The 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

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Dates: The Competition itself will take place between Tuesday 10 – Sunday 15 April 2018 inclusive. Selected quartets will be expected to arrive in London no later than Sunday 8 April 2018 and leave on Monday 16 April 2018.

Venues: The Preliminary Rounds will be held at the Royal Academy of Music, the Semi-Finals and Final at Wigmore Hall. Quartets not based in the UK will also be asked to perform once outside the Competition timetable at lunchtime concerts in London as part of the events surrounding the Competition.

Rules and Repertoire: The full rules, requirements for entry and repertoire for the Competition can be found here.

Applications: Applications open on Monday 15 May 2017 and close at 6:00pm GMT on Friday 13 October 2017.

Juries

The Members of the International Jury are:

  • John Gilhooly OBE Chairman
    Director, Wigmore Hall
  • Jonathan Brown
    viola, Casals Quartet
  • András Fejér
    cello, Takács Quartet
  • Nobuko Imai
    viola, Michelangelo Quartet
  • Bjørg Lewis
    cello, Vertavo Quartet
  • Heime Müller
    violin, ex-Artemis Quartet
  • Karoly Schranz
    violin, Takács Quartet

Members of the Invitation Jury are:

  • Hélène Clement
    viola, Doric Quartet
  • Emma Denton
    cello, Carducci Quartet
  • Donald Grant
    violin, Elias Quartet
  • Oliver Heath
    violin, Heath Quartet
  • Alasdair Tait
    cello, Director of YCAT

Contact: Specific enquiries should be directed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the General Manager, Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Application Process

Important information for entrants wishing to apply for the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition