The Benyounes Quartet, Trinity Laban's Richard Carne Junior
Fellowship, String Quartet, was announced joint second-prize
winner, with the Hungarian Keleman Quartet, in the Sandor Vegh
competition in Budapest last week. No first prize was awarded.
The Benyounes continued their winning streak with a whole string
of prizes, including: the award for the best interpretation of the
compulsory piece, Peter Tornyai's Moon Zoom; the special prize from
ProQuartet Paris; and the best interpretation of a Bartok
Zara Benyounes, Sara Roberts, Kim Vaughan and Emily Holland
formed the Benyounes Quartet in 2007 while they were completing
postgraduate music degrees.
An exciting list of summer engagements is now confirmed for the
talented quartet, including the Liszt Academy, the Budapest Spring
Festival and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
The Richard Carne Trust has been supporting a Junior Fellowship
for Chamber Ensemble, and now specifically for String Quartet, at
Trinity Laban since 2007, and this award has had a significant
impact upon chamber music at the Conservatoire.