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2004 Competition: String Quartet

In 2004, the Hugo Kauder Society announced its first annual International Music Competition for young musicians. This inaugural event featured Kauder's works for String Quartet.

All quartets worldwide whose members were 35 years and younger were invited to particpate. After a preliminary recorded round, finalists competed live on June 18 and 19 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. On June 20, the winners gave a concert at Yale.

Finalists

Euclid Quartet
First Prize: $10,000 and a sponsored public performance

Jupiter String Quartet
Second Prize: $5,000 and a sponsored public performance

Hyperion Quartet

Judges

Joel Lester, Dean, Mannes College of Music
Aldo Parisot, Professor of Cello, Yale University
Stanley Ritchie, Professor of Violin, Indiana University

Partners

The competition was presented in association with
The Yale School of Music
The International Festival of Arts and Ideas