15th March 2018
The Castalian String Quartet, which has been chosen as the winner of the first Merito String Quartet Award/Valentin Erben Prize from among the five best-qualified quartets, is a young group based in London. The prize will be awarded at the Vienna Konzerthaus on 23 April 2018, when the Castalian String Quartet will treat the audience to a high-quality evening performance of works by Joseph Haydn and Robert Schumann.
The Award sets new standards in the field, as the quartets cannot submit applications but are instead “observed” by a jury in numerous concerts over a lengthy period of time, without their knowledge.
Dr Wolfgang Habermayer, owner of a securities firm, and Valentin Erben, founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet, initiated the prize.
Click here to see the press release: Merito SQA Presseinfo engl.2.3.18 docx (1).docx