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2018, 4.-12. August,16. Competition, 340 applications from 49 nations, 99 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings

 


 

2016, 6.-14. August,15. Competition, 303 applications from 55 nations, 103 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings

 

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2014, 9.-17. August,14. Competition, 296 applications from 42 nations, 108 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.

 

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2012, 4.-12. August,13. Competition, 251 applications from 40 nations, 108 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.

 

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2010, 7.-15. August,12. Competition, 267 applications from 41 nations, 108 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.

 

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2008, 2.-10. August,11. Competition, 233 applications from 41 nations, 113 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.




2006, 6.-13. August,10. Competition, 255 applications from 45 nations, 99 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.




2006, 1. December,  Jubilee-Concert 10 International Competitions, Ettlingen 1988-2006

    

 


2004, 7.-15. August,  9. Competition, 251 applications from 40 nations, 107 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.

 


2002, 10.-18. August, 8. Competition, 266 applications from 41 nations, 107 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.

 


2000, 12.-20. August, 7. Competition, 336 applications from 44 nations, 106 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.

 


 

1998, 15.-23. August, 6. Competition, 353 applications from 46 nations, 105 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.

  

 


 

1996, 17.-25. August, 5. Competition, 301 applications from 48 nations, 100 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.

  

 


1994, 13.-21. August, 4. Competition, 268 applications from 40 nations, 122 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.


1992, 8.-16. August, 3. Competition, 255 applications from 44 nations, 168 participants were admitted after the preselection by recordings.

 

 


  

1990, 12.-19. August, 2. Competition, 224 applications from 39 nations, 224 participants were admitted (no preselection).

 

 


1988, 9.-14. August, 1. Competition, 95 applications from 18 nations, 95 participants were admitted (no preselection).

 

 

 


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All Prizewinners

 

2018

Category A

1. Prize: Yu Lei, 2005, China
2. Prize: Jinyoung Kweon, 2004, Korea (Republic)
3. Prize: Curtis Phill Hsu, 2004, USA
4. Prize: Ruogu Wen, 2003, China
5. Prize: Eva Garet, 2006, Romania

Encouragement Awards
Xiaoyu Hu, 2005, China

Jacky Xiaoyu Zhang, 2008, United Kingdom
Eunsol Park, 2003, Korea (Republic)
Hao Rao, 2004, China
Yuetong Wang, 2005, China

Special commendation for young talents
Jacky Xiaoyu Zhang, 2008, United Kingdom
Yanyan Bao, 2006, China

Ray Zhang, 2006, Canada

Category B

1. Prize: Oleksii Kanke, 1998, Ukraine
2. Prize: Jonas Aumiller, 1998, Germany
3. Prize: Ondřej Zavadil, 1997, Czech Republic
4. Prize: Rebecca Leung, 1999, United Kingdom
5. Prize: Xiaolu Zang, 1999, China

Encouragement Award
Lukas Sternath, 2001, Austria

Haydn-Prize
Jay Myung, 2000, Korea (Republic)

EMCY-Prize
Oleksii Kanke, 1998, Ukraine


 2016

Category A

1. Prize: Lauren Zhang, 2001, USA
2. Prize: Hao Wei Lin, 2004, China (Taiwan)
3. Prize: Fangzhou Ye, 2000, China
4. Prize: Hanyuan Zhu, 2004, China
5. Prize: Leyla Zeynalova, 2001, Azerbaijan

Encouragement Awards
Zixi Chen, 2002, China
Ron Maxim Huang, 2001, Germany
Yingxuan Dong, 2002, China
Angelina Andreevna Kuznetsova, 2001, Russia
Himawari Kita, 2000, Japan

Special commendation for young talents
Anwen Deng, 2009, Australia

Bärenreiter Urtext Prize
Leyla Zeynalova, 2001, Azerbaijan

Category B
1. Prize: Ivan Krpan, 1997, Croatia
2. Prize: Nejc Kamplet, 1996, Slovenia
3. Prize: Yuewen Yu, 2001, China
4. Prize: Kon Ui Pak, 1997, Dem. People's Republic of Korea
5. Prize: Giorgio Trione Bartoli, 1996, Italia

