Attracted 87 chamber music ensembles from world famous music schools and institutions, such as the Juilliard School of Music, New England Conservatory, Walnut Hill School, The Curtis Institute of Music, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Eastman School of Music, Hartt School of Music and many others. The competition semi-final round was held in Boston in May of this year where contestants from more than 20 states and 7 countries were competing for the opportunity to take part in the final competition round in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.

The following chamber music ensembles finalists competed for gold, silver and bronze medals on May 31, 2010:


Aeolus  Quartet
Gabot - Kim Duo
Calliope Trio
Duo Hessed
Volta Trio
Arneis Quartet
Borusan Quartet
Weird People
Menergy Quartet


After a long deliberation the 2010 ICMEC Jury Panel named the Borusan String Quartet the Gold Medal Winner. Duo Hessed won the Silver Medal and Aeolus  Quartet was the Bronze Medal Winner. The Volta Trio and Arneis Quartet received a Special Mention Award from the 2010 ICMEC Jury Panel.


After a thorough deliberation the 2010 ICMEC Jury Panel declared Borusan String Quartet  from Turkey the 2010 ICMEC Gold Medal Winner. Borusan String Quartet consisting of Esen Kivrak, violin, Olgu Kizilay, violin,Efdal Altun, viola and Cag Ercag, cello, gave an astounding performance in the final round of the 2010 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall performing String Quartet Opus 29 by Turkish composer Fazil Say.


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