Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

logo stringcomp2018 wYearSunday 8 April – Sunday 15 April 2018

The triennial Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition embraces the entire string quartet tradition, it requires contestants to perform Classical, Romantic and contemporary repertoire.

Twelve Quartets will perform in the Preliminary Stages, and those successful will progress to the Semi-Final and Finals at Wigmore Hall on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April.

Alongside the Competition, there will be events and concerts focused on exploring and celebrating the String Quartet.

Atrium Quartet © Maria Budtova

Atrium Quartet

Sunday 8 April 2018 11:30AM

Shostakovich and Arensky

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Tuesday 10 April 2018 10:00AM

Preliminary Round Day 1

Castalian String Quartet © Kaupo Kikkas

Opening Talk

Tuesday 10 April 2018 10:00AM

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

StringTing

Tomorrow's Warriors StringTing

Tuesday 10 April 2018 6:00PM

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Wednesday 11 April 2018 10:00AM

Preliminary Round Day 2

Julian Anderson  © Maurice Foxall

Pre-Concert Talk: Julian Anderson

Wednesday 11 April 2018 6:00PM

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

JACK Quartet © Shervin Lainez

JACK Quartet

Wednesday 11 April 2018 7:30PM

Amy Williams, Marcos Balter, Julian Anderson and Brian Ferneyhough

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Thursday 12 April 2018 10:00AM

Preliminary Round Day 3

Miguel da Silva  © Nikolaj Lund

Masterclasses with Miguel da Silva and Christoph Richter

Thursday 12 April 2018 10:00AM

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Miguel da Silva  © Nikolaj Lund

Masterclasses with Miguel da Silva and Christoph Richter

Thursday 12 April 2018 2:30PM

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Pre-concert Talk © Benjamin Ealovega

Pre-Concert Talk: Evolution of the String Quartet

Thursday 12 April 2018 6:00PM

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Belcea Quartet

Thursday 12 April 2018 7:30PM

Haydn, Ligeti and Dvořák

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Friday 13 April 2018 10:00AM

Preliminary Round Day 4

Miguel da Silva  © Nikolaj Lund

Masterclasses with Miguel da Silva and Christoph Richter

Friday 13 April 2018 10:00AM

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Miguel da Silva  © Nikolaj Lund

Masterclasses with Miguel da Silva and Christoph Richter

Friday 13 April 2018 2:30PM

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Saturday 14 April 2018 2:00PM

Semi-Finals: Afternoon Session

poster from the film

Film Screening: 4

Saturday 14 April 2018 5:00PM

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Saturday 14 April 2018 7:30PM

Semi-Finals: Evening Session

Arcadia Quartet © Afina Jambor

Arcadia Quartet; Stefan Fehland viola; Stephan Forck cello

Sunday 15 April 2018 11:30AM

Brahms and Haydn

WHISQ 2018 Family Day © Benjamin Ealovega

Family Workshop: Discover Strings

Sunday 15 April 2018 2:00PM

Interactive concert for families with children aged 5 plus

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition © Benjamin Ealovega

2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Sunday 15 April 2018 6:00PM

Final and Prize-Giving