PCM Chamber Music Competition

A national pre-collegiate award presented by the Pasadena Conservatory of Music
March 2325, 2018
Pasadena, California

2018 Winners

  • Gold Medal | Bear Quartet

  • Silver Medal and Andrew Cook Beethoven Prize | Meisll Trio

  • Bronze Medal | Erato Quartet

  • Honorable Mention | Caridad Trio

Onyx Quartet

Our competition challenges students to strive for excellence in the performance of chamber music. It aims to educate and inspire audiences, and the community, through student achievement in the art of chamber music.

Watch the videos from 2018

String Quartet Winners


1st prize
2nd prize
3rd prize
Andrew Cook Beethoven prize

All non-winning groups: Master classes with Andrew Cook and judges

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Barrett Hall column


Established in 1984, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music is an independent, nationally-accredited community school whose mission is to educate, advocate, inspire, and share through music study and performance. The Conservatory offers a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses traditional and contemporary music for children and adults. More than 1,200 students attend the school annually and over 3,000 students in schools throughout the Pasadena community benefit from its extensive outreach programs.

To learn more about the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, please visit us at pasadenaconservatory.org

Community Outreach

Through its three outreach programs PCM strives to offer underserved youth in our community access to high-quality music education.

Learn more about the Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s community outreach programs.

Encore Trio

Past Winners

  • Gold Medal | Onyx Quartet

  • Silver Medal | Encore Trio

  • Bronze Medal | Fuoco String Quartet

  • Andrew Cook Beethoven Prize | Pristine Trio

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Contact Us

Pasadena Conservatory of Music
100 North Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

Please email the competition staff directly at compete@pasadenaconservatory.org