Double Gold Tour

2017 Tours

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Milton String Quartet, Grand Prize Winner & Gold Medal Winner, Senior String Division

Roman Fraser, violin; Evan Robinson, viola; Maïthéna Girault, violin; Joshua Morris, cello


Public Performances

Wednesday, October 11 Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts and WFMT live performance, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL    Concert 12:15 pm (central)
Thursday, October 12 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN    Concert 7:30 pm
Friday, October 13 Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series, David Johnson Memorial Chapel, Thiel College, Greenville, PA    Concert 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 15 Rieth Chamber Series, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN    Concert 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 17 Guest Artist Concert, Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Valparaiso, IN (free admission)    Concert 7:30 pm (central)


Masterclasses & Workshops

Monday, October 16 Perley Fine Arts Academy, South Bend, IN                                            
  Penn High School Orchestra, Mishawaka, IN                                            
Wednesday, October 18 St. Joseph High School Orchestra, St. Joseph, MI                                            




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Fuego Quartet, Gold Medal Winner, Senior Wind Division

Nicki Roman, soprano saxophone; Erik Elmgren, alto saxophone; Harrison Clarke, tenor saxophone; Gabriel Picqué, baritone saxophone


Public Performances

Monday, October 23 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More info here.    Recital 7:30 pm (central)
Wednesday, October 25 The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert and WFMT live performance. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL    Concert 12:15 pm (central)
Thursday, October 26 Winds of the Garden Outdoor Performance, Wellfield Botanic Garden    Concert 6:00 pm
Friday, October 27 Culver Academies, Heritage Room of Legion Memorial Building, Culver, IN. Open and free to the public. For more information, call Cathy Duke at 574.842.8254    Concert 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 29 Howard Center Presents Series, Howard Performing Arts Center, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI    Concert 7:00 pm
Monday, October 30 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI    Concert 8:00 pm


Masterclasses & Workshops

Monday, October 23 Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL  
Thursday, October 26 LaSalle Intermediate Academy, South Bend, IN                                        
  Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture, South Bend IN  
Friday, October 27 Culver Academies, Culver, IN  
Monday, October 30 Upton Middle School, St. Joseph, MI  
Tuesday, October 31 Discovery Middle School, Granger, IN  
  John Young Middle School, Mishawaka, IN  



Your performance and workshop with our orchestras was greatly informative. The discussion of cueing, especially the difference in individuals that cue, showed us the amount of trust and effort that goes into making a spectacular orchestral group. The ability to convey such feeling and emotion through your playing was inspiring to all of us. Our chamber orchestra has improved so much due to your insight into making a spectacular orchestral group. The ability to convey such feeling and emotion through your playing was inspirign to all of us. Our chamber orchestra has improved so much due your insight into their playing, and our orchestra as a whole has benefitted from all your knowledge.

The St. Joseph High School Orchestra


Recap: 2016 Tours

WindSync  • Julian Hernandez, clarinet; Garrett Hudson, flute; Kara LaMoure, bassoon; Emily Tsai, oboe; Anni Hachhalter, horn

Sunday, September 25 Andrews University, Howard Performing Arts Series, Berrien Springs, MI Concert
Monday September 26 Upton Middle School, St. Joseph, MI Masterclass & Workshop
Tuesday, September 27 LaSalle Intermediate Academy & University of Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Masterclass & Workshop
Wednesday, September 28 Mishawaka High School & John Young Middle School, Mishawaka, IN Masterclass & Workshop
  Wellfied Botanic Gardens, Elkhart, IN Private Performance
Thursday, September 29 Wabash Collge Visiting Artists Series, Crawfordsville, IN Concert
Friday, September 30 Canterbury Middle School, Fort Wayne, IN Masterclass & Concert
Saturday, October 1 Midwest Young Artists, Highwood, IL Concert


Ulysses Quartet  • Christina Bouey, violin; Rhiannon Banerdt, violin; Colin Brookes, viola; Grace Mei-En Ho, cello

Wednesday October 5 Dame Myra Hess Concert Series & WFMT Recording, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL Concert
Thursday, October 6 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Visiting Artist Series, Notre Dame, IN Concert
Friday, October 7 Guest Artist Concert, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN Concert
Sunday, October 9 Goshen College, Reith Chamber Series, Goshen, IN Concert
Monday, October 10 Culver Academies, Culver, IN Masterclass & Concert
Tuesday, October 1 St. Joseph High School, St. Joseph, MI Orchestra Workshop & Masterclass



Recap: 2015 Tours

In 2015, Fischof was pleased to again present both the Senior Division gold medalists in a Winners' Tour of the Midwestern United States, including concerts, masterclasses, workshops, and children's programs. Ensembles included Mirasol Quartet and Zorá String Quartet. The Wind Division Tour took place September 27-October 2, 2015. The String Division Tour took place October 7-13, 2015.

Mirasol Quartet

"The Double Gold Tour was an incredible experience for our chamber group, Mirasol Quartet. The performing venues were outstanding, and combined with the outreach and educational programs, they provided us an opportunity to continue to do what we love: sharing our music with audiences who may not be familiar with the saxophone repertoire but are nonetheless very excited and enthused when we perform. Of course, this would not have been possible without Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and its organizing staff and directors, and to you I say: thank you for allowing us to share in this wonderful experience!" -Ben Still, Mirasol Quartet


Zorá String Quartet