BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Canada’s Banff International String Quartet Comp

The three ensembles progressing to the Final Round of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition have been announced

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The three ensembles progressing to the Final Round of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition have just minutes ago been announced – in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

The 2019 Finalists are:

  • Callisto Quartet (USA)
  • Marmen Quartet (UK)
  • Viano String Quartet (Canada / USA)

Open to string quartets with all members under the age of 35, the 1st prize winning ensemble will receive CAD $25,000 – plus a number of mentorship and international performance opportunities, including a two year paid residency at the Meadows School of the Arts at the Southern Methodist University.

For the Final Round each quartet will perform one complete work of Beethoven.

 

  • CALLISTO QUARTET
    • Schubert String Quartet No.14 ‘Death and the Maiden’ – 1st Mvt
    • Thomas Ades – ‘The Four Quarters’ – Serenade: Morning Dew
    • Bartok String Quartet No. 6 – Mesta & Burletta
    • Ravel String Quartet in F Major – Vif et agite

 

  • MARMEN QUARTET
    • Salvatore Sciarrino String Quartet No. 7
    • Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G Major – 1st Mvt

 

  • VIANO STRING QUARTET
    • Thomas Ades – ‘The Four Quarters’ Op. 28
    • Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G Major – 1st Movement

 

The 2019 competition jury comprises: Gillian Ansell, Martin Beaver, Adrian Fung, David Harrington, Nobuko Imai, Philip Setzer and Ursula Smith.

Previous 1st prize winners include the Cecilia String Quartet, Rolston String Quartet – and the VC Artist Dover Quartet.

As the competition’s official 2019 international media partner, The Violin Channel will be providing streaming coverage – live from all venues.

Join us backstage.

 

 

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