"Really, I can't envision a more inspiring and well-organized event."

Scott Linden, SPSQC Parent

2019 SPSQC Program Book

GOLD - BEAR Quartet
The Rader Quartet
BRONZE - Nova String Quartet
2019 SPSQC Finalists
News & Events

April 19, 2019

2019 Prizewinners

ST. PAUL – Sunday, April 14, 2019


The 2019 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition (SPSQC), the nation’s premiere event for high school string quartets, was held on April 13 in Sundin Music Hall on the campus of Hamline University in Minnesota.


From another strong pool of applicants, six outstanding high school quartets were selected to compete in two rounds of competition judged by the renowned Brentano String Quartet. The preparation and performance level of the quartets were once again excellent; each ensemble showed a distinct voice in some of the most challenging repertoire possible for an enthusiastic and supportive audience in attendance and viewing online (548 votes were cast). Chamber music is in good hands for the future.


This year’s Gold medalist ensemble... (click button below to read more)

April 05, 2019

2019 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition Finalists Selected

ST. PAUL – April 5, 2019

The Saint Paul String Quartet Competition will host America’s best high school string quartets on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Six outstanding quartets have been selected by a renowned professional jury and will be coming to Hamline University's Sundin Music Hall to compete for prizes, national recognition and the opportunity to play great chamber music. The competition begins at 1:00pm and is free and open to the public. Live web stream: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/hamlineadmin/

March 25, 2018

SPSQC Laureates awarded prestigious Avery Fisher Grants

The two violinists of the Calidore String Quartet, former SPSQC prizewinners  (in different quartets at the time) have received a prestigious award for their chamber music excellence. Read the complete article at Violin Channel.com

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