Double Gold Tour

2015 Tours

Mirasol Quartet, Gold Medal Winner, Senior Wind Division

James Barger, soprano saxophone; Andrew Reinhart, alto saxophone; Benjamin Still, tenor saxophone; Ben Donnell, baritone saxophone

Sunday, September 27 Andrews University, Howard Performing Arts Series, Berrien Springs, MI Concert (4:00 pm)
Monday, September 28 Mishawka High School, John Young Middle School, LaSalle Academy Band Workshops
Tuesday, September 29 Concert Association of Valparaiso, Community Concert Series, Valparaiso, IN Concert (7:30 pm central)
Wednesday, September 30 Wabash College Visiting Artist Series, Crawfordsville, IN Concert
Thursday, October 1 Local Outreach - TBD Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart, IN Private Performance
Friday, October 2 Culver Academies, Culver, IN Band Workshop & Concert


"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, Grand Prize Winner & Gold Medal Winner, Senior String Division

Dechopol Kowintaweewat, violin; Seula Lee, violin; Pablo Muñoz Salido, viola; Zizai Ning, cello

Wednesday, October 7 Dame Myra Hess Concert Series & WFMT Recording, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL Concert (12:15 pm central)
Thursday, October 8 Penn High School, Mishawaka, IN Orchestra Workshop & Masterclass
Friday, October 9 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Visiting Artist Series, Notre Dame, IN Concert (8:00 pm)
Saturday, October 10 Midwest Young Artists, Music at the Fort Concert Series, Highwood, IL Masterclass and Recital (7:00 pm central)
Sunday, October 11 Goshen College, Reith Chamber Series, Goshen, IN Concert (4:00 pm)
Monday, October 12 Northside Middle School, Elkhart Central High School, Elkhart, IN Orchestra Workshops & Masterclass
  Fischoff Mentoring Project, Eck Visitor Center, Notre Dame, IN Masterclass
Tuesday, October 13 St. Joseph High School, St. Joseph, MI Orchestra Workshop & Masterclass

The Fischoff 2015 Grand Prize winning Zorá String Quartet performed for the Symphony and the Chamber Orchestras today. What an amazing group, they have inspired us to work on taking our music to the next level.

Posted by St. Joseph High School Orchestra on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Fischoff 2015 Grand Prize winning Zorá String Quartet performed for the Symphony and the Chamber Orchestras today. What an amazing group, they have inspired us to work on taking our music to the next level.


Recap: 2014 Tours

Akropolis Reed Quintet • Tim Gocklin, oboe; Kari Dio, clarinet; Matt Landry, saxophone; Andrew Knoeppe, bass clarinet

Wednesday, September 17 Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Chicago, IL Free public concert at the Chicago Cultural Center or listen live at WFMT 98.7 FM Concert 12:15 pm (central)
Thursday, September 18 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series, University of Notre Dame, IN Discussion 6:00 pm & Concert 7:00 pm
Friday, September 19 Culver Academies, Culver, IN Masterclass & Concert
Saturday, September 20 Wheaton College Artist Series, Wheaton, IL Masterclass & Concert 7:30 pm (central)
Sunday, September 21 Wabash College Visiting Artists Series, Crawfordsville, IN Concert 8:00 pm


Telegraph Quartet • Eric Chin, violin; Joseph Maile, violin; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Jermiah Shaw, cello

Sunday, October 5 Goshen College Reith Chamber Series, Goshen, IN Concert 4:00 pm
Monday, October 6 Ball State University, Muncie, IN Concert 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 7 Ball State University, Muncie IN Masterclass 11:00 am
Wednesday, October 8 Outreach, South Bend, IN  
Thursday, October 9 Outreach, South Bend, IN  
Friday, October 10 Culver Academies, Culver, IN Masterclass & Concert
Saturday, October 11 Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, IL Masterclass 3:00 pm (central)
Sunday, October 12 Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI Concert 4:00 pm


To see photos from this year's tours, please visit our Photo Gallery page.


Recap: 2013 Tours

In 2013, 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 Project Fusion and Omer Quartet. The Wind Division Tour took place September 21-27, 2013. The String Division Tour took place October 18-25, 2013.

Project Fusion

Omer Quartet