Argus Quartet wins senior strings division of M Prize

The Argus Quartet, which includes USC Thornton alumni Clara Kim (DMA ’15, violin) and Jason Issokson (MM ’10, violin) along with violist Dana Kelley and cellist Jo Whang, was named the first place winner in the Senior Strings division of the University of Michigan’s M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. In addition to a cash prize of $20,000, the quartet will return to the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance for a residency during the 2017-18 academic year. The acclaimed quartet, appointed as the quartet in residence at the Yale School of Music in 2015, was recently named the graduate quartet in residence at the Juilliard School beginning in Fall 2017, and was one of ten groups shortlisted at the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition.

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