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Sun, May 18


Carriage Barn Arts Center

Misha Dichter and Balourdet Quartet

"Stupendous strength and brilliance" -- New York Times (Dichter) “An exceptionally talented group... With bows flying and notes swirling, this quartet has a bright future ahead” – Ponca City News (Balourdet)

Misha Dichter and Balourdet Quartet
Misha Dichter and Balourdet Quartet

Time & Location

May 18, 2025, 4:00 PM

Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840, USA

About the Event

"A ravishing performance. Mr. Dichter’s reading ... was that of a flesh-and-blood poet, gently inflected, keenly felt, and executed with breathtaking polish from start to finish." – New York Times

"Stupendous strength and brilliance; nothing was ever done just for the sake of effect. As an interpreter, Mr. Dichter combined romantic fervor with princely self-discipline." – The Times (London)

"The pianist commands a wide dynamic and emotional range, finds nuances as well as new insights in all the music he plays, and places his details carefully. Dichter’s tremendous authority at the keyboard is the result of a comprehensive technique combined with an astute musicality." – Los Angeles Times

With a career spanning over six decades, Mischa Dichter has captivated audiences worldwide with his extraordinary talent and passion for music. A laureate of the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition, he has performed with leading orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and the Berlin Philharmonic. Known for his masterful interpretations and technical prowess, Dichter’s performances are celebrated for their depth, sensitivity, and brilliance. Join us for an unforgettable evening of music with one of the most esteemed pianists of our time.  

“An exceptionally talented group... With bows flying and notes swirling, this quartet has a bright future ahead” – Ponca City News

The Balourdet Quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition as well as the top prize in the 2021 Premio Paolo Borciani in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The group also received the Gold Medal in the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Gold Medal and Audience Award at the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, and the Second Prize in the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition.

Highlights of the Balourdet’s 2022-23 season include appearances at Chamber Music Detroit, the Grand Piano Series in Naples, FL, NEC’s Jordan Hall, Merkin Hall, and Wigmore Hall. Summer 2022 also saw the Balourdet performing at festivals including at Bravo! Vail, Music Mountain, and Strings Music Festival. Additionally this season, the quartet is thrilled to premiere a new commissioned work by celebrated composer Karim AlZand, made possible through Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Grant.

The program will include the Dvořák piano quintet.


  • Adult

    +$1.13 service fee
  • Young adult

    Ages 19 - 29

    +$0.75 service fee
  • Child / Student

    Ages 5 to 18

    +$0.25 service fee



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