US string quartets clean up all prizes in Osaka

May 24, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The Aizuri Quartet took first prize, worth 3m Yen (£21,000).



The Ulysses quartet were second with 1.5m Yen (£10,500) and the Viano Quartet were third with 1m Yen (£7,000).

Comments (6)

  1. Maida Fukami says:

    They evidently had the biggest cleavages.

    1. Cyril Blair says:

      Rude. Rethink your attitude.

    2. Bruce says:

      Sounds like you don’t think the way they play is important.

  2. Desiccated Oriole says:

    Nothing wrong with a nice bit of flesh, as Khatia and Yoojar have amply demonstrated. For those with offended sensibilites, the musicians could be obscured behind a curtain to eliminate any confounding of musical performance aessessment by voluptuous bodies.

    1. Bruce says:

      …or they could just listen.

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