2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

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Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition 2022 Prizes

First Prize, The Harry M Weinrebe Prize £10,000 – Leonkoro Quartet
Kindly donated by The Dorset Foundation

Second Prize £6,000 – Adelphi Quart
Kindly donated by Henry and Suzanne Davis

Third Prize £3,000 – Affinity Quartet
Kindly donated by an anonymous donor

Special Prizes

The Bram Eldering 19th Century Prize – Leonkoro Quartet
£1,200 – for the best performance of 19th Century repertoire in the Semi-finals.
Kindly donated by the Eldering/Goecke family

The Sidney Griller Award – Leonkoro Quartet
£1,000 – for the best performance of Sally Beamish’s Nine Fragments in the Preliminary Round
Kindly donated by an anonymous donor

The Haydn Prize – Leonkoro Quartet
£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 – Leonkoro Quartet
£1,000 – for the best performance of a Mozart quartet in the Preliminary Round
Kindly donated in memory of Alan Bradley

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

The City of Portsmouth Prize – Risus Quartet
£1,000 – for the most promising quartet not progressing to the Final
Kindly donated by Ian Kemp

Professional Development Prizes for the First Prize Winner – Leonkoro Quartet
Recital at Wigmore Hall and UK tour
Avaloch Farm Music Institute Residency
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Residency Prize
MISQA Prize
ProQuartet Prize

Professional Development Prizes for the First, Second or Third Prize Winners

Britten Pears Young Artist Programme Prize – Leonkoro Quartet
Esterházy Foundation Prize – jointly awarded to Adelphi Quartet and Leonkoro Quartet
Leeds International Concert Series Prize – Leonkoro Quartet

Professional Development Prize for any competing quartet
Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland Prize – Pelia Quartet

Juries

The Members of the Competition 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

The members of the Selection Jury were Michelle Fleming, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Brian O’Kane and Jessie Ann Richardson.

Contact

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