The Cecilia Quartet took first prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in Canada. The Toronto-based ensemble won CAN$25,000, plus other awards including a quartet of gold-mounted bows. The Afiara Quartet from Canada took second prize. Third prize went to the Quatuor Zaïde from France.

For more details, see 'And the winner is...', Matthew Rye's report from Banff in our Blogs section.