Monday, 4 April 2016

Choose your favourites - public vote for finalists in the Villiers Quartet's New Works Competition

The Villiers Quartet (James Dickenson – violin, Tamaki Higashi – violin, Carmen Flores – viola, Nick Stringfellow – cello), quartet in residence at the University of Oxford, is running its third VQ New Works Competition. The short-list of six composers has been selected and from 1 to 15 April 2016 there is the opportunity for the public to listen to selections from the works on the quartet's website and to vote. The three works which get the most votes will be announced on 16 April and the works will be performed by the quartet at the Jaqueline Du Pré Music Building at the University of Oxford. The shortlisted composers and works are
  • Andrew Guo (USA) Fantasy 
  • Anthony Iannaccone (USA) Memories for String Quartet 
  • Ian Munro (AUSTRALIA) String Quartet No. 1 'from an exhibition of Australian woodcuts', 
  • Teodor Nicolau (FINLAND/ROMANIA) Lontains Échos (Distant Echoes) for string quartet, Op. 24
  • João Pedro Oliveira (PORTUGAL) Labirinto, for string quartet and tape
  • Kristina Wolfe (USA/DENMARK) Planctus
 See the quartet's website for details of the works and how to vote.

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