Balourdet Quartet awarded first prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

By The Violin Channel

Credit: Kevin W. Condon

Currently, in residence at New England Conservatory's Professional String Quartet Program, the Balourdet String Quartet are top prize winners at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition.


The ensemble is comprised of violinists Angela Bae and Justin DeFilippis, violist Benjamin Zannoni, and cellist Russell Houston. The quartet works primarily with Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory and was formed in 2018 at Rice University in Houston, Texas.


Read original announcement by The Violin Channel here.