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Musica Viva Australia has announced Affinity Quartet as the winner of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2023. Affinity Quartet, formed in Melbourne, has been awarded the Monash University Grand Prize ($30,000), the Robert Salzer Foundation String Quartet 1st Prize ($30,000) and the Audience Prize for String Quartet ($8,000). Read the full press release.
Monash University Grand Prize, $30,000
STRING QUARTET PRIZES
1ST Prize – Robert Salzer Foundation Prize - $30,000
2nd Prize – Patricia H. Reid Endowment Fund Prize - $20,000
TERRA STRING QUARTET
3rd Prize – Anonymous - $10,000
Audience Prize for String Quartet - $8,000
Quartet Commission Prize – Rowland-Jones & Immelman Commission Performance Prize - $4,000
PIANO TRIO PRIZES
1st Prize – Tony Berg Prize - $22,500
2nd Prize – In Memory of Paul Morawetz - $15,000
3rd Prize – Musica Viva Australia Victorian Committee Prize - $7,500
Audience Prize for Piano Trio $6,000
Trio Commission Prize – Barry Jones Commission Performance Prize - $3,000
Affinity Quartet. Photo credit: James Grant Photography
Trio Orelon. Photo credit: James Grant Photography
Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe, Affinity Quartet, Terra String Quartet, Risus Quartet. Photo credit: James Grant Photography
Trio Bohémo, Trio Pantoum, Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe, Trio Orelon. Photo credit: James Grant Photography
Established in 1991 and held every four years, the prestigious competition is the perfect launching pad for chamber music ensembles. With a prize pool of over $150,000, and a Grand Prize worth $30,000, MICMC is open to string quartets and piano trios of all nationalities under the age of 35. Find out more about out prize pool here.
Produced by Musica Viva Australia, MICMC seeks to identify and cultivate the next generation of chamber music ensembles. The competition welcomes applicants who embody chamber music’s ability to engage both mind and heart with performances that delight, inspire and challenge. MICMC ensembles ensure a vibrant future for chamber music, demonstrating and redefining the inimitable relationship between players, audiences, and composers for the 21st century.
To accommodate the postponement in 2022, Musica Viva Australia extended the age of entrants to under 36 years rather than the previously stated 35 years.
MICMC is presented in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre.
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There is $150,000 worth of prize money up for grabs at the 2023 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Learn all about the prizes.
Participating string quartets and piano trios need to submit three videos (one per work) recorded after 1 January, 2022. Each video must be of professional quality, shot by a single stationary camera in real time, and must not be edited or altered in any way.
Presenting an event of the size and scale of MICMC is only possible with the support of partners. Musica Viva Australia produce the event with strategic support from the Melbourne Recital Centre.
The Competition is the recipient of a major grant from Creative Victoria and receives additional support from the Robert Salzer Foundation, Marjorie Nicholas OAM, the Morawetz Family and the late Tom Bruce AM & Beth Brown.