Borromeo String Quartet Awards
The Borromeo String Quartet Award was established in 2004 to recognize and showcase exceptional composition for string quartet each year written by an Copland House Residency Award composer. The work and its composer will be featured in performance and various outreach activities at the Quartet’s annual summer residency at the venerable Taos (NM) Summer School for Strings. The award is the result of a collaboration between Copland House and the Borromeo String Quartet (called "simply the best there is" by The Boston Globe). Annual selections will be made by the Quartet.
Eligibility and Deadlines
Only recipients of the Copland House Residency Awards are eligible for the Borromeo String Quartet Award. Composers will be allowed to apply with only ONE composition of their choice per residency. The submitted work for string quartet does not have to have been written at Copland House.
Application form (Download PDF)
To be considered, eligible composers should submit the brief application form and one completed score postmarked by July 15. Composers are very strongly encouraged to include a recording of this work (CD only). MIDI realizations are acceptable, if live or studio recordings do not exist. Composers who have already sent a completed score (and recording), in compliance with their residency agreements, are not required to provide another copy, but only the application form. No other supplementary material will be accepted or considered – the sole criterion will be the artistic quality of the submitted composition.
For further information on this award, contact Copland House.
For more information on the Borromeo Quartet, visit www.borromeoquartet.org.
- 2009: Mark Kilstofte, String Quartet No. 1
- 2008: Gerald Cohen, String Quartet No. 2
- 2007: Daniel Brewbaker, String Quartet No. 2: Dances for My Father
- 2006: Burton Goldstein, String Quartet No. 2: Kwazi's Revenge
- 2005: Pierre Jalbert, String Quartet