It seems incredible that two and half years have passed since the Van Kuijk Quartet won the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition (pictured above).
Today, details of the 2018 competition have been revealed, including the shortlist of quartets competing for the £10K prize.
Callisto Quartet (USA)
Eliot Quartett (Germany)
Esmé Quartet (Germany)
Gildas Quartet (UK)
Goldmund Quartett (Germany)
Idomeneo Quartet UK/Switzerland/Spain
Marmen Quartet (UK)
Quartet Amabile (Japan)
Quatuor Tchalik (France)
Solem Quartet (UK)
Vera Quartet (USA)
Viano Quartet (USA)
10, 11, 12 and 13 April 2018, at the Royal Academy of Music, London
Free admission to the public
14 April 2018, 2pm and 7.30pm, at Wigmore Hall, London
15 April 2018, 6pm, at Wigmore Hall, London
In addition to the £10,000 prize (donated by the Dorset Foundation), winners of the competition will secure a UK concert tour, residencies at the Banff Centre, Canada and Avaloch Farm Music Institute, USA and a place at the McGill International String Quartet Academy.
The judging panel includes Jonathan Brown, András Fejér, Nobuko Imai, Bjørg Lewis, Heime Müller and Károly Schranz, chaired by Wigmore Hall’s director John Gilhooly.
Further details available on the Wigmore Hall website.