Peabody Preparatory alumna, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, is the violist with the Dover Quartet, which swept the awards at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. In addition to winning first place and the $25,000 prize, the quartet also won awards for their performances of a Schubert quartet, Haydn quartet, and Canadian composer Vivian Fung’s String Quartet No. 3, which was commissioned for the competition. They also won the Esterhazy Foundation Prize, awarding the quartet a recital in Haydn Hall at the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt. Pajaro-van de Stadt was a student of Preparatory faculty member Libby Bellamy.