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Cecilia Quartet working hard to capitalize on Banff triumph

The Cecilia String Quartet, clockwise from top: Rachel Desoer, cello; Min-Jeong Koh, violin; Caitlin Boyle, viola; and Sarah Nematallah, violin; will play at Kiggins Hall on the Emma Willard campus in Troy on Saturday.
The Cecilia String Quartet, clockwise from top: Rachel Desoer, cello; Min-Jeong Koh, violin; Caitlin Boyle, viola; and Sarah Nematallah, violin; will play at Kiggins Hall on the Emma Willard campus in Troy on Saturday.
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Winning a prestigious competition has often been the springboard to an international career. That’s especially true for the Cecilia String Quartet, which won the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition. “It was an overwhelming feeling — a dream,” said cellist Rachel Desoer. “That win changed things completely financially and got us management. It changed the game for us.” The Cecilia will debut Saturday at Emma Willard’s Kiggins Hall as part of the Friends of Chamber ...

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