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The Noga Quartet, winners of the Grand Prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2015.

Noga Quartet, Grand Prize, MICMC 2015

Since winning first prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2015, the quartet has been invited to perform in Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.

The Noga Quartet follows the great tradition of chamber music that enthrals in performances of some of the greatest compositions of the string quartet repertoire.

For the Noga Quartet, string quartet playing is the pinnacle of musical expression. “We love working together. Conveying life in this music is what we are about. There is nothing more satisfying than celebrating the great string quartet repertoire, from the classics of the past to more contemporary works."


The list of past winners of the Melbourne International Competition includes a raft of great performers. Take a look at our prize recipients dating all the way back to the Inaugural MICMC in 1991.

7th MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION, 2015 

Monash University Grand Prize Winner
Noga Quartet

Musica Viva Australia Prize Winner
Giocoso String Quartet

PIANO TRIO

The Hamer-Tribe Trust Prize
Linos Piano Trio

Peter Druce Audience Award
Linos Piano Trio

STRING QUARTET

Peter Druce Audience Award
Giocoso String Quartet


6th MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION, 2011

PIANO TRIO

The Hamer-Tribe Trust Prize
Trio Rafale

The Beleura Prize
Rhodes Piano Trio

The Monique Phillips Prize and Audience Prize – Peter Druce Prize
Trio Paul Klee

STRING QUARTET

Monash University Grand Prize

Amaryllis Quartett

The Robert Salzer Foundation Prize

Amaryllis Quartett

Musica Viva Australia Prize

Kelemen Kvartett

The Chamber Music Australia Patrons’ Circle Prize

Kelemen Kvartett

Audience Prize – Peter Druce Prize
Kelemen Kvartett

The Laura Brown Prize
Attacca Quartet


5th MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION, 2007

Primus Telecom Grand Prize
Atos Trio (Germany)

Musica Viva Australia Special Prize
Atos Trio (Germany)

STRING QUARTET

1st Prize: Robert Salzer Foundation Prize
Badke String Quartet (UK)

2nd Prize: WFIMC Prize
Navarra Quartet (UK)

3rd Prize: Chamber Music Australia Patrons’ Circle Prize
Ardeo String Quartet (France)

Peter Druce Audience Prize
Badke String Quartet (UK)

PIANO TRIO

1st Prize: Clifford Hocking Prize
Atos Trio (Germany)

2nd Prize: Beleura Prize
Morgenstern Piano Trio (Germany)

3rd Prize: Laura Brown Prize
Tecchler Trio (Switzerland/Germany)

Peter Druce Audience Prize
Atos Trio (Germany)

ABC Classic FM Listeners’ Choice Award
Manhattan Piano Trio (USA)


4th MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION, 2003

Primus Telecom Grand Prize
Paizo Quartet

STRING QUARTET

1st Prize – The Costel Vasilescu Prize of $AUS 24,000 
Paizo Quartet

2nd Prize – Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Prize of $AUS 16,000 
Cremona Quartet

3rd Prize – Precinct Prize of $AUS 8,000 
Tankstream Quartet

Herald Sun Audience Price of $AUS 2,000 
Tankstream Quartet

PIANO TRIO

1st Prize – John T Reid Charitable Trust Prize of $AUS 18,000 
Eggner Trio

2nd Prize – The Julian Burnside Prize of $AUS 12,000 
Trio Ondine

3rd Prize – The Laura Brown Prize of $AUS 6,000
Tel–Aviv Trio

City of Melbourne Audience Prize of $AUS 2,000 
Trio Ondine

SPECIAL PRIZES

ABC Classic FM Listeners’ Choice Award
Tankstream Quartet

Musica Viva Australia Special Prize of a national tour in 2005
Eggner Trio


3rd MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION, 1999

Daimler-Chrysler Grand Prize
Aviv String Quartet

STRING QUARTET
1st Prize – Mercedes-Benz Prize
Aviv String Quartet

2nd Prize – Pratt Foundation Prize
Karol Szymanowski Quartet

3rd Prize – Laura Brown
Avalon String Quartet

City of Melbourne Audience Prize
Karol Szymanowski Quartet

David Thomas Foundation Prize 
Aviv String Quartet

PIANO TRIO

1st Prize – Chrysler Prize
Kungsbacka Trio

2nd Prize – Tattersall's Prize
Mediterraneo Piano Trio

3rd Prize – Kenneth W. Tribe Prize
Trio Rachmaninov

Qantas Audience Prize
Kungsbacka Trio

David Thomas Foundation Prize 
Trio Rachmaninov

SPECIAL PRIZES

The Age Critics’ Prize
Kungsbacka Trio

Naxos Recording Contracts Prize
Trio Rachmaninov
Aviv String Quartet
Mediterraneo Piano Trio


2nd MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION, 1995

Mercedes–Benz Grand Prize
Trio Jean Paul

STRING QUARTET

1st Prize – Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Prize
Vertavo String Quartet

2nd Prize – Tattersall’s Prize
Veronika String Quartet

3rd Prize
Yggdrasil String Quartet

AMP Investments Audience Prize
Vertavo String Quartet

PIANO TRIOS

1st Prize – Vic Health Prize
Trio Jean Paul

2nd Prize – Sidney Myer Fund Prize
Trio di Parma

3rd Prize
Jerusalem Piano Trio

City of Melbourne Audience Prize
Trio Jean Paul

SPECIAL PRIZES

Qantas Prize
Trio Jean Paul

The Age Critics’ Prize
Vertavo String Quartet

The Myer Prize
Naidine String Quartet


1st MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION, 1991

The 1st International Competition was open to four categories – Piano Quartets, Piano Trios, String Quartets and String Trios.

Musica Viva Grand Prize (joint prize winners)
Gould Piano Trio
Leningrad String Quartet

STRING QUARTET

1st Prize – Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Prize
Leningrad String Quartet

2nd Prize – The Lord Mayor’s Prize
St Lawrence String Quartet

3rd Prize – Gas and Fuel Corporation
The Lark Quartet

PIANO TRIO

1st Prize – Vic Health Prize
Gould Piano Trio

PIANO QUARTET

2nd Prize – The University of Melbourne Prize
Kandinsky Quartet

STRING TRIO

3rd Prize – Amcor Prize
Holland String Trio