2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

logo stringcomp2022We are delighted to announce new dates in April 2022 for the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, postponed from April 2021.

Dates: The Competition itself will take place between Tuesday 5 - Sunday 10 April 2022 inclusive. Selected quartets will be expected to arrive in London no later than Sunday 3 April 2022 and leave on Monday 11 April 2022.

Venues: the Preliminary Round will be held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at Wigmore Hall from Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 April, the Semi-Finals and Final at Wigmore Hall on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April respectively. Quartets not based in the UK may 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, Repertoire and Application process: Please download PDFs of the Rules, Repertoire and Application Process and the Recording Certification below:

pdf Rules and Repertoire (302 KB)

pdf Recording Certification (109 KB)

Please visit here to access the online application form.

Applications

Applications open on May 10 2021 and close on October 21 2021.

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

Members of the Selection Jury will be announced in due course.

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.