2018 International String Quartet Competition Shortlist

logo stringcomp2018 wYearWigmore Hall is delighted to announce the 12 quartets invited to participate in the 2018 Competition, including three quartets based in the UK, three each from the USA and Germany, one each from France, Japan and one which is based between the UK, Switzerland and Spain, with musicians of 19 nationalities between them. Shortlisted quartets were selected through a rigorous process of blind listening by a jury of five experienced string quartet musicians.

The shortlisted quartets are:

  • Callisto Quartet based in USA
  • Eliot Quartett based in Germany
  • Esmé Quartet based in Germany
  • Gildas Quartet based in UK
  • Goldmund Quartett based in Germany
  • Idomeneo Quartet based in UK/Switzerland/Spain
  • Marmen Quartet based in UK
  • Quartet Amabile based in Japan
  • Quatuor Tchalik based in France
  • Solem Quartet based in UK
  • Vera Quartet based in USA
  • Viano Quartet based in USA

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Competition Programme

Details of events throughout the Competition can be found at the link below