8 June 2021: Pandemic Relief Music Award – June Winner

PathologyOutlines.com will celebrate 20 years of operation in August 2021 and wants to give back to some of those suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic. For 2021, we will be promoting select classical and jazz musicians each month on our website and with a cash stipend. Recipients of this award will be posted each month and will remain visible on the website throughout the year.

The June Recipient for this award is Quartet Granitique.

Formed at the University of Michigan in 2018, Quartet Granitique is composed of violinist Ivan Suminski, cellist Hanna Rumora, clarinetist Leo Kim and pianist Yuting Ma. Taking their name from a marking in Messiaen’s “Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes” from “Quatuor pour la fin du temps”, Quartet Granitique strives to bring together old and new by presenting standard works by composers such as Messiaen and Adès and by lesser known composers such as Walter Rabl, alongside newly written pieces by living composers like Jules Pegram. 

Past performances include playing for Kerrytown Concert House’s “Mad About Chamber Music Series”, as well as performing for live TV broadcast at the Bloomfield Hills Library’s chamber music series. Additionally, the quartet was awarded second place in the 2021 MTNA String Chamber Music Competition and was a finalist for the 2019 Briggs Chamber Music Competition at the University of Michigan. Quartet Granitique has performed in masterclasses for Nico Muhly and Timothy McAllister; their coaches include Amy Cheng, Matt Albert, Willam King and Andrew Jennings. 

In order to apply for a pandemic relief music award:

  1. The musician / ensemble must be based in the United States of America or Canada.
  2. The musician / ensemble must provide a media sample.
  3. The musician / ensemble must have a website or Facebook page that can be linked to.
  4. The musician / ensemble must have at least 2 or more audio / video recordings available via audio CD, online playlist, etc.

More information about the award, including application information, can be found on our website.

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