The Hieronymus Quartet has won the Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition, held at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London. The quartet, whose members study at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, received £2,000.

The Wilhelm Quartet, from the RAM, and the Zelkova Quartet, from the Royal Northern College of Music, were both very highly commended by adjudicator Paul Watkins. The Arbellio Quartet, from the Royal College of Music, was highly commended.

Next year's competition will be for piano trios.