27 ensembles admitted to ICM Competition 2023

The jury of eminent musicians has admitted the top 27 ensembles to the live competition rounds that will take place in 2023. The competitors admitted have been selected from the over 125 musicians who entered the competition, performing in 50 chamber music ensembles (under 33) from 18 countries all over the world (Italy, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Japan, Armenia, Holland, Uruguay, Bolivia, China, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Poland, Austria, Russia, USA).

The following 6 groups are on a list of reserves, in case one or more of the first 27 withdraws from the competition. The jury consists of internationally renowned musicians: Lukas Hagen (Austria), violin; Klauss Kaufmann (Germany), piano; Liisa Randalu (Estonia), viola; Joel Hoffmann (USA), composer; Marco Zuccarini (Italia), conductor; Miklós Perényi (Hungary), cello; Gabriele Mirabassi (Italy), clarinet. The same jury will judge the live rounds.

Competitors admitted to the live competition rounds in 2023 (alphabetically):

Aka Duo | Aralia Trio | Ayna Duo | Cheng Duo | D'Takito JamDuo | Duo Althea | Duo Arborescence | Duo Arte | Duo Cardelli | Duo Lindenbaum (ex Duo Clarinet and Piano) | Duo con Fuoco | Duo Consonni/Baldo | Duo Dallagnese | Duo Li-Tang | Duo Lupi-Prevosto | Duo Manvati Lazzari | Duo Neria | Duo Sabatini Rugani | Duo Steczkowska – Gardziel | Ensemble Kinari | Morgen Piano Trio | Orelon Trio | Quantum Clarinet Trio | Quartetto Werther | Tovesco Trio | Trio Chimera | Trio Rigamonti |

List of reserves (alphabetically):

Duo David | Duo Jean Redon and Alexandra Afanasyeva | Duo Oganesov Zadorozhnaya | Saint-Petersburg Trio | Trio Aeonium | Trio Eidos. These groups are on a list of reserves, in case one or more of the first 27 withdraws from the competition.  The jury will decide whether any group on the list of reserves will be admitted to the live rounds by 23/12/2022.


As is our custom, the elimination round and the semifinals of the Competition will take place in the concert hall of the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo and will be open to the public, offering them an opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the competition, unique in its vibrant energy and emotion, as well as the chance to hear live performances from some of the most talented young musicians on the international music scene. The final round, the prize-winners’ concert and the awarding of the audience prize of the 2023 competition will take place on Sunday 12 March 2023 at 8.30 p.m. in the prestigious Concert Hall of the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire of Turin. 2023 COMPETITION ROUNDS:

  • 6 – 11 March, Pinerolo (To): Elimination round and semifinals (Patrizia Cerutti Bresso Hall)
  • 12 March, Turin: Final (Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi Concert Hall)
  • 12 March, Turin: Winners’ Concert (Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi Concert Hall, 8.30 pm)





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