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Candidates Announced for 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

The 16 ensembles have been announced for the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

The 16 ensembles have been announced for the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition – to be hosted by Musica Viva Australia, in partnership with the Australian National Academy of Music and the Melbourne Recital Centre, from the 1st – 8th July, 2018.

The 2018 opening round String Quartet participants are:

  • Gildas Quartet (United Kingdom)
  • Baum Quartett (South Korea)
  • Callisto Quartet (USA)
  • Eliot Quartett (Austria/Russia/Germany)
  • Goldmund Quartet (Germany)
  • Idomeneo String Quartet (Belgium/Hungary/Spain)
  • Quatuor Agate (France)
  • Thaleia Quartet (Japan)
The 2018 opening round Piano Trio participants are:
  • Amatis Piano Trio (Netherlands, Germany/UK)
  • Bukolika Piano Trio (Poland)
  • Clarendon Trio (Australia)
  • Merz Trio (Australia/USA)
  • Mosa Trio (Netherlands, Belgium)
  • Trio Gaon (Germany/South Korea)
  • Trio Marvin (Russia/Kazakhstan/Germany)
  • Trio Sōra (France/Latvia)

Open to international string quartets and piano trios, whose members are under the age of 35, the Grand Prize winning ensemble will receive AUD $30,000, a Musica Viva recital tour and a number of significant career development opportunities.

The 2018 jury will comprise: Sonia Simmenauer, Ian MunroSimin GanatraGerhard SchulzYura LeeAlasdair Tait and Kyril Zlotnikov.

The previous prize winners include: the Noga Quartet, the Giocoso String Quartet and the Linos Piano Trio.

For further information, please visit: www.musicaviva.com.au/competition


PICTURED: Noga Quartet, 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize Winner 

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