The Calder Quartet awarded Avery Fisher Career Grant

The Calder Quartet (Benjamin Jacobson, violin; Andrew Bulbrook, violin; Jonathan Moerschel, viola; Eric Byers, cello) was named as one of the recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grants for 2014. The grants give professional assistance to instrumentalists judged to have exceptional career potential. Founded at USC, the Calder Quartet is known for the discovery, commissioning, recording and mentoring of some of today’s best emerging composers (over 25 commissioned works to date), the group continues to work and collaborate with artists across musical genres, spanning the ranges of the classical and contemporary music world, as well as rock, dance, and visual arts; and in venues ranging from art galleries and rock clubs to Carnegie and Walt Disney concert halls.