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2011 SHAR String Quartet Competition - Win a quartet of PRESTO Bows!

Posted by Rachel Krueger on Jan 13, 2011 10:03:00 AM

Announcing the 2nd Annual SHAR String Quartet Competition!

Competition: April 3, 2011
Deadline for application: February 15, 2011

Open to all high school students in Michigan
Grand Prize: Quartet of PRESTO Impulse bows

Get 1 FREE coaching sesson from a SHAR Apprentice to all groups who enter! We will contact you after you apply - Please let us know if you are interested.


Shar Music is proud to announce the second annual SHAR String Quartet Competition. The competition will be held on April 3, 2011 from 1-5 pm at the SHAR Showroom in Ann Arbor, Michigan. All high school students in the state of Michigan are eligible to compete!

Each music director is invited to nominate one quartet from his or her school to send to the competition in Ann Arbor. Competitors may choose to play the first movement of one of the following pieces:

  • Mendelssohn Op. 13
  • Mendelssohn Op. 23, No. 1
  • Haydn Op. 20, No. 3
  • Haydn Op. 76, No. 3

The Shar Apprentices are happy to be able to offer one free coaching to each quartet that enters the competition.


The three finalist groups in the competition will have the chance to perform their movement at the Chamber Competition Showcase concert, held the weekend of April 8-9, and receive discounted tickets to hear the Tetzlaff Quartet perform the competition repertoire on April 9.

In addition to the Showcase concert, the Grand Prize includes:

  • 4 PRESTO Impulse carbon fiber bows
  • $25 gift certificates to SHAR Music for each quartet member
  • Winning quartet feature on
  • Personalized plaque for school and medals for each member


Each orchestra director should complete the SHAR String Quartet Competition Application, available below. There is an application fee of $20 per group, which can be paid by mailing a check or money order to:

SHAR Quartet Competition
Attn: Christine Beamer
Shar Products Company
2465 S. Industrial Hwy
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For more information on the competition, to set up a quartet coaching, and to submit your completed application, email

The application is due by February 15, 2010. Only one quartet per school, please. Checks can be made out to Shar Products Company. Please write “Quartet Competition” on the memo line.

Topics: High School, SHAR Apprentice, Bows, String Community