Encouragement Award
Marvin Pecher, 1999, Germany

Haydn-Prize
Anna Isabella Handler, 1996, Germany

EMCY-Prize
Ivan Krpan, 1997, Croatia

Bärenreiter Urtext Prize
Ivan Krpan, 1997, Croatia


2014

Category A

1. Prize: Joshua Han, 2002, Australia
2. Prize: Ruisi Lao, 2005, China (People's Republic)
3. Prize: Min Hyeok Park, 1999, Korea (Republic)
4. Prize: Jae Hong Park, 1999, Korea (Republic)
5. Prize: Muzi Zhao, 1998, China (People's Republic)

Encouragement Awards
Johanna Bufler, 1998, Germany
Do-Hyun Lee, 2001, Korea (Republic)
Zitong Wang, 1999, China (People's Republic)
Zifan Ye, 2000,  China (People's Republic)

Special commendation for young talents
Runa Bai, 2002, China (People's Republic)
Maxim Lando, 2002, USA
Ruisi Lao, 2005, China (People's Republic)
Aozi Xu, 2004, China (People's Republic)

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Ruisi Lao, 2005, China (People's Republic)

Category B
1. Prize: Robert Bily, 1997, Germany
2. Prize: Wei-Ting Hsieh, 1996, China (Taiwan)
3. Prize: Kyubin Chung, 1997, Korea (Republic)
4. Prize: Jun Ho Kim, 1995, Korea (Republic)
5. Prize: Evelyn Mo, 1998, USA

Encouragement Awards
Mitra Kotte, 1995, Austria
Ziming Ren, 1996, China (People's Republic)

Haydn-Prize
Mitra Kotte, 1995, Austria

EMCY-Prize
Robert Bily, 1997, Germany
 
Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize

Ziming Ren, 1996, China (People's Republic)


2012

Category A

1. Prize: Annie Zhou, 1998, Canada

2. Prize: Bolai Cao, 1997, China (P. R.)

3. Prize: Wenfang Han, 2000, China (P. R.)

4. Prize: Xiaoxuan Li, 2001, China (P. R.)
5. Prize: Clara Isabella Siegle, 2000, Germany


Encouragement Awards
Cynthia Maya Bal, 1999, Germany

Mao Fujita, 1998, Japan
Uram Kim, 1997, Korea (Rep.)
Jonas Stark 1998, Germany

Lujia Tang, 1998, China (P. R.)
Tony Siqi Yun, 2001, Canada
 
Special commendation for young talents
Ziyao Chelsea Guo, 2001, USA
Aozi Xu, 2004, China (P. R.)
 
Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Annie Zhou, 1998, Canada
 
Category B
1. Prize: Ji-Yeong Mun, 1995, Korea (Rep.)
2. Prize: Ryoma Takagi, 1992, Japan
3. Prize: Ke Ma, 1994, China (P. R.)
4. Prize: Myeong Hyeon Kim, 1993, Korea (Rep.)
5. Prize: Lin Ye, 1992, China (P. R.)
 

Encouragement Awards
Mari Kawakami, 1994, Japan
Dorothy Khadem-Missagh, 1992, Austria
Yuliya Yermalayeva, 1992, Belarus
 
Haydn-Prize
Dorothy Khadem-Missagh, 1992, Austria
 
EMCY-Prize
Ryoma Takagi, 1992, Japan
 
Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Ji-Yeong Mun, 1995, Korea (Rep.)


