Bordeaux String Quartet Competition 2019

CLB Management is delighted to announce its partnership with the 2019 edition of the Concours International de Quatuors à Cordes à Bordeaux. As part of the project, CLB Management and our local partners will be touring the laureates of the competition across Europe, Canada, and Japan throughout the 20/21 season.

Six talented quartets have been shortlisted for the final stage which takes place from 4 to 12 June, and in which the candidates will compete across three concerts in front of an audience and jury consisting of Alain Meunier, director of Quatuors à Bordeaux; Franck Chevalier, Quatuor Diotima; Kari Fitterer, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, NY; Giovanni Bietti, Mantova Chamber Music Festival; Emmanuel Hondré, Philharmonie de Paris; Cathy Wilkinson, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.  

The finalists are Quatuor Tchalik, Verona Quartet, Simply Quartet, Callisto Quartet, Marmen Quartet, and Aris Quartett

The tour is shaping up well, with some exciting dates already lined up*:

NOVEMBER 2019
6th Ourense, Spain
8th Louisiana Museum Copenhagen, Denmark
15th Ville d’Anglet, France
17th Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, France
20th Cultuurcentrum Maasmechelen, Belgium

FEBRUARY  2020
2nd Festival Européen de Quatuor à Cordes, Tournai, Belgium
11th Lingotto Musica, Italy

JUNE 2020
26th Phoenix Hall, Osaka, Japan
27th Munetsugu Hall, Nagoya, Japan
28th Dai-ichi Seimei Hall, Tokyo, Japan
29th Salvia Hall, Yokohama, Japan

JULY 2020
Date TBC Estivales de Musique en Médoc, France
Date TBC Festival du Comminges, France       
17th Pazaislio Festivalis, Lithuania

OCTOBER 2020
6th Musique de chambre, Marseille, France
7th  Kirkcaldy Music Society, Scotland
8th Dundee Chamber Music, Scotland
14th Strathearn Music Society, Scotland
17th Oxshott and Cobham Music Society, UK
Date TBC Kelso Music Society, Scotland

Date TBC l’Animation Musicale à l’Université de Rouen, France

*subject to change

Find out more about the competition schedule here.

We look forward to the competition and wish each quartet the best of luck!

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The Tours are organised by:
Catherine LE BRIS, General Manager
assisted by Eva PIRES, Project Manager, CLB Management 
in association with
Isabella BERTONIInternational Music and Arts – Italy
Claudia FEHLANDT-KÖSTERKünstleragentur Vivace – Germany
Reiko TANAKA, Triton Arts Network – Japan
and our most recent partner Marie-Catherine LAPOINTE, Boulev'Art Artists' Management – Canada

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