Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

CAG is proud to welcome two new soloists and an ensemble to the roster!

Argus Quartet

The Argus Quartet was the First Prize Winner of the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The Quartet has received grants from Chamber Music America, Tarisio, and the Caramoor Center to support its efforts to commission works by living composers, and begins an appointment as the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at The Juilliard School in fall 2017.



Dominic Cheli, piano

Pianist Dominic Cheli is a Naxos recording artist originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He was the winner of the 2017 Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition and performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Academy’s Festival Orchestra. Dominic currently studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California with Fabio Bidini.



YooJin Jang, violin

Violinist YooJin Jang was the first prize winner of the 2016 Sendai International Music Competition. She also won first prize at the 2013 Munetsugu Angel Competition, for which she received the 1697 “Rainville” Stradivarius on loan for two years. Born in Korea, she is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the New England Conservatory, where she has also earned Master of Music degrees and Graduate and Artist Diplomas, all studying with Miriam Fried.