Villiers Quartet - New Works Competition Final

Friday, 27 May 2016 - 7:00pm

Three Composers, YOU decide... Join the Villiers Quartet in the thrilling finale of the international VQ New Works Competition for composers. The VQ New Works Competition has become a landmark event for chamber music and contemporary music fans alike. Three new works for string quartet will be performed live by the Villiers Quartet, the Quartet-in-Residence at Oxford’s Faculty of Music. In the true spirit of public participation, the audience will vote for the winner of the competition, and the results will be announced at the end of the concert. This exciting event will be webcast live and votes from online audiences watching around the world will also help determine the outcome. The winner will receive a prize of £1000 and their composition will be included in future concerts.

Watch it live here:

Vote for the winner here:

UPDATE (19/04/16): The quartet have just announced the finalists whose quartets will feature in this concert! Please visit their pages to listen to extracts and find out more about these composers and the new works:


Ian Munro:
Andrew Guo:
Kristina Wolfe: