2021 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition
Dates: The Competition itself will take place between Tuesday 13 - Sunday 18 April 2021 inclusive. Selected quartets will be expected to arrive in London no later than Sunday 11 April 2021 and leave on Monday 19 April 2021.
Venues: the Preliminary Round will be held at the Royal Academy of Music from Tuesday 13-Friday 16 April 2021, the Semi-Finals and Final at Wigmore Hall on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April 2021 respectively. Quartets not based in the UK will also be asked to perform once outside the Competition timetable, either at a lunchtime concert or in a community setting, as part of the events surrounding the Competition.
Rules and Repertoire: The full rules and requirements for entry for the Competition will be announced by Monday 27 April 2020; you can download the repertoire requirements now, as these have changed from previous years.
Applications open on Monday 27 April 2020 and close on Thursday 15 October 2020.
The Members of the International Jury will be:
- John Gilhooly - Chairman
Director, Wigmore Hall
- Jonathan Brown
viola, Casals Quartet
- Hélène Clément
viola, Doric Quartet
- Simin Ganatra
violin, Pacifica Quartet
- Louise Hopkins
cello, Head of Strings, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
- Laura Samuel
violin, leader BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and ex-Belcea Quartet
- Kyril Zlotnikov
cello, Jerusalem Quartet
Members of the Invitation Jury will be announced in due course.