Fischoff Competition
Gold Medal Winners: Poiesis Quartet

Winners of the nation's largest and most prestigious music competition

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Sheslow Auditorium

Des Moines, Iowa

Fri, Oct 27, 2023

7:30 PM

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Fischoff Competition alumni are a remarkable resource for Fischoff’s educational programs, which directly serve community young people, especially those most in need.

Rev. Edward "Monk" Malloy CSC, President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

About the show

Rising stars straight from the nation’s largest chamber music competition come to the CMA stage! We are excited to host this year’s winners, Poiesis Quartet, as part of CMA’s continued partnership with the Fischoff Competition. The quartet is comprised of violinists Sarah Ma and Max Ball, violist Jasper de Boor, and cellist Drew Dansby. Poiesis has toured around the world and performed in masterclasses for some of the leading chamber musicians of our time. Join us on October 27 to hear the next generation of talented performers! 

Fischoff Competition

World's Largest Chamber Music Competition

Founded in 1973 in South Bend, Indiana, USA, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition has grown to become the largest chamber music competition in the world, and one of the most prestigious classical music prizes attainable today. The 50th Fischoff Competition is scheduled for May 12 - 14, 2023 in South Bend, IN.

Committed to music education, the Fischoff also partners with competition alumni to bring free, innovative Arts-in-Education programs directly to children in their own schools and community centers.

Practical information


2 hours

Where is the concert happening?

This concert will happen at Sheslow Auditorium, a beautiful recital hall with 776 seats located on Drake University’s campus, just west of the Varsity Theater on 25th Street. Sheslow is physically joined to Old Main, with Sheslow located at the north end of the structure. Entrances are located on the east and west sides of the building.

Where should I park?

Free parking is available on the adjacent streets, and in the large parking lot immediately to the northeast of Sheslow at the corner of Carpenter and 25th St.

Valet parking will be available for $20.