The Callisto Quartet is one of six quartets that has been invited to take part in the 2019 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. The six quartets were chosen from an international selection made by the artistic board of the competition. The event will take place between June 5-12 – throughout which each group will perform three full recitals in the Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan and the Grand Théâtre, Bordeaux. Callisto Quartet will be performing works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Ravel, Bartok, Ligeti, Caroline Shaw and Thomas Ades.
The event has been re-imagined by the artistic board since its 2016 edition. The 2019 event is a combination of both a festival and a competition. As only six quartets were invited, each ensemble will have the opportunity to present three full concerts in front of professionals and the public, without the stress of rounds and eliminations. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the concerts, the most impressive of which is a three-year tour throughout Europe and Japan.