The Lumiere Quartet won first prize at the Gianni Bergamo
Classic Music Award in Lugano, Switzerland, which this year was for
chamber music ensembles. The quartet, whose members come from
France, Australia and the Ukraine, received €12,000.
Second prize was shared between the Catalyst Quartet, from the US, and the Classicus Trio, a piano trio from Russia. The Mucha Quartet, from Slovakia, and the Signum Saxophone Quartet, from Germany and Slovenia, were jointly awarded third prize.