Wigmore Hall competitions. They have previously held residencies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain.

The Callisto Quartet maintains an active touring and performing schedule, which has included notable appearances in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Schneider Concert Series, Ravinia Festival, and the Heidelberg String Quartet Festival.

The Callisto Quartet is managed exclusively by Earl Blackburn of Kanzen Arts.

About the Artists

Gregory Lewis

Gregory Lewis

Praised for his “brilliant technique and control” (Chronicle Journal) and “wonderful musical personality” (Winnipeg Free Press), Canadian violinist Gregory Lewis enjoys a diverse career as a soloist and chamber musician. Lewis has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Academy Virtuosi, Consortium Aurora Borealis, and the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra.

Gregory Lewis is a First Prize winner of the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition, Canadian National Music Festival, and Yale Chamber Music Competition, as well as a Second Prize winner of the WMC McLellan Competition, Virtuoso e Belcanto Violin Competition, and the Concours de musique du Canada.

His passion for chamber music has led to performances at the Four Seasons, Norfolk, Olympic, and Toronto Summer music festivals. Lewis has performed alongside numerous esteemed artists, including Julie Albers, Nicholas McGegan, Marcy Rosen, Barry Shiffman, and Steven Tenenbom. He holds degrees from the University of Manitoba, Yale University, and the Colburn School, studying with Olga Medvedeva, Oleg Pokhanovski, Chris Anstey, Ani Kavafian, and Martin Beaver.

Mr. Lewis is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Yale University with Ani Kavafian.

Cameron Daly

Cameron Daly

A passionate chamber musician with a diverse background, Cameron Daly (b. 1996) joins the Callisto Quartet after a two year tenure with the Naples Philharmonic. He has appeared as a soloist with the Yale Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the William-Waite Concerto Competition, and served as concertmaster of the Yale Symphony, the Yale Philharmonia, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

Cameron is the recipient of Yale’s Terry E. and Irene Sharp prize, the Wrexham Prize for Music, the Yale School of Music’s Alumni Association Prize, as well as distinction in the Global Affairs major for his work on a quantitative framework for the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation’s use in analyzing and anticipating the development impact of private equity fund managers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

He holds degrees from both Yale College and the Yale School of Music, having studied U.S.-Russian relations and Soviet history (B.A. cum laude, Global Affairs ‘18) in addition to music (M.M. Violin Performance ‘20). A student of Wendy Sharp and Ani Kavafian, Cameron has performed at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Taos, Tanglewood, and Aspen music festivals. He has collaborated with artists including Andrés Díaz, James Ehnes, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, and Peter Winograd. Chamber music being his greatest artistic joy, Cameron is honored to be continuing the Callisto Quartet’s tradition of musical excellence.

Eva Kennedy

Eva Kennedy

Violist Eva Kennedy has had a lifelong passion for chamber music ever since playing in her very first quartet at the age of 7 in her hometown of Worthington, Ohio. As a founding member of the Callisto Quartet, she has had the opportunity to perform some of classical music’s greatest repertoire across North America and around the world. The Callisto Quartet has been internationally recognized with major prizes from the Banff, Bordeaux, Melbourne, and Fischoff competitions, and maintains an active performing schedule with appearances at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Ravinia Festival, among many others.

Eva holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, as well as a Master’s degree from Rice University, where she was in residence with the Callisto Quartet. She also spent a semester at the Paris Conservatory as an exchange student. Her mentors have included Deborah Price, Jeffrey Irvine, Sabine Toutain, Lynne Ramsey, and James Dunham.

Alongside her passion for performing, Eva also has a great love for teaching. This year, she has found great joy in implementing a new chamber music curriculum developed by the Callisto Quartet, designed to demystify the process behind great ensemble playing for students and help them become their own best teachers. She has taught and given masterclasses for violinists, violists, and chamber ensembles at numerous music schools, festivals, and universities across the country.

Eva is Canadian through her father’s side and has both American and Canadian citizenships. Outside of music, she enjoys rock climbing and traveling with her family.

Hannah Moses

Hannah Moses

Praised for her sensitivity and beauty of sound, cellist Hannah Moses has performed worldwide both as a soloist and as a founding member of the Callisto Quartet. A Cleveland native, Hannah holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where her teachers included Richard Weiss, Melissa Kraut, and Norman Fischer. Hannah’s greatest passion is chamber music, and as cellist of the Callisto Quartet, she enjoys traveling and performing around the globe.

A committed educator as well as performer, Hannah served on cello faculty at the Cleveland Music School Settlement and the Aurora School of Music for several years, and appeared as guest artist and juror at the 2018 Tennessee Cello Workshop Competition, after winning the competition in 2015. Hannah has been actively involved in chamber music coaching at CIM’s Young Artist Program, of which she is a graduate, and has been on faculty at the Hudson Montessori School Conservatory and the Western Reserve Chamber Festival. Currently, Hannah is on cello and chamber music faculty at the Suzuki Music School of Westport.

When not traveling with the Callisto Quartet, Hannah enjoys running, writing, and rock climbing. She currently resides in New Haven, CT, with her cat, Snickers.

About the Concert

This performance begins at 3:00 pm. If you’d like, come an hour earlier and join us for a pre-concert discussion about the music on the program. After the performance concludes, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

The address of the venue is 103 North Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour, and Amtrak’s Kingston Station is only five miles away.

Map and Directions

We ask each adult guest attending the concert to make a $40 contribution at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Checks should be payable to “Core Memory Music”. Children under 18 are welcome to join us free of charge.

Reservations

If you’d like to attend this concert, send us an email with the full name of each person in your party. If seating is still available, we’ll confirm your reservation.

If you can’t attend the concert in person, you’re welcome to listen to our audio livestream (no reservation required).


Seating capacity for this concert: 25



Last First Notes
Gale Bill
Gale Peggy
Hubbard Irene
Margulis Peter
McFarland Jeff
Saideman Ellen
Seymour Jim
Seymour Sharon
Total: 8