Callisto Quartet, formed in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, comprises violinists Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violist Eva Kennedy, and cellist Hannah Moses. They recently appeared with cellist David Geringas at the Cleveland Cello Society’s 20th anniversary concert, and performed at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and the Heidelberg String Quartet Festival. They have participated in ChamberFest Cleveland, the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, McGill International String Quartet Academy, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and Robert Mann String Quartet Institute. The Callisto Quartet took Grand Prize of the Fourth Manhattan International Music Competition Chamber Music Division, which featured the quartet in Weill Recital Hall in 2019. They were also Grand Prize winners of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and top prize winners at the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition and 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. As part of their prize from the Wigmore Hall Competition, the quartet was invited to the Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus in Weikersheim, Germany. The Callisto Quartet is Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and ensemble in residence at the Carolina Music Museum in Greenville, South Carolina. The musicians have served as faculty and given masterclasses at the Bravo International Chamber Music Workshop, University of Central Florida, Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, and the CIM Preparatory Division.
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