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results of the 2016 string quartet final

First Prize - Vision String Quartet (Germany)

Second Prize - Quatuor Hanson (France)

Third Prize - Abel Quartet (South Korea)

Audience Prize - Vision String Quartet (Germany)

Young Audience Prize - Vision String Quartet (Germany)

Concerts de Jussy Prize - Vision String Quartet (Germany)

"COUP DE COEUR BREGUET" Prize - Vision String Quartet (Germany)

 

 

RESULTS OF THE SEMI-FINAL

 

ABEL QUARTET
South Korea
QUATUOR HANSON
France
VISION STRING QUARTET
Germany

 

 

Results of the RECITAL

 

ABEL QUARTET
South Korea
COSMOS QUARTET
Spain
ELIOT QUARTETT
Russian Federation
QUARTETTO LYSKAMM
Italy
QUATUOR HANSON
France
VISION STRING QUARTET
Germany

 Giocoso String Quartet, Jubilee Quartet, Philos Quartet, Rolston String Quartet & Smirnov Quartet have cancelled their participation in the Geneva Music Competition. 

 

 

Results of the preselection round

 

ABEL QUARTET
South Korea
BELENUS QUARTETT
Switzerland
COSMOS QUARTET
Spain
CUARTETO KANTOR
Spain
ELIOT QUARTETT
Russian Federation
GILDAS QUARTET
United Kingdom
GIOCOSO STRING QUARTET
Austria
JUBILEE QUARTET
United Kingdom
PHILOS QUARTET
Germany
QUARTETTO LYSKAMM
Italy
QUATUOR HANSON
France
ROLSTON STRING QUARTET
Canada
SMIRNOV QUARTET
Switzerland
VISION STRING QUARTET
Germany

FINAL - VICTORIA-HALL, GENEVA

2:30 PM
ABEL QUARTET
South Korea

4:10 PM
QUATUOR HANSON
France

5:40 PM
VISION STRING QUARTET
Germany

 

SEMI-FINAL

23.11.2016 14:00
ELIOT QUARTETT
Russian Federation
23.11.2016 15:20
ABEL QUARTET
South Korea
23.11.2016 19:00
COSMOS QUARTET
Spain
23.11.2016 20:20
QUARTETTO LYSKAMM
Italy
24.11.2016 17:00
QUATUOR HANSON
France
24.11.2016 18:20
VISION STRING QUARTET
Germany

 

 

ORDER OF APPEARANCE - RECITAL 

20.11.2016 14:00
CUARTETO KANTOR
Spain
20.11.2016 14:45
ELIOT QUARTETT
Russian Federation
20.11.2016 15:45
BELENUS QUARTETT
Switzerland
20.11.2016 19:00
ABEL QUARTET
South Korea
20.11.2016 19:45
GILDAS QUARTET
United Kingdom
20.11.2016 20:45
COSMOS QUARTET
Spain
21.11.2016 14:00
QUARTETTO LYSKAMM
Italy
21.11.2016 14:45
QUATUOR HANSON
France
21.11.2016 15:45
VISION STRING QUARTET
Germany

Members of the 2016 String Quartet Jury:

Gábor Takács-Nagy, Hungary, Chairman
Shmuel Ashkenasi, USA
Nobuko Imai, Japan
Rafael Rosenfeld, Switzerland
Károly Schranz, Hungary
Jean Sulem, France
David Waterman, Great-Britain

Calendar

May 2016 :

  • 2 May: deadline for submission
  • End of May – Beginning of June: video selections

July 2016:

  • 29 July: final deadline for the definitive programme

November 2016:

  • 19 November: official registration of the quartets - drawing lots
  • 20-21November: 1st Round (Recital)
  • 23-24 November: 2nd Round (Semi-final)
  • 27 November: 3rd Round (Final)
Programme

Each quartet may choose the order in which it wishes to perform its programme.

DVD recording – listening session

  • J. Haydn : two contrasting movements from a quartet at free choice
  • Two contrasting movements of a quartet by one of the following composers :    
    • Schubert
    • Schumann
    • Brahms
    • Mendelssohn 

Movements can be chosen freely and must not necessarily be consecutive. Works performed in the DVD can be repeated once in the following rounds.

Recital I (max. 12 quartets - duration max. 45 min.)    

  • J. Haydn : a quartet at free choice
  • Quartet at free choice by one of the following composers :    
    • Schubert
    • Schumann
    • Brahms
    • Mendelssohn

Semi-Final (max. 6 quartets – duration max. 70 minutes)

  • W. A. Mozart, one of the following quartets :
    K. 387, K. 421, K. 428, K. 458, K. 464, K. 465, K. 499, K 575, K. 589, K. 590
  • Compulsory Piece, prize-winning work of the 2015 Composition Prize (max. 15 min)
  • Quartet at free choice of the candidate, composed in the 20th Century, including the Debussy Quartet

Final (max. 3 quartets)

  • L. v. Beethoven : one quartet at free choice of the candidate, except Op. 18
  • Bartòk : one of the six quartets


 

Official Prizes

The Geneva Competition offers the following official prizes:

First Prize                                    CHF 20,000.-  
Second Prize                               CHF 12,000.- 
Third Prize                                   CHF   8,000.-

Special Prizes

Audience Prize                          CHF 1,500.-
Young Audience Prize               CHF 1,000.-
« Concerts de Jussy » Prize      CHF 4,000.- 

Coup de Coeur Breguet Prize    

A Breguet watch will be presented to each member of the quartet winner of a First Prize

  • The Audience Prize is awarded by the audience at the Final performance.
  • The « Young Audience » Special Prize is awarded by young students of the Geneva music schools.
  • The « Concerts de Jussy » Prize is awarded to one finalist String Quartet, which will be invited for a concert in Jussy Church on November 29, 2016
  • The « Coup de Coeur Breguet» Special Prize consists in the recording of a CD, with orchestra, and is awarded by Montres Breguet SA.