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2nd Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition Katowice 2017
It will take place on 18-23 September 2017 at the Academy of Music in Katowice.

Required repertoire

First Round:

    One of the String Quartets of Joseph Haydn from op. 33
    Required piece: Aleksander Tansman, 4th String Quartet (ed. Eschig Paris)
    The Jury may decide not to listen to the entire works in this round.

Second Round:

    One of the two String Quartets of Karol Szymanowski: op. 37 or op. 56 (ed. PWM / Universal Edition)
    One quartet from the following list:
        Z. Kodály, String Quartet no.2 op. 10
        C. Nielsen, Quartet op. 44
        L. Janaček, Quartet no. 1 or no. 2
        A. Berg, Quartet op. 3
        B. Britten, Quartet op. 36
        B. Bartók, Quartet no. 3
    one contemporary string quartet by a composer of the contestants' nationality (or the nationality of at least one member of the ensemble); the quartet, up to 15 minutes in length, has to have been composed after 1945.