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Banff International String Quartet Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Since 1983, BISQC has celebrated the art of chamber music while providing career support for emerging string quartets. The 2016 competition will continue this experience allowing for an unprecedented number of public performances and an exploration of a wide variety of music creating a festival atmosphere.
MAIN OFFICE
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
PO Box 1020 Station 23
Banff
Alberta, Canada T1L 1H5
bisqc@banffcentre.ca
WEBSITE
http://www.bisqc.ca
ELIGIBILITY
1. The competition is open to string quartets of all nationalities whose members are under the age of 35 on September 4, 2016. 2. First and second prize winners of any previous Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) are ineligible to apply.* 3. Quartets may compete in BISQC a maximum of two times only. Quartets that have already competed twice in BISQC are excluded from participation.* *For the purposes of rules 2 and 3, a quartet will be considered the same quartet if 50 percent of the personnel are returning.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline March 3, 2016
FINALS (live rounds)
Preliminary rounds and finals: August 29 - September 4, 2016 Eric Harvie Theatre, The Banff Centre Banff, Alberta, Canada (the ten competing quartets perform in all four preliminary rounds, three advance to the finals)
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Live Web (live streaming or recorded)
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