2010

Category A
1. Prize: Eric Lu, 1997, USA

2. Prize: Micah McLaurin, 1994, USA

3. Prize: Kon Ui Pak, 1997, Korea (P. R.)

4. Prize: Asagi Nakata, 1995, Japan

5. Prize: Stephanie Onggowinoto, 1995, Indonesiia

Encouragement Awards

Chi-Hsiang Chen, 1995, China (Taiwan)
Kurara Koga, 1996, Japan

Yui Nakamura, 1995, Japan

Jakub Sládek, 1996, Czech Republic
Haiqi Zhang, 1996 China (P. R.)

Special commendation for young talents
Mio Tsunenari, 1999, Japan

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Kon Ui Pak, 1997, Korea (P. R.)
 
Category B

1. Prize: Kaito Kobayashi, 1995, Japan

2. Prize: Aleksandra Swigut, 1992, Polen

3. Prize: Mayuko Motoyama, 1993, Japan

4. Prize: Jamie Bergin,1989, Great Britain

5. Prize: MinSoo Hong, 1993, Korea (Rep.)



Encouragement Awards
Joanne Kang, 1990, Australia

Louis-Paul Niemerich, 1990, France



Haydn-Prize
Kaito Kobayashi, 1995, Japan



EMCY-Prize

Aleksandra Swigut, 1992, Poland

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Aleksandra Swigut, 1992, Poland


2008

Category A
1. Prize: Zi Ye, 1994, China (P. R.)
2. Prize: Zuhao Liu, 1993, China (P. R.)
3. Prize: Arisa Onoda, 1996, Japan
4. Prize: Saya Ota, 1994, Japan
5. Prize: Misora Ozaki, 1996, Japan

Encouragement Awards
Mariam Batsashvili, 1993, Georgia
Akio Kishi, 1994, Japan
Hye-Rim Lee, 1995, Korea (Rep.)
Wenting Shi, 1992, China (P. R.)

Special commendation for young talents
Seung Hyeok Lee, 1999, Korea (Rep.)
Haruka Yokoi, 1997, Japan

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Zi Ye, 1994, China (P. R.)

Category B
1. Prize: Zhi Chao Julian Jia, 1991, China (P. R.)
2. Prize: Qi Xu, 1994, China (P. R.)
3. Prize: Daiki Kato, 1990, Japan
4. Prize: Harim Song, 1990, Korea (Rep.)
5. Prize: Han-Bin Chyung, 1990, Korea (Rep.)

Encouragement Awards
Kangun Kim, 1988, Korea (Republik)
François-Xavier Poizat, 1989, Switzerland

Haydn-Prize
Han-Bin Chyung, 1990, Korea (Republik)
Zhi Chao Julian Jia, 1991, China (P. R.)

EMCY-Prize
Zhi Chao Julian Jia, 1991, China (P. R.)

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Qi Xu, 1994, China (P. R.)


2006

Categorie A
1. Prize: Ching Toa Aristo Sham, 1996, China (Hongkong)
2. Prize: Nansong Huang, 1993, China (P. R.)
3. Prize: Wai Yin Wong, 1993, China (Hongkong)
4. Prize: Jung-Eun Kim, 1994, Korea (Rep.)
5. Prize: Aika Kondo, 1997, Japan

Encouragement Awards
Ryszard Alzin, 1991, Poland
Gabrielle Chou, 1995, USA
Rika Nakamura, 1995, Japan
Nicholas Namoradze, 1992, Georgiia
Tomoki Park, 1990, Japan
Nicholas Ryba, 1994, USA
Gui Ning Xu, 1992, China (P. R.)

Bärenreiter Urtext Prize
Ching Toa Aristo Sham, 1996, China (Hongkong)

Category B
1. Prize: Yuhi Ozaki, 1989, Japan
2. Prize: Ksenia Rodionova, 1988, Russia
3. Prize: Jun-Hee Kim, 1990, Korea (Rep.)
4. Prize: Chenna Lu, 1988, China (P. R.)
5. Prize: Haruka Ogawa, 1985, Japan

Encouragement Awards
Xia Jiang, 1987, China (P. R.)
Louis Lancien, 1989, Frankreich
Gryta Tatoryte, 1989, Lithuania

