Candidates Announced for 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

The 16 ensembles have been announced for the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

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2018 MICMC Candidates

The 16 ensembles have been announced for the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition – to be hosted by Musica Viva Australia, in partnership with the Australian National Academy of Music and the Melbourne Recital Centre, from the 1st – 8th July, 2018.

The 2018 opening round String Quartet participants are:

  • Gildas Quartet (United Kingdom)
  • Baum Quartett (South Korea)
  • Callisto Quartet (USA)
  • Eliot Quartett (Austria/Russia/Germany)
  • Goldmund Quartet (Germany)
  • Idomeneo String Quartet (Belgium/Hungary/Spain)
  • Quatuor Agate (France)
  • Thaleia Quartet (Japan)
The 2018 opening round Piano Trio participants are:
  • Amatis Piano Trio (Netherlands, Germany/UK)
  • Bukolika Piano Trio (Poland)
  • Clarendon Trio (Australia)
  • Merz Trio (Australia/USA)
  • Mosa Trio (Netherlands, Belgium)
  • Trio Gaon (Germany/South Korea)
  • Trio Marvin (Russia/Kazakhstan/Germany)
  • Trio Sōra (France/Latvia)

Open to international string quartets and piano trios, whose members are under the age of 35, the Grand Prize winning ensemble will receive AUD $30,000, a Musica Viva recital tour and a number of significant career development opportunities.

The 2018 jury will comprise: Sonia Simmenauer, Ian MunroSimin GanatraGerhard SchulzYura LeeAlasdair Tait and Kyril Zlotnikov.

The previous prize winners include: the Noga Quartet, the Giocoso String Quartet and the Linos Piano Trio.

For further information, please visit: www.musicaviva.com.au/competition

 

PICTURED: Noga Quartet, 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize Winner 

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