Banff Quartet Competition Winners

Winning quartets at 2016 Banff International String Competition include NEC players.

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Held every three years at the Banff Centre in Canada since 1983, the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition ended September 4, following five rounds of competition that began with ten qualifying quartets.

Jeff Dyrda '11 M.M., '12 G.D. is second violinist of the Rolston String Quartet, which took First Prize, the Esterházy Foundation Prize, and Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance Prize. First Prize carries a cash award of $25,000, a professional recording, and a performance tour in over 50 North American and European cities.