UK string quartet wins coveted Joachim prizemain
Two British string quartets swept the board at the Joseph Joachim chamber music competition in Weimar.
The Barbican Quartet made off with the 10,000-Euro first prize. The group – Amarins Wierdsma and Tim Crawford violins, Christoph Slenczka viola, Yoanna Prodanova cello – came together at the Guildhall School in 2014.
Second prize of 5,000 Euros went to the Marmen Quartet, also British.