Borromeo String Quartet Awards

Borromeo String Quartet


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.

We currently not accepting applications for this award.

Application Process

We currently not accepting applications for this award.

Application form (Download PDF) For further information on this award, contact

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 more information on the Borromeo Quartet, visit

Previous Winners

Give Generously

All Copland House programs depend on the annual tax-deductible contributions of individual, institutional, and corporate supporters around the country and the world. Become one of our Friends of Copland House. Donations at all levels are welcome, and we hope you will give as generously as you can.

Featured Event

NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

All-Copland instrumental program, direct from his beloved studio, with MCH artists performing selections from the Duo for Flute and Piano, Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Three Moods for Piano.

Online Video

Watch Now

Featured Shop Item

in BOOKS /

Copland: Through 1942

This American classic includes Copland's first-person recollections, Vivian Perlis' vivid commentary, and ...