The 2022 Bordeaux Worldwide String Quartet Competitors was gained by the Leonkoro Quartet. Based in 2019 in Berlin, the quartet is made up of brothers Jonathan and Lukas Schwarz (violin and cello respectively), Amelie Wallner (violin), and Mayu Konoe (viola).
As a part of their prize, the quartet will obtain a set of bows by French grasp craftsman Edwin Clément, an album recording on Harmonia Mundi/Mirare, and a world tour organized by CLB Administration to Italy, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Canada.
Alongside their success in Bordeaux, the group not too long ago gained First Prize on the Wigmore Corridor Worldwide String Quartet Competitors. They’ve additionally not too long ago been named as members of the BBC Radio 3 New Era Artists Scheme, and acquired Second Prize on the Premio Paolo Borciani competitors in mid-2021.
Second Prize, in addition to the Prize for a Up to date Work, went to the Chaos String Quartet, whereas Third Prize went to the Barbican Quartet. The Leonkoro Quartet additionally acquired the Viewers Award and the Younger Viewers Award.
“What an evening!” the Leonkoro Quartet wrote on social media. “Completely thrilled and honored to have been awarded the First Grand Prize, the Viewers Prize and the Younger Listener’s Prize on the 2022 Bordeaux Worldwide String Quartet Competitors!”
“An enormous thanks to the Quatuor Modigliani, and the Vibre Pageant et Concours group for the fantastic week, and Nicolas Baldeyrou for his marvellous efficiency within the semi-finals, it was a pleasure to play with you. And naturally, like at all times, we couldn’t have completed it with out the assist and belief from Impresariat Simmenauer, our pricey academics, household, and associates. Thanks.”
You possibly can hear the Leonkoro Quartet performing Beethoven’s Quartet No. 9 in C Op. 59/3 “Rasumovsky” within the finals of the Wigmore Corridor Worldwide String Quartet Competitors beneath.