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Bartók World Competition & Festival – String Quartet 2021 / Semi-final 1

28 October 2021, 15.00-19.00

Solti Hall

Bartók World Competition & Festival – String Quartet 2021 / Semi-final 1 Presented by Liszt Academy


In the semi-finals 7 quartets will be on stage. The four quartets and their programme in the first semi-final are the following:


3 pm:

Chaos String Quartet

Susanne Schäffer (violin)

Eszter Kruchió (violin)

Sara Marzadori (viola)

Bas Jongen (cello)

Ádám Brandenburg: Distances

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major and Great Fugue, Op. 130 & 133



4.10 pm:

Quartet Integra

Misawa Kyoka (violin)

Kikuno Rintaro (violin)

Yamamoto Itsuki (viola)

Tsukiji Anri (cello)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

Okamoto Shinsuke: Calligraphy for Air and Ground


5 pm: 

Javus Quartet

Marie-Therese Schwöllinger (violin)

Alexandra Moser (violin)

Anuschka Cidlinsky (viola)

Oscar Hagen (cello)

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor (‘Serioso’), Op. 95

Ádám Brandenburg: Distances


6 pm:

Korossy Quartet

Csongor Korossy-Khayll (violin)

Kristóf Tóth (violin)

Éva Osztrosits (viola)

Gergely Devich (cello)

Okamoto Shinsuke: Calligraphy for Air and Ground

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132


Find out more about the competitors here

Preliminaries and semi-finals are free to attend. Tickets are here for the Final and the Gala. 

Live stream on Liszt Academy's website, Youtube channel, and also on Bartók World Competition website and Youtube channel

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Admission to the concert is free.