The finalists have today been announced at the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, in Melbourne, Australia.
The 2015 String Quartet Finalists are:
- Noga Quartet (France, Israel)
- Verona Quartet (USA/Singapore/Canada)
- Giocoso Quartet (Germany, Romania, Netherlands)
The 2015 Piano Trio Finalists are:
- Trio Adorno (Germany)
- Trio Medici (France, Russia)
- Linos Piano Trio (Thailand, UK, Brazil, Germany, France)
The final round will be held on the 18th of July, with the 1st placed quartet and trio to receive AUD $24,000 and $18,000.
This year's jury comprises violinists Martin Beaver, Berit Cardas, Boris Kuschnir, Irina Morozova, cellists Vladimir Balshin and Howard Penny and pianist Bright Sheng.