Described by the Chicago Tribune as "an ensemble that invites your ears, mind, and spirit into its music", the Avalon String Quartet has established itself as one of the country's leading Chamber ensembles. Formed in 1995 at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Quartet came to the fore after participating in The Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall. In 1997 Stern invited the Avalon String Quartet to perform at The Chamber Music Encounters in Jerusalem and later presented the ensemble's Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall. The quartet captured first prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York in1999, and top prize at the ARD Competition in Munich in 2000. Suitable for adults and children over the age of 8.