Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition 2022
In 2022, the tenth edition of the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition will take place. It was created in 1999 by Alain Meunier and Bernard Lummeaux and is now conducted by the Modigliani Quartet and Julien Kieffer.
Created in 1999 by the cellist Alain Meunier and Bernard Lummeaux, the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition has established itself as an essential reference in the landscape of chamber music and international competitions. It takes place every three years, alternating with the Premio Paolo Borciani Competition (Reggio Emilia) and the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition (London).
Taking over from the Evian Competition launched in 1977 by Serge Zehnacker, the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition has revealed a wealth of ensembles on the verge of brilliant careers. The Prazák (1978), Hagen (1983) and Ysaÿe (1988) quartets won the First Grand Prix in Evian; the Belcea (1999), Ebène (2003) and Schumann (2013) quartets extended the prestigious list of competition winners in Bordeaux.
Under the joint direction of Alain Meunier and Bernard Lummeaux for twenty years until 2019, the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition is now beginning a new stage in its rich history: the Modigliani Quartet and Julien Kieffer are now entrusted with the direction of the competition.
The Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition 2022 is open to string quartets of every nationality.
Each member of the string quartet applying to compete must be under 35 years of age, and the sum of the ages of all four members of the quartet must not total more than 128 years on 14th May 2022.
The rules, the prize money and the works on the programme are now available here :
The application form and the additional material listed above must be completed and delivered to the Google form by midnight on Friday 14th January 2022 at the latest.
Around the International Competition, VIBRE! String Quartet Festival will propose concerts, conferences and will continue its mediation actions, its educational and school projects. The festival will continue to innovate in order to allow as many people as possible – of all generations – to experience the extraordinary musical repertoire of the string quartet.
- Application Deadline Date: January 14, 2022