Announcing the Callisto Quartet

Callisto Quartet posed against white background with color spectrum shadows

2020–21’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

Recently awarded the 2nd Prize at the prestigious 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Callisto Quartet become Caramoor’s 21st Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence.

Made up of violinists Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violist Eva Kennedy, and cellist Hannah Moses the Callisto Quartet formed at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2016 and have gone on to take home prizes in nearly every major international chamber music competition including grand prize at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Caramoor is thrilled to welcome this passionate and exceptionally talented quartet for their first performance this fall. More details about the Callisto Quartet’s residency including their work with local schools and upcoming performances at Caramoor will be announced here at

Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence Program

One extremely promising string quartet is chosen each year to complete a year-long residency at Caramoor. The quartet-in-residence lends their time and talents to Caramoor’s Student Strings program in the secondary schools with a classroom-based program of concerts, conversations, and performance clinics. The Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence performs at Caramoor throughout their residency, enabling the public to experience these exciting, young players in an intimate setting.

The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence mentoring program is supported, in part, by major endowment gifts from the Ernst C. Stiefel Foundation. The success of this mentoring program relies on the generosity of donors interested in furthering the careers of promising chamber quartets. View the full list of alumni quartet.


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