New PARMA artists, Joshua Ulrich, Andrew Giordano, Andrew Krimm, and Zachary Reaves of Altius Quartet have recently tied for the Grand Prize of Classics Alive Artists! Altius Quartet was founded by violinist, Andrew Giordano in 2011 at the Southern Methodist University Meadows School of Arts.
Since their founding, Altius Quartet has made an impact on the community with their dedication to outreach by playing in public schools, universities, in Jazz Clubs and bars. In July of 2013, Altius began an educational residency at the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony where they perform and mentor students. In 2014, Altius had a similar opportunity to mentor students at the Music in the Mountains Conservatory in Colorado where they served as the schools' fellowship quartet.
The Quartet has earned praise from "I Care If You Listen," a renowned musical blog, where they were noted for their "rich" and "captivating" performances. In addition to their new title as a Grand Prize Winner, Altius is also a silver medalist at the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and for the 2013 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Altius Quartet also just competed at the seventh Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition where they were one of eight string quartets that were selected from all around the world.
We at PARMA are very excited to be working with the Altius Quartet this upcoming year. Until then, follow the quartet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Here's just a taste as to why they are the Classics Alive Artists Grand Prize Winner: