Register For THE VIOLIN CHANNEL

A password will be e-mailed to you. Cancel

LIVE SHOW STARTS IN

00:00:00:00

UPCOMING STREAMS

VIEW ALL
  • Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever
TOP
LIVESTREAM

VC LIVE | 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition

Tune in on August 29 - September 4 here on The Violin Channel for the 2022 Banff Centre International String Quartet Competition

Banff, Canada Monday August 29th, 2022 09:30pm
HOSTED BY: BANFF
SET REMINDER

Tune in on August 29 - September 4 here on The Violin Channel for the 2022 Banff Centre International String Quartet Competition

We’re coming to you live from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada this afternoon for the Final Round of the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition.

Today’s Final features the Opus13 String Quartet performing Beethoven's String Quartet No. 13 in B♭ major, Op. 130, Balourdet Quartet performing Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 131 and the Isidore String Quartet performing Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132.

Today’s first prize-winning ensemble will receive a custom-designed three-year artistic and career development program valued at more than $200,000 CAD

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4 | 4:00 PM (ET)

CONCERT 13: COMPETITION FINALS

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

Opus 13 (Norway/Sweden)

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

Balourdet Quartet (USA)

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

Intermission

Isidore String Quartet (USA)

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

 

Established in 1983 as part of Banff Centre’s 50th anniversary, BISQC is held once every three years. Directed by Barry Shiffman, this year's edition will be the first presentation in Banff Centre's newly revitalized Jenny Belzberg Theatre.

 

"The family of artists connected to BISQC runs very deep. From the winners, our network includes such ensembles as the Dover, Miro, Viano, Marmen, St. Lawrence. Other prize winners include the Hagen, Calidore, Ying, Mandelring, Kuss gropus, and countless others. The international quartet community is tightly connected to Banff," Competition Director Barry Shiffman this week told The Violin Channel.

 

 

 

Open to string quartets with all members under the age of 35, the competition's first prize laureates will receive a custom-designed three-year artistic and career development program. This includes the Southern Methodist University Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence Prize, a two-year paid residency worth $200,000 CAD, as well as an Esterházy Foundation Residency with concerts at Haydn Hall in Eisenstadt and the Lucerne Festival.

 

This year's jury features: James Ehnes, Barnabas Kelemen, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Catherine Manson, Karoly Schranz, Sung-Won Yang and Calidore Quartet cellist, VC Artist Estelle Choi.

 

 

 

MONDAY AUGUST 29 | 4:00 PM (ET)

CONCERT 1: 21ST CENTURY HAYDN ROUND

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Abeo Quartet (USA)

  • Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 No. 2
  • Billy Childs | String Quartet No. 2, Awakening

Intermission

Opus13 (Norway/Sweden)

  • Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
  • Andrea Tarrodi | String Quartet No. 2, Madárdal

 

 

MONDAY AUGUST 29 | 9:30 PM (ET)

CONCERT 2: 21ST CENTURY HAYDN ROUND

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Dior Quartet (Israel/USA/Korea-Canada/St. Lucia)

  • Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in C Major, Op. 74 No. 1
  • Kevin Lau | String Quartet No. 3

Intermission

Balourdet Quartet (USA)

  • Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76 No. 5
  • Derek Bermel | Intonations

 

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 30 | 12:30 PM (ET)

CONCERT 3: 21ST CENTURY HAYDN ROUND

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Karski Quartet (Belgium/Poland)

  • Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76. No. 1
  • Prach Boondiskulchok | Ritus

Intermission

Terra String Quartet (USA/Venezuela/Iceland/Australia)

  • Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77 No. 1
  • Vivian Fung | String Quartet No. 4, Insects and Machines

 

 

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 30 | 4:00 PM (ET)

CONCERT 4: 21ST CENTURY HAYDN ROUND

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Isidore String Quartet (USA)

  • Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
  • Billy Childs | String Quartet No. 2 Awakening

 

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 30 | 9:30 PM (ET)

CONCERT 5: 21ST CENTURY HAYDN ROUND

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Quatour Agate (France)

  • Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
  • Corentin Apparailly: Athanor String Quartet

Intermission

Animato Kwartet (The Netherlands/Norway)

  • Franz Joseph Haydn | String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33 No. 1
  • Pascal Dusapin | String Quartet No. 5

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31 | 4:00 PM (ET)

CONCERT 6: ROMANTIC ROUND

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Three quartets perform a complete quartet from the romantic or nationalistic repertoire.

