Boston Conservatory Alumna Wins Grand Prize at Fischoff Competition
Boston Conservatory alumna and violinist Christina Bouey has won the coveted Grand Prize at the prestigious 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with her string ensemble, the Ulysses Quartet.
Bouey and fellow quartet members Rhiannon Banerdt (violin), Colin Brookes (viola) and Grace Mei-En Ho (cello) were also awarded the Gold Medal in the Senior String Division. Held in South Bend, Indiana, the Fischoff Competition is the largest chamber music competition in the world, with an average of 125 ensembles representing 22 nations competing.
In addition to taking home $10,000 in prize money, the New York City-based Ulysses Quartet will participate in a Winner's Tour of the Midwestern United States this fall, as well as several concerts in the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy in 2017.
“This is a wonderful honor and a testament to Christina’s remarkable talent,” said Larry Isaacson, Associate Director of the Music Division. “She continues to do the Boston Conservatory proud as a distinguished alumna and a consummate performer.”
Bouey received her B.M. in violin performance, magnum cum laude, in 2008, having studied with violinist Irina Muresanu. She currently lives in New York City and serves as the concertmaster of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY.