Competition of the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation

Free Admission

For the sixth time, the biennial string quartet competition of the Irene Steels-Wilsing Foundation will be held as part of the Heidelberger Frühling Streichquartettfest. The competition gathers the best of young European string quartet talents. Eight quartets that have qualified through a pre-selection process will be invited. The ensembles are free to choose what they play in the competition. Following the musical performance, the young musicians will introduce themselves in a discussion that will focus on their artistic drive, visions and goals.

11-13.30, quartet 1-3
15-18.30, quartet 4-7
8 pm, award ceremony

1st prize: annual scholarship of € 1,000 monthly, € 12,000 total. The first prize-winning quartet will also be invited to participate in the Streichquartettfest 2024.
2nd prize: € 6.000
3rd prize: € 4.000

The jury decides on the awarding of the prizes. In addition, the auditorium will decide on the audience award, which will be awarded by Heidelberger Frühling.

Admission is free, but registration is requested at +49 (0)6221 584 00 44 or

Belinfante Quartet
Chaos String Quartet
Elmore String Quartet
Fluss Quartett
Malion Quartett
Novo Quartet
Quartetto Leonardo

Jury members:

Annett Baumeister
Eleonore Büning
Yves Sandoz
Irene Schwalb
Noémi Zipperling