Jupiter String Quartet Wins at Banff
Following six days of juried concerts focused on classical, romantic, and 20th- and 21st-century repertoire, the Boston-based Jupiter String Quartet picked up first prize at the 2004 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The prize includes CAN$20,000, a Canadian recital tour arranged by the Banff Centre, a quartet of custom bows by renowned bow maker Michael Vann, and the offer of a Banff Centre residency, including the production of a promotional CD. The Jupiter Quartet—Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violins; Liz Freivogel, viola; and Daniel McDonough, cello—also won the CAN$3,000 Szekely Prize for the best performance of a Beethoven Quartet. The triennial Banff Competition is open to quartets of all nationalities whose members are all under the age of 35.