The 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

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The winner of the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition is the Esmé Quartet

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Competitors

Competitors

The 12 quartets selected to compete in the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition were:

  • 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

More information on the quartets can be found here

Juries

International Jury

The Members of the International Jury were:

  • 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
  • Károly Schranz
    violin, Takács Quartet

Invitation Jury

Members of the Invitation Jury were:

  • 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

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