Karski Quartet (Belgium/Poland)

  •   Felix Mendelssohn | Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

Balourdet Quartet (USA)

  • Johannes Brahms | String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51

Intermission

Terra String Quartet (USA/Venezuela/Iceland/Australia)

  • Claude Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31 | 9:30 PM (ET)

CONCERT 7: ROMANTIC ROUND

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

Opus13 (Norway/Sweden)

  • Johannes Brahms | String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51

Abeo Quartet (USA)

  • Felix Mendelssohn | String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

Intermission

 

Animato Kwartet (The Netherlands/Norway)

  • Robert Schumann | String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41

 

 

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1 | 12:00 PM (ET)

CONCERT 8: ROMANTIC ROUND

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Quatuor Agate (France)

  • Maurice Ravel | String Quartet in F Major

Dior Quartet (Israel/USA/Korea-Canada/St. Lucia)

  • Antonin Dvořák | String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Op. 106

Intermission

Isidore String Quartet (USA)

  • Johannes Brahms | String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51

 

 

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2 | 12:00 PM (ET)

CONCERT 9: CANADIAN COMMISSION

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

All nine quartets perform the world premiere of "The Disappearance of Lisa Gherardini" for String Quartet by Dinuk Wijeratne.

 

Animato Kwartet (The Netherlands/Norway)
Quatuor Agate (France)
Isidore String Quartet (USA)
Opus13 (Norway/Sweden)
Balourdet Quartet (USA)

Intermission 

Abeo Quartet (USA)
Karski Quartet (Belgium/Poland)
Dior Quartet (Israel/USA/Korea-Canada/St. Lucia)
Terra String Quartet (USA/Venezuela/Iceland/Australia)

 

 

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3 | 12:30 PM (ET)

CONCERT 10: RECITAL AD-LIB

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

Three quartets perform up to 35 minutes programmed with a repertoire of the Quartet's choosing. This round may include full works or single movements.

 

 

Abeo Quartet (USA)

  • W.A. Mozart | String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K 465 – Adagio-Allegro, Andante cantabile
  • Dmitri Shostakovich | String Quartet No. 3 in F minor, Op. 73

Animato Kwartet (The Netherlands/Norway)

  •  Anton Webern | Funf Satze fur Streichquartett, Op. 5
  • Béla Bartók | String Quartet No. 1, Sz. 40

Intermission

Balourdet Quartet (USA)

  • Hugo Wolf | Italian Serenade
  • Béla Bartók | String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3 | 4:00 PM (ET)

CONCERT 11: RECITAL AD-LIB

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Quatuor Agate (France)

  • Anton Webern | Langsamer Satz
  • György Ligeti | String Quartet No. 1, Métamorphoses nocturnes
  • Robert Schumann | Gesange der Fruhe - Im ruhigen Tempo

Dior Quartet (Israel/USA/Korea-Canada/St. Lucia)

  • Kevin Puts | Credo for String Quartet - The violin Guru of Katonah, Infrastructure
  • Aviya Kopelman | Widows & Lovers - Black Widow
  • Soo Yeon Lyuh | Yessori - Sound from the Past
  • Eleanor Alberga | String Quartet No 1 - Frantically Driven Yet Playful

Intermission 

Karski Quartet (Belguim/Poland)

  • Grażyna Bacewicz | String Quartet No. 4 – Allegro Moderato
  • Claude Debussy | String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
  • Lennon-McCartney | Come Together (arr. for string quartet by Quatuor Ébène, transcr. Bruno Silva)

 

 

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3 | 9:30 PM (ET)

CONCERT 12: RECITAL AD-LIB

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Isidore String Quartet (USA)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach | Art of the Fugue - Fugue 1
  • Béla Bartók | String Quartet No. 1, Sz. 40

Terra String Quartet (USA/Venezuela/Iceland/Australia)

  • Henry Purcell | Chacony in G minor for String Quartet arranged by Benjamin Britten
  • Benjamin Britten | String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36

Intermission 

Opus13 (Norway/Sweden)

  • Thomas Ades | Arcadiana, Op. 12
    Edvard Grieg | String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27 – Un poco andante – Allegro molto ed agitato

 

 

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4 | 4:00 PM (ET)

CONCERT 13: COMPETITION FINALS

JENNY BELZBERG THEATRE | BANFF, CANADA

 

 

Opus 13 (Norway/Sweden)

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

Balourdet Quartet (USA)

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

Intermission

Isidore String Quartet (USA)

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

 

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

october, 2022

CONTACT US
x

the violin channel paint brush logo

Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!