WHISQC Results 2018

Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Winner and Results

First Prize: Esmé Quartet

£10,000 - The Harry M Weinrebe Prize
kindly donated by the Dorset Foundation

The following professional development prizes are also awarded to the winner:

  • UK Tour
  • Recital at Wigmore Hall
  • Avaloch Farm Music Institute Residency
  • The Bandd Centre Residency Prize
  • Champs Hill Records Prize
  • MISQA Prize 

Second Prize: Goldmund Quartett

£6,000
kindly donated by Henry and Suzanne Davis

Third Prize: Viano String Quartet  

£3,000
kindly donated by an anonymous donor in memory of Sonia Withers who was an impassioned lover of chamber music

Special Prizes 

The Sidney Griller Award: Viano String Quartet 

£1,000 – for the best performance of Thomas Adès The Four Quarters in the Preliminary Round
kindly donated by an anonymous donor

Haydn Prize: Viano String Quartet 

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

The Alan Bradley Mozart Prize: Esmé Quartet

£1,000 – for the best performance of a Mozart quartet in the Preliminary Round£1,000 – for the best performance of a Mozart quartet in the Preliminary Round
Kindly donated by by Alan Bradley

Twentieth Century Prize: Goldmund Quartet 

£1,000 – for the best performance of a twentieth century work in the Preliminary Round£1,000 – for the best performance of a twentieth century work in the Preliminary Round
Kindly donated by Peter Outen

The Bram Eldering Beethoven Prize: Esmé Quartet

£1,200 – for the best performance of a Beethoven quartet in the Semi-finals£1,200 – for the best performance of a Beethoven quartet in the Semi-finals
Kindly donated by the Eldering/Goecke family

Professional Development Prizes

The Esterházy Foundation Prize – Esmé Quartet
The ProQuartet Prize – Esmé Quartet
The St. Lawrence String Quartet Prize – Vera Quartet
Aspen Music Festival and School — Center for Advanced Quartet Studies Prize – Tchalik Quartet
Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland Prize – Callisto Quartet

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition