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Cong Quartet 2022

Cong Quartet

A string quartet in demand around Asia, Europe, and the United States, Cong Quartet is the top prize and Adolf Betti Award winner of the Virtuoso & Belcanto’s Chamber Music Competition in Italy in 2022. They were previously first prize and Grand Prize winner at the 2019 Salzburg Mozart International Chamber Competition in Tokyo and the 2nd prize in the 2021 Kreutzer International Competition in Belgium and was a finalist of several international chamber music competitions. The quartet was priorly the Artist in Residence for the Master of Arts Programme and Ensemble-in-Residence of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 2019.

Supported by the Emerging Artists Scheme of the Hong Kong Art Development Council (ADC) and the Stichting Utopia (The Utopia Foundation), Cong Quartet is currently a quartet at the Nederlandse Strijkkwartet Academie (NSKA) in Amsterdam, as well as being on the young artist roster of the Musethica in Europe. In 2022 summer, Cong Quartet was performing in Cagliari & Lucca in Italy, Bourg-en-Bresse & Flaine in France, and Lakeside Chautauqua in Ohio, United States, with world-renowned artists such as the Adrien La Marca, Enrico Pace, members of Quatuor Danel among others.

Cong Quartet believes that the humanistic experience of chamber music is a treasure to the community. They share the philosophy of promoting chamber repertoire from their generation and in Hong Kong, as well as integrating chamber music into the daily lives of audiences. The name of the quartet, “CONG” is a combination of the quartet founding members’ last names that allude to Hong “Kong”, where the members grew up and played together since their teenage years before the Quartet was officially formed at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in the US.

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