7th Mivos/Kanter String Quartet Composition Prize 2017: 

We are no longer accepting applications.

Finalists will be notified of first round results by August 15, 2017.

The Mivos/Kanter String Quartet Composition Prize was established in 2011 to support the work of emerging and mid-career composers and to encourage continued interest in new compositions for string quartet. The winning composer, selected from over one hundred applicants, receives a cash prize and a performance of their work in New York City by the Mivos Quartet.

The Mivos/Kanter Prize is made possible through the generous contributions of Carl Kanter.

Previous Winners:

2011: Felipe Lara "Corde Vocale"
2012: Chris Fisher-Lochhead "Dig Absolutely"
2013: Taylor Brook "El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan"
2014: Andrew Greenwald "a thing is a hole in a thing it is not"
2015: Yvonne Wu "Utterance"
2016: Matthew Ricketts"In Partial View" (to be performed Spring 2017)

Please direct all inquiries to ivoskanterprize@gmail.com