14th Banff International String Quartet Competition

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Ten quartets will compete for more than half a million dollars at the 2022 BanffInternational String Quartet Competition (BISQC), the 14th edition since the competition’s establishment in 1983.

Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, the contestants will participate in a series of intense performances. In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive several residencies, including one whose $200,000 value will be fully paid. All three finalists will be given Banff Centre residency offers; the seven remaining quartets will take home $5,000.

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BISQC’s triennial occurrence makes it one of the most highly ­regarded chamber music events in the world. As such, the members of the competing quartets hail from many countries, though only one performer this year is Canadian: Joanne Yesol Choi, cellist for the Dior String Quartet. The quartet has previously done residencies at the Banff Centre and McGill (MISQA), and Choi herself is ­currently a Rebanks Fellow at the Royal Conservatory of Music. In between performances, the Banff Centre will also host concerts ­featuring Canadian violinist and BISQC jury member James Ehnes, as well as the 2019 BISQC co-winners, Viano String Quartet and Marmen Quartet.

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