Banff winner - Biography

Tour with the Banff winner 2019 in January/February and summer 2020

Created in 1983, the Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) has since become recognized as one of the world’s leading international music competitions. The list of its winners reads like a who’s who of the world’s young ensembles.

Winners of the competetion were among others the Dover Quartet, the Cecilia String Quartet, the Kuss Quartet, the Belcea Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Amati Quartet, the Mandelring Quartett, the and the Hagen Quartett.

Within a period of six days ten ensembles present themselves in front of a highly specialized jury and an enthusiastic audience. Being awarded a first prize in Banff is often the starting point for a flourishing carreer of a young string quartet.

Link Banff Centre