The 6 Finalists have been announced for the the 2019 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition – to be held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States on the 13th of April.
The 6 Finalists are:
- Xena String Quartet
- Odyssey String Quartet
- BEAR Quartet
- Alendo Quartet
- Nova String Quartet
- The Rader Quartet
Open to international string quartets comprising all members 19 years and younger, the 1st prize winning ensemble will receive a US $1000 cash prize – plus a number of Henle Urtext scores and parts.
The 2019 jury will comprise: Mari Sato, Ivo Jan van der Werff, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and The Brentano Quartet.
Previous 1st prize winners include: DAJJ Quartet, Astera String Quartet, Chimera Quartet, Altara String Quartet, Quartet Morina, the Ligeia Quartet – and the Contrapunctus String Quartet.