Competition Results

Congratulations to the prize winners of the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition:

WHISC 2015 LogoFirst Prize
The Harry M Weinrebe Prize

  • Van Kuijk Quartet

Joint Second Prize

  • Verona Quartet
  • Piatti Quartet

Third Prize

  • Aizuri Quartet

Special Prizes

The Sidney Griller Award
£1,000 – for the best performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Contusion in the Preliminary Round

  • Piatti Quartet

Esterházy Prize
£1,000 – for the best performance of a Haydn quartet in the Preliminary Round
Kindly donated by The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust

  • Van Kuijk Quartet

The Bram Elderling Beethoven Prize
£1,200 – for the best performance of a Beethoven quartet in the Semi-Finals
Kindly donated by the Eldering/Goecke family

  • Van Kuijk Quartet

The ProQuartet Prize

  • Verona Quartet

Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland Prize

  • Quatuor Lumière

The following professional development prizes were also awarded to the Van Kuijk Quartet:

  • Aspen Music Festival and School — Center for Advanced Quartet Studies Prize
  • Avaloch Farm Music Institute Residency
  • The Banff Centre Residency Prize
  • Champs Hill Records Prize
  • MISQA Prize
  • The Morrison Chamber Music Center Prize
  • The Royal Greenwich String Quartet Festival Prize
  • The Esterházy Foundation Prize