14th BISQC Winner's Tour

Isidore String Quartet performs in the Beethoven Finals at BISQC 2022

The Banff International String Quartet Competition is proud of the many partnerships developed with concert presenters across Europe and North America, who have supported its mission by providing opportunities for the winners of BISQC to perform for audiences world-wide.

As part of their First Prize, Isidore String Quartet will embark on concert tours in partnership with Konzertdirection Andrea Hampl (Europe) and David Rowe Artists (Canada/USA).

  • Europe in March/April 2023, November 2023, January/February 2024, June/July 2024
  • Austria as part of the Esterházy Foundation Prize
  • North America between June 2023 - August 2024
  • BISQ Festival September 2024


In addition to BISQC Winner's Tour concerts, the Isidore have many other performances through their management that we are pleased to share to keep you informed of their many engagements. These include:

March 19 | Schneider Concerts, The New School, New York, NY

March 30 – April 2Eisenstadt, Austria, String Quartet Festival

April 23 | San Antonio Chamber Music Society, San Antonio, Texas

April 27 | Fortas Chamber Music Series, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

May 10 | Seattle Chamber Music Society, Seattle, WA

June 16 | Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Montreal, QC

June 27 | Rockport Music, Rockport, MA

July 16 | Under the Spire Music Festival, Prince Edward Island

July 24 | Bravo! Vail, Vail, CO

August 8 | Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Barnstable, MA




In Europe, BISQC has concert agreements in principle with:

  • Strijkkwartet Biënnale, Amsterdam, NL
  • Kammermusik Basel, Basel, CH
  • Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin, DE
  • University of Bonn, Bonn, DE
  • Konzertverein Bozen, Bozen, IT
  • Die Glocke, Bremen, DE
  • Bruchsaler Schlosskonzerte, Bruchsal, DE
  • Flagey, Brussels, BE
  • Herbstgold Festival, Eisenstadt, AT
  • Conservatoire de Musique, Esch, LU
  • Festival Meckenburg-Vorpommern, DE
  • Stadt Fulda, Fulda, DE
  • Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, DE
  • Lucerne Festival, Lucerne, CH
  • Wigmore Hall, London, UK
  • Esterházy Foundation, Eisenstadt, AT
  • Lucerne Festival, Lucerne, CH
  • Philharmonie, Paris, FR
  • Mozarteum, Salzburg, AT

North America

In North America, BISQC has concert agreements in principle with:

  • Victoria Summer Music Festival, Victoria BC
  • Music in the Morning, Vancouver BC
  • Chamber Music Kelowna, Kelowna BC
  • The Coast Recital Society, Sechelt BC
  • White Rock Concerts, Surrey BC
  • ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island BC
  • Candlelight Concerts, Maple Ridge, BC
  • Calgary Pro Musica, Calgary AB
  • Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival, Banff AB
  • St. Albert Chamber Music Society, St. Albert AB
  • High River Gift of Music, AB
  • Lyell Gustin Recital Series, Saskatoon, SK
  • Cecilian Chamber Series, Regina SK
  • Virtuosi Concerts, Winnipeg MB
  • Toronto Summer Music Festival, Toronto ON
  • The Jeffery Concerts, London, ON
  • Leith Summer Festival, Leith ON
  • Aurora Cultural Centre, ON
  • Ottawa Chamberfest, Ottawa ON
  • Women's Musical Club of Toronto, Toronto ON
  • Cecilia Concerts, Halifax, NS
  • Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, Lunenburg NS
  • Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Montreal QC
  • Under the Spire Music Festival, Indian River, PEI
  • Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport MA
  • Friends of Chamber Music, Troy, NY 
  • Valley Concerts Society, Abbotsford, BC
  • Edmonton Chamber Music Society, AB
  • Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City

Esterhazy String Quartet Festival

Dear String Quartet Lovers,

As announced during BISQC 2022, the Esterhazy Foundation will launch a new string quartet festival in Spring 2023. You are heartily invited to come to Eisenstadt and see the birthplace of string quartet, the place where Joseph Haydn lived and worked for nearly 40 years. In the historical Esterhazy Palace we will present two master quartets and three young award winners including the Isisdore String Quartet, BISQC 2022 winners. For visitors coming as a group from North America, special extras will include access to a masterclass for the young quartets given by the Quartetto di Cremona, a public discussion about the “future of string quartet” with experts Barry Shiffman from BISQC, Banff and John Gilhooly from the Wigmore Hall, London. All guided tours around the Esterhazy heritage will be offered in English as well. Join us and explore the region Burgenland region, known not only for its rich culture, but also its many culinary qualities. 

Sincerely yours,

Andreas Richter, Artistic Director Classic.Esterhazy

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To partner with BISQC, contact BISQC Manager Lisa Ramsey at bisqc@banffcentre.ca.