The international competition for string quartets is a project by the Diogenes Quartet as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative of the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media in cooperation with the Orff-Center in Munich.
Who, when and where:
The competition is aimed at young string quartets who have not yet exceeded the age of 120 on June 14th, 2023 and will take place from 14th – 15th of June 2023 in the Orff-Center at Kaulbachstrasse 16 in Munich. The exact schedule will follow in the near run-up to the competition on this page.
The program should not exceed 60 minutes and must contain one of the two quartet movements by Carl Orff, a string quartet of your choice from the Viennese Classic and a work by a composer with a connection to Carl Orff (with a brief explanation in the application).
1st prize: 3,000 euros
(and additionally two honored concerts together with the Diogenes Quartet)
2nd prize: 2,000 euros
3rd prize: 1,000 euros
and a special prize from the Orff-Center in Munich
Prize Winners Concert:
29.06.2023, Orff-Zentrum München
30.06.2023, Deutsche Mozart-Gesellschaft Augsburg
The program includes parts of the competition program as well as the string octet op. 5 by Reinhold Glière together with the Diogenes Quartet.
The jury consists of three renowned artists from the chamber music scene and a member of the Diogenes Quartet.
Registration form to print out: registration form.pdf
We ask all those interested in participating to fill out the registration form and send it back to info(at)diogenes-quartett.de with the required attachments.
The registration deadline is 15th of May, 2023
Since there are only 10 places, we recommend registering as soon as possible.
Flyer for download: Flyer.pdf