Haydn Prize
Ksenia Rodionova, 1988, Russia

EMCY-Prize
Yuhi Ozaki, 1989, Japan

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Ksenia Rodionova, 1988, Russia


2004

Category A
1. Prize: Duanduan Hao, 1990, China (P. R.)
2. Prize: Qizhen He, 1991, China (P. R.)
3. Prize: Fuko Ishii, 1991, Japan
4. Prize: Anna Buchberger, 1989, Germany

5. Prize: Tomoki Kitamura, 1991, Japan
5. Prize: Kuok-Wai Lio, 1989, China (Macau)

Encouragement Awards
Chao Wang, 1990, China (P. R.)
Junjie Xi, 1990, China (P. R.)

Special commendation for young talents
Akari Mizumoto, 1993, Japan
Maria Ueno, 1995, Japan
Wei Xin Zhou, 1993, China (P. R.)

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Duanduan Hao, 1990, China (P. R.)

Category B
1. Prize: Sunwook Kim, 1988, Korea (Rep.)
2. Prize: Soo-Jung Park, 1988, Korea (Rep.)
3. Prize: Hidekazu Yasuda, 1989, Japan
4. Prize: Alexej Gorlatch, 1988, Germany

5. Prize: Natalia Kuchaeva, 1983, Russia

Encouragement Awards
Yukino Kano, 1984, Japan
Erina Morita, 1986, Japan
Takuya Tainaka, 1988, Japan
Eugenija Vasicheva, 1983, Russia

Haydn Prize
Yukino Kano, 1984, Japan

EMCY-Prize
Sunwook Kim, 1988, Korea (Rep.)

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Sunwook Kim, 1988, Korea (Rep.)


2002

Category A
1. Prize: Misuzu Kikuchi, 1989, Japan
2. Prize: Alexej Gorlatch, 1988, Ukraine
3. Prize: Harim Sandra Song, 1990, Korea (Rep.)
4. Prize: Hui Wu, 1987, China (P. R.)
5. Prize: Ryutaro Suzuki, 1990, Japan

Encouragement Awards
Xiaoliang Jia, 1989, China (P. R.)
Olga Kirpicheva, 1987, Russia
Maasa Nakazawa, 1986, Japan
Mio Noriyuki, 1989, Japan
Janka Simowitsch, 1987, Germany

Yang Tai, 1990, China (P. R.)
Kostyantyn Tovstukha, 1990, Ukraine
Shiyun Wang, 1987, China (P. R.)

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Misuzu Kikuchi, 1989, Japan

Category B
1. Prize: Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, 1986, France
2. Prize: Hibiki Tamura, 1986, Japan
3. Prize: Alina Pronina, 1983, Ukraine
4. Prize: Rachel Naomi Kudo, 1987, USA
5. Prize: Hye Yeon Park, 1983, Korea (Rep.)

Encouragement Awards
Josiane Marfurt, 1982, Switzerland
Konstantin Semilakovs, 1984, (stateless)

Haydn Prizes
Rachel Naomi Kudo, 1987, USA
Hibiki Tamura, 1986, Japan

EMCY-Prize
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, 1986, France

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, 1986, France


2000

Category A
1. Prize: Lise de la Salle, 1988, France
2. Prize: Meng Yang Pan, 1985, China (P. R.)
3. Prize: Eun Nyung-Erika Chun, 1984, Korea (Rep.)
4. Prize: Alexander Stepanov, 1987, Russia
5. Prize: Nicolai Gerassimez, 1985, Germany


Encouragement Awards
Yunfeng Cai, 1987, China (P. R.)
Janna Fedorova, 1990, Ukraine
Chi Feng, 1985, China (P. R.)
Yuan Jin, 1985, China (P. R.)
Boris Kusnezow, 1985, Russia
Ann Nanuashvili, 1984, Georgia
Stefan Stroissnig, 1985, Austria
Sui Xin, 1984, China (P. R.)

