The Karol Szymanowski Music Society is very proud to announce that the 2nd Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition will take place in Katowice from September 18-23, 2017. Organized by the Karol Szymanowski Music Society in collaboration with the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, the competition is open to string quartets of all nationalities with cumulative age of the quartet members not to exceed 120 years. None of the members of the quartet may be over 35. Age eligibility is determined as of the opening day of the competition (September 18, 2017).
The deadline for sending applications is June 30, 2017 (determined by postmark date). Applications should be sent to the following address:
2nd Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition
The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice
ul.Zacisze 3, 40–025 Katowice, Poland
Winners will be determined by the international jury, made up of: Arkadiusz Kubica of the Silesian Quartet Katowice (Artistic Director of the Competition), violinist Peter Schuhmayerof the Artis Quartet Vienna, violist Marek Czech of the Royal String Quartet, and cellist and composer Mats Lidstrom of the Royal Academy of Music in London.