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)
- 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 Munro, Simin Ganatra, Gerhard Schulz, Yura Lee, Alasdair 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