The Calidore String Quartet (Jeffrey Myers, Ryan Meehan violin; Jeremy Berry, viola (a Kneisel Hall alumnus); Estelle Choi, cello) is an internationally performing classical
music string quartet based in New York City.
Formed at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in 2010, the quartet won the grand prize in the inaugural 2016 M-Prize Competition sponsored by the University of Michigan. In February 2016, the Calidore String Quartet was the first North American ensemble to ever be awarded a fellowship from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust based in London. Within the first two years of their formation, the Calidore won the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition and top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich String Quartet Competition and the Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.
The quartet was artist-in-residence at Stony Brook University from 2014 to 2016.  In late 2016 they join the roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II.  The quartet regularly performs in major concert halls and festivals all over the world.
As a passionate supporter of music education, the Calidore String Quartet is committed to
mentoring and educating young musicians, students and audiences. The Calidore serves as
Artists-in-Residence at the University of Delaware, the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan. They have conducted masters and residencies at Princeton Stanford, Stony Brook and UCLA and were on the faculty of the Edelman Chamber Music Institute at the Colburn School.
Using an amalgamation of “California” and “doré” (French for “golden”), the ensemble’s name represents a reverence for the diversity of culture and the strong support it received from its home of origin, Los Angeles, California, the “golden state.”