miércoles, septiembre 28, 2022

Isidore Quartet Wins Banff Worldwide String Competitors

The New York-based Isidore String Quartet has been awarded the $500,000 CAD winners’ prize at Canada’s 2022 Banff Worldwide String Competitors


The Isidore String Quartet, from the US, has at this time been awarded 1st prize on the 14th Banff Worldwide String Competitors 2022 (BISQC), in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Second and third prizes had been awarded to the Scandinavian-based Opus 13 and the New England Conservatory-based Balourdet Quartet.


Comprising violinists Phoenix Avalon and Adrian Steele, violist Devin Moore and cellist Joshua McClendon, the Isidores are present college students at The Juilliard College. in New York, underneath the mentorship of Joseph Lin, Astrid Schween, Laurie Smukler, and Joel Krosnick.

As the primary prize winners, the Isidores will obtain a custom-designed three-year inventive and profession growth program valued at greater than $500,000 CAD — together with a $25,000 CAD money, an intensive winner’s live performance tour, a two-year paid residency on the Southern Methodist College and the Esterházy Basis residency, comprising concert events at Haydn Corridor in Eisenstadt and the Lucerne Pageant.




All three quartets competing within the Remaining Spherical will even be supplied residency alternatives on the Banff Centre, and the seven quartets who didn’t advance to this 12 months’s Remaining Spherical will all obtain a prize of $5,000.00 CAD.

The prize for the perfect efficiency of a Haydn Quartet, throughout the competitors, was additionally awarded to the Isidore String Quartet.

The ‘Canadian Fee’ prize, for the perfect efficiency of “The Disappearance of Lisa Gherardini” for String Quartet by Sri Lankan-born Canadian composer Dinuk Wijeratne was awarded to the Quatuor Agate.

“I believe this week has gone off past all desires. BISQC, this 12 months, is the primary fully-fledged worldwide occasion on the Banff Centre, at full capability, for the reason that pandemic started. What we noticed right here this week was 40 hours of completely exceptionally impressed music making – and I believe it couldn’t have gone any higher,” Director Barry Shifman at this time stated.

“Our purpose for this competitors is to propel the careers of the winners and finalists. Their inventive lives shall be remodeled over the following three years with a two-year residency at Southern Methodist College, a residency that may embrace knowledgeable recording at Banff Centre and a North American and European Tour that may expose them to audiences all over the place.”


Established in 1983 as a part of Banff Centre’s fiftieth anniversary, BISQC is held as soon as each three years, with earlier first prize winners embrace the VC Artists Marmen Quartet, Dover Quartet, and the Viano String Quartet.

This 12 months’s jury comprised Estelle Choi, James Ehnes, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Barnabás Kelemen, Catherine Manson, Károly Schranz and Sung-Gained Yang.




Opus 13 (Norway/Sweden)

  • Beethoven | String Quartet No. 13 in B♭ Main, Op. 130

Balourdet Quartet (USA)

  • Beethoven | String Quartet No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 131


Isidore String Quartet (USA)

  • Beethoven | String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132



Each spherical of the 2022 competitors is out there now on The Violin Channel for full playback.



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