Prizes Awarded at Italy's Premio Paolo Borciani Quartet Competition

The Balourdet Quartet and the Leonkoro Quartet were awarded joint-2nd prize at the International String Quartet Competition "Premio Paolo Borciani", in Reggio Emilia, Italy

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Chaired by Emmanuel Hondré, this year's jury did not award a first prize. Third prize was awarded to the Adelphi Quartet.

Both the Balourdet and Leonkoro Quartets will each receive €10,000.

The Audience Prize of €2,000 was awarded to the Leonkoro Quartet, while the Quartet Arete received the Special Prize of €3,000 for the best performance of the  competition's newly-commissioned work,"UTA-ORI. Weaving Song for string quartet," by Toshio Hosokawa.

Reuning & Son Violins was pleased to provide the Balourdet Quartet with fine Italian instruments for the occasion.