Erica Tursi, violin
Jinsun Hong, viola
Alex Cox, cello
Finalists and prizewinners of the 2016 Bordeaux International Competition in France, the Omer Quartet was named the 2013 Grand Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 40th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Praised by UT San Diego for playing with a “sense of discovery and adventure, but also with considerable finesse,” they have performed across North America and Europe. The quartet is currently the resident ensemble of the New England Conservatory’s Professional Quartet Training Program directed by Paul Katz, a program which has shaped the artistic development of eminent young quartets such as the Jupiter, Parker, Ariel and Harlem Quartets.
Established at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2009, they have performed across North America and Europe in venues such as Jordan Hall, Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago’s Cultural Center, Pollack Hall in Montreal, the Rolston Recital Hall at the Banff Centre, and several historic landmarks in Northern Italy. The quartet has collaborated and performed with internationally renowned artists.
In 2011, they were invited by the Banff Centre to give a world premiere of Bob Becker’s Preludes for percussion and string quartet. Most recently, they were invited to compete in the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and have also participated in the McGill International String Quartet Academy, the Ravinia Steans Institute, and the Perlman Music Program.