The Fibonacci Quartet clinched the top prize with a moving performance of Janáček in the hotly contested first ensemble final for the 71st year of the ROSL Annual Music Competition.
The final saw an exciting line up of four young ensembles, the Kleio Quartet, Marigold Piano Quartet, the Fibonacci Quartet and Elmore Quartet gave four exceptional performances in the Princess Alexandra Hall, and it was a difficult task for the adjudicators Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Gaby Lester and Caroline Palmer to select the winners of the £10,000 award.
The Fibonacci Quartet as founded at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The quartet started working under the tutelage of Krysia Osostowicz (leader of the Brodsky Quartet) and is currently coached and mentored by Ursula Smith. In addition to their studies in London, they were accepted to the Dutch String Quartet Academy (NSKA) and ProQuartet masterclasses in Paris. Since September 2022 they also study with Günter Pichler at the renowned International Institute of Chamber Music in Madrid, part of the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía.