Hailing from Israel, Canada, and the USA, the Dior Quartet formed in Fall 2018 at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. Within eight months of their formation, the Dior Quartet won the Bronze Medal at the 46th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the First Prize at the 9th Plowman Chamber Music Competition (Senior Strings).
This summer, they attended the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford University on full scholarship. Dior was selected to perform in the 2019 International Showcase at Bing Concert Hall. They worked with members of SLSQ and the Danish String Quartet during this time.
Dior held the 2019 Fellowship String Quartet position at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival in Virginia also made their solo string quartet debut with orchestra under the baton of Maestro Victor Yampolsky performing the Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47.
The Dior Quartet concluded their summer participating in the McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA) where they got the opportunity to work with the Alban Berg, Takacs, and Artemis Quartets.
In October 2019, Dior will be competing as a semi-finalist in the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition in New York City.
- Violin I:Noa Sarid, 23, Israel
- Violin II:Tobias Elser, 23, USA
- Viola:Darryl Manley, 25, USA
- Cello:Joanne Yesol Choi, 22, Canada