Previous Winners

Previous winners of the Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition since 1979 to present day

2015

  • 1. Van Kuijk (France)
  • 2= Piatti (UK)
  • 2= Verona (USA)
  • 3. Aizuri (USA)

2012

  • 1. Arcadia (Romania)
  • 2. Meccorre (Poland)
  • 3. Tesla (USA)

Audience Prize no longer awarded

2009

  • 1. Danish (Denmark)
  • 2. Quatuor Voce (France)
  • 3. Signum (Germany)
  • Audience Prize: Signum (Germany)

2006

  • 1. Formosa (USA/Taiwan)
  • 2. Sacconi (UK)
  • 3. Zemlinsky (Czech Republic)
  • Special Commendation: Carducci (UK/Ireland)
  • Audience Prize: Zemlinsky (Czech Republic)

2003

  • 1. Atrium (Russia)
  • 2. Johnston (now Elias) (UK)
  • 3. Biava (USA)
  • Audience Prize: Atrium (Russia)

2000

  • 1. Casals (Spain)
  • 2. Armonico (Japan)
  • 3. Contempo (Romania)
  • Audience Prize: Contempo (Romania)

1997

  • 1. Auer (Hungary)
  • 2. Castagneri (France)
  • 3. Belcea (UK)
  • Audience Prize: Auer (Hungary)

1994

  • 1. Vellinger (UK)
  • 2. New Helsinki (Finland)
  • 3. Danel (France)
  • Audience Prize: New Helsinki (Finland)

1991

  • 1. Wihan (Czechoslovakia)
  • 2. Lark (USA)
  • 3. Russo (USSR)
  • Audience Prize: Wihan (Czechoslovakia)

1988

  • 1. Vanbrugh (UK)
  • 2. Ysaye (France)
  • 3. Lafayette (USA)
  • Audience Prize: Ysaye (France)

1985

  • 1. Alexander (USA)
  • 2. Shanghai (China)
  • 3. Lydian (USA)
  • Audience Prize: Alexander (USA)

1982

  • 1. Hagen (Austria)
  • 2. Havlak (now Martinu) (Czechoslovakia)
  • 3. Auryn (West Germany)
  • Audience Prize: Hagen (Austria)

1979

  • 1. Takács (Hungary)
  • 2. Endellion (UK)
  • 3. Audobon (USA)
  • Audience Prize: Takács (Hungary)