RSMI Alumni Take Top Prize In Banff International String Quartet Competition

Congratulations to Ravinia Steans Music Institute alumni Bryan Lee (violin, 2009 and 2010 - photo far-right) and Joel Link (violin, 2009 - photo far-left), members of the Dover Quartet, which recently took first prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC).

"In a competition that was remarkable for the very high standard of performances, the Dover Quartet consistently demonstrated an exceptional level of maturity, poise and artistry," said Barry Shiffman, Executive Director of BISQC. "This young group is ready for a major performing career, and we look forward to working together to help make that happen."   

The Royal Bank of Canada Awards First Prize package includes a prize of $25,000 (CND), an extensive  three-year career development program including concert tours in Europe and North America, Banff Centre residencies, including the production of a CD recorded and produced by the Centre’s Audio department, and public relations assistance. As well, the first prize includes a quartet of custom bows by renowned bow maker François Malo, and a concert in Paris produced by ProQuartet.