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Lise de la Salle, 1988, France

Category B
1. Prize: Yeol Eum Son, 1986, Korea (Rep.)
2. Prize: Masataka Goto, 1985, Japan
3. Prize: Soyeon Kim, 1982, Korea (Rep.)
4. Prize: Akihito Okuda, 1985, Japan
5. Prize: Hee-Ryun Chung, 1983, Korea (Rep.)

Encouragement Awards
Romain Descharmes, 1980, France
Leonid Egorov, 1982, Russia
Alexander Schimpf, 1981, Germany

Siheng Song, 1981, China (P. R.)
Jingwei Sun, 1984, China (P. R.)

Haydn-Prizes
Alexander Derjugo, 1979, Belarus
Akihito Okuda, 1985, Japan

EMCY-Prize
Yeol Eum Son, 1986, Korea (Rep.)

Bärenreiter Urtext-Prize
Yeol Eum Son, 1986, Korea (Rep.)


1998

Category A
1. Prize: Rina Sudo, 1987, Japan
2. Prize: Igor Levit, 1987, Russia
3. Prize: Yu Jia Wang, 1987, China (P. R.)
4. Prize: Stanislav Khristenko, 1984, Ukraine
5. Prize: Wen Yu Shen 1986, China (P. R.)

Encouragement Awards
Tzu-Yi Chen, 1984, Taiwan
Oleksiy Ivanchenko, 1985, Ukraine
Andreas König, 1983, Germany

Han-Gyeol Lie, 1982, Germany

Yumi Nomoto, 1984, Japan
Jie-Hua Zhu, 1986, China (P. R.)
Zhang Zuo, 1988, China (P. R.)

Category B
1. Prize: Boris Giltburg, 1984, Israel
2. Prize: Chiao-Ying Chang, 1981, Taiwan
3. Prize: Natalia Zagalskaia, 1978, Russia
4. Prize: Martin Helmchen, 1982, Germany

5. Prize: Marianna Shirinyan, 1978, Armenien

Encouragement Awards
Andrea Bacchetti, 1977, Italia
Ai Matsumoto, 1979, Japan
Young-Ah Tak, 1979, Korea (Rep.)

Haydn Prize
Elizaweta Stepanowa, 198,1 Belarus
Natalia Zagalskaia, 1978, Russia

EMCY-Prize
Boris Giltburg, 1984, Israel


1996

Category A
1. Prize: Leonid Egorov, 1982,Russia
2. Prize: Boris Giltburg, 1984, Israel
3. Prize: Piotr Szychowski, 1981, Poland
4. Prize: Xiaoming Zhu, 1982, China (P. R.)
5. Prize: Robert Umanskij, 1985, Ukraine

Encouragement Awards
Irina Dichtchkovskaya, 1980, Russia
Yi Fan-Chiang, 1981, Taiwan
Yao Lan China, 1980, China (P. R.)
Roman Timoscuk, 1980, Czech Republic
Alexej Tschernow, 1982, Russia

Special commendation for young talents
Lilit Artemjan, 1985, Armenia
Sandra Nam, 1983, USA
Ilja Raschkowsky, 1984, Russia
Natalia Zlobina, 1984, Russia

Category B
1. Prize: Eliane Reyes, 1977, Belgium
2. Prize: Severin von Eckardstein, 1978, Germany

3. Prize: Hisako Kawamura, 1981, Japan
4. Prize: Denis Proschaev, 1978, Ukraine
5. Prize: Noriko Komatsu, 1977, Japan

Encouragement Awards
Yurino Izumi, 1983, Japan
Kae Shiraki, 1975, Japan

Haydn Prize
Tamar Licheli,1978,  Georgia
Denis Proschaev, 1978, Ukraine


1994

Category A
1. Prize: Lang Lang, 1982, China (P. R.)
2. Prize: Chi Wu, 1979, China (P. R.)
3. Prize: Céline Greco, 1983, Francd
4. Prize: Artem Lavrinenko, 1983, Ukraine
5. Prize: Yunjie Chen, 1980, China (P. R.)

