St. Paul National Chamber Music String Quartet Competition

April 19, 2015


The 2015 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition (SPSQC), the nation’s only event for string quartets alone, was held in Sundin Music Hall on the campus of Hamline University for an audience and streamed live. Six outstanding high school quartets from a field of quartets spanning the entire country were invited to compete in two rounds of competition judged by the renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet.


Congratulations to the Atara String Quartet, a chamber music group part of the MIC Academy for their gold medal win! 


The Saint Paul String Quartet competition was founded in 2006 by Artaria String Quartet violinist Ray Shows. The SPSQC has now presented its 10th National High School String Quartet Competition. Created as a performance showcase for advanced quartet studies, this unique national event has received superlative acclaim by Strings magazine and recognition by Chamber Music America and many of the most renowned teachers in the country. Its stated aim is to “celebrate excellence in string quartet playing (and) foster an increased appreciation for the chamber music art form, and enhance the music culture in this country.”


The Saint Paul String Quartet Competition is open to high school string quartets from around the country.


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