Candidates Announced for Michigan’s 2018 $100,000 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition

The ensemble candidates have been announced for the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition – to be held in Ann Arbor from the 3rd to 5th of May

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2018 M-Prize

The ensemble candidates have been announced for the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition – to be held in Ann Arbor, United States from 3rd to 5th of May, 2018. 

The 2018 Senior String candidates are:

  • VC Artists Verona Quartet
  • Aizuri String Quartet
  • AYA Trio
  • Merz Trio
  • Van Kuijk Quartet
  • Vera Quartet
  • Ivalas Quartet

The 2018 Junior String candidates are:

  • Annora Quartet
  • DAJJ Quartet
  • Erato String Quartet
  • Kairos String Quartet
  • Quartet Callisto
  • Saviana Trio

Open to ensembles of between 2 and 10 members, the 2018 competition will be hosted in String, Wind and Open divisions.

Hosted by the Michigan School of Music, the Grand Prize winning ensemble will receive USD $100,000 – plus management on the Concert Artists Guild roster, a number of important performance opportunities – and a recording with Azica Records label.

This year’s string jury will comprise: pianist Winston Choi, cellist Alexander Hülshoff, and violinist and violist Kathryn Votapek

Previous 1st prize winners include VC Artists Calidore String Quartet  and the Moscow-based fusion quartet Russian Renaissance. 

 

PICTURED: 2018 M-PRIZE SENIOR STRING FINALISTS, VC ARTISTS VERONA QUARTET

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