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Calendrier des épreuves

The calendar and the repertoire requested for the next edition of the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition will be announced in March 2021.

The greatest artists of tomorrow will be there. What about you?


The partnership with the Opéra de Bordeaux, central since the creation of the Competition, will be strengthened again next year. The Auditorium of the Bordeaux Opera will host the entire competition, as well as three exceptional concerts.

Ten of the most promising string quartets on the international scene will be selected for the Competition which will take place according to the following schedule:


Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 May 2022

  • 1st round


Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • Artistic Directors’ Concert


Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May 2022

  • Semi-Final
  • Jury Concert


Saturday 14 May 2022

  • Final


Sunday 15 May 2022

  • Gala Concert of the Finalists


Registration opens on 9 June 2021


The rules of the competition, the prizes and the registration procedures will be put online at the time of the 2021 edition of the VIBRE! festival. Registration will be open to candidates at the end of the competition, on 9 June 2021.

Around the International Competition, VIBRE! String Quartet Festival will propose concerts, conferences and will continue its mediation actions, its educational and school projects. The festival will continue to innovate in order to allow as many people as possible – of all generations – to experience the extraordinary musical repertoire of the string quartet.