Whittled down from 100 musicians from 26 countries, the ten shortlisted ensembles will compete for a top prize of €15,000 and concert engagements
The Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition has named the ten string quartets selected to take part in its live rounds, held from 26 to 30 September 2017 in Trondheim, Norway.
Whittled down from 100 musicians from 26 countries, the shortlisted ensembles will compete for a top prize of €15,000 and concert engagements.
The ten quartets are:
Atem String Quartet (Norway)
Daphnis Quartet (Germany/ Holland/ Italy/ Spain)
Doppler String Quartet (Czech)
ESMÈ Quartet (South Korea)
Julius Quartet (USA/ South Korea)
Maxwell String Quartet (UK, pictured)
Omer Quartet (USA/ South Korea)
Secession Quartet (Japan/ Taiwan/ USA)
Simply Quartet (China/ Norway)
Sonore String Quartet (Germany/ Serbia)
This year's jury features Levon Chilingirian (chairman), Joseph Breinl, François Kieffer, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Susie Mészáros, Øystein Sonstad and Øyvor Volle.
Founded in 2000, the Trondheim Chamber Music Competition is held every two years, open alternately to string quartets and piano trios. The 2015 contest was won by Trio Isimsiz, while the top prize at the 2013 contest was won by the Van Kuijk Quartet.
For full details visit the competition website.