We are delighted to announce that the Klee Quartet has won the Richard Carne Intercollegiate String Quartet Competition on Saturday 25 April 2015, winning both the award for best overall performance and best performance of the set work.
One of the feature events of the Royal Greenwich String Quartet Festival, quartets from each of the UK conservatoires were invited to perform at least one movement from a classical work, a contrasting piece and a new set work, Broken ride, written by Will Howarth, a Trinity Laban composition student. The competition is generously funded by The Richard Carne Trust.
The Klee Quartet formed in 2008 at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. Having undertaken chamber music studies at the Hochschule für Musik, ‘Hanns Eisler’, Berlin, they are now studying at Birmingham Conservatoire under the direction of Professor Oliver Wille.
For a full report of the competition, read this blog from festival director David Kenedy.