Three ensembles will perform a string quartet of their choice from 2:00pm (CET) at Victoria Hall, Geneva, on Sunday 29 October 2023

The three finalist ensembles of the 2023 Concours de Genève will perform a string quartet of their choice. They are:


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The Hana Quartet at the semi-finals | Anne-Laure Lechat

Hana Quartet, Germany

Fuga Miwatashi, Gyurim Kwak (Violins)

Emiko Yuasa (Viola)

Johannes Välja (Cello)

They will be performing Mendelssohn’s String Quartet no.3 in D major

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The Elmire Quartet at the semi-final rehearsals | Anne-Laure Lechat

Elmire Quartet, France

David Petrlik, Yoan Brakha (Violins)

Hortense Fourrier (Viola)

Rémi Carlon (Cello)

They will be performing Beethoven’s String Quartet no.8 in E minor

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The Novo Quartet at the semi-finals | Anne-Laure Lechat

Novo Quartet, Denmark

Kaya Kato Møller, Nikolai Vasili Nedergaard (Violins)

Daniel Śledziński (Viola)

Signe Ebstrup Bitsch (Cello) 

They will be performing Mendelssohn’s String Quartet no.2 in A minor

The Final Round will be followed by the prize-giving ceremony. The 2023 string quartet competition jury is headed by Corina Belcea and comprises William Coleman, Gabriel Le Magadure, Christian Poltéra, Lesley Robertson, Vineta Sareika and Lydia Shelley.

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