Fischoff Chamber Competition Winners Announced. (Items of Interest)

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The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association named Quintet Attacca of Chicago the Grand Prize winner of the 2002 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, held May 10-12, 2002, at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend.

As Grand Prize winners, Quintet Attacca will be featured on the Joseph E. Fischoff Memorial Winner's Tour, which includes concerts and community programming in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota. An additional $5,000 cash prize will be awarded at that time. The ensemble also won the Senior Wind Division Gold Medal and a $3,000 cash prize. Fischoff will send the quintet to the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy for several concert appearances.

The Senior Wind Silver Medal, worth $2,000, was awarded to Syrinx Saxophone Quartet from Northwestern University, and the $1,000 Senior Wind Bronze Medal was awarded to A Few Good Reeds saxophone quartet from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Senior String Gold Medal and $3,000 prize went to The Chiara String Quartet of Grand Forks, North Dakota; the Senior String Silver Medal was awarded to Xanadu Trio, a piano trio form The Juilliard School; and the Senior String Bronze Medal was awarded to Jung Trio, a piano trio from the Yale School of Music. …