Encouragement Awards
Derrick Hemmer, 1978, Netherlands
Alina Kiryaeva, 1980, Ukraine
Marina Kolomijtsewa, 1979, Russia
Joanna Marcinkowska, 1979, Poland
Ai Motohashi, 1979, Japan
Asja Nebolsina, 1980, Usbekistan
Denis Proschaew, 1978, Ukraine
Yorck-Hardy Rittner, 1981, Germany


Bach Prize
Anna Saradshjan, Armenia

Category B
1. Prize: Takeshi Kakehashi, 1977, Japan
2. Prize: Sophie-Mayuko Vetter, 1976, Germany
/Japan
3. Prize: Ingo Dannhorn, 1974, Germany

4. Prize: Inna Soldatenko, 1977, Ukraine
5. Prize: Tomoko Uchino, 1973, Japan

Encouragement Awards
Sylvain Bousquet, 1978, France
Katrin Kasaria, 1977, Armenia
Eva Stepánová, 1974, Czech Republic
Lu-Hui Yu, 1974, Taiwan

Haydn Prize
Mark Hay Choi, 1979, Canada


1992

Category A
1. Prize: Ayako Uehara, 1980, Japan
2. Prize: Ning Bo Miao, 1979, China (P. R.)
3. Prize: Finghin Collins, 1977, Irland
4. Prize: Lioudmila Tchoudinova, 1981, Russia
5. Prize: Rina Kajiwara, 1981, Japan

Encouragement Awards
Yana Browkina, 1977, Russia
Igor Chetuev, 1980, Ukraine
Alina Kabanova, 1982, Ukraine
Sergej Smirnow, 1980, Belarus
Andrius Zlabys, 1977, Lithuania

Special commendation for young talents
Andreas Eggertsberger, 1980, Austria
Alexandra Golubitskaja, 1980, Russia

Category B
1. Prize: Oleg Roshchin, 1976, Israel
2. Prize: Natalija Orlova, 1975, Russia
3. Prize: Sayaka Hattori, 1973, Japan
4. Prize: Adam Przewlocki, 1971, Australia
5. Prize: Gabrielius Alekna, 1975, Lithuania

Encouragement Awards
Roland Krüger, 1973, Germany
Viktoria Lakissowa, 1975, Russia
Katharina Rasehorn, 1974, Germany
Alexander Shapkin, 1972, Russia

Yamaha Prize
Natalija Orlova, 1975, Russia


1990

Category A
1. Prize: Sun-Hee Kim, 1975, Korea (Rep.)
2. Prize: Mark Hay Choi, 1979, Canada
3. Prize: Min-Jung Kim, 1976, Korea (Rep.)
4. Prize: Antonino Siringo, 1978, Italia
5. Prize: Julia Fedulajewa, 1975, USSR

Encouragement Awards
Jan Harald Biel, 1975, Sweden
Finghin Collins, 1977, Irland
Péter Jósza, 1975, Hungary
Viktoria Lakissowa, 1975, USSR
Sophie-Mayuko Vetter, 1976, Germany/Japan

Special commendation for young talents
Katerina Kriwokotchenko, 1979, USSR
Alexandr Ocheretin, 1978, USSR
Ha-Young Sul, 1978, Sweden
Michael Widowitz, 1979, Austria

Bach Prize
Katerina Kriwokotchenko, 1979, USSR

Category B
1. Prize: Jarvis Chen, 1972, Canada
2. Prize: Richard Ormrod, 1973, Great Britain
3. Prize: Gergely Bogányi, 1974, Hungary
4. Prize: Maria Ivanova, 1971, USSR
5. Prize: Markus Groh,1970, Germany

Encouragement Awards
Vera Kameneva, 1973, USSR
Yuki Kawara, 1971, Japan
Maria Mitina, 1974, USSR
Diana Okun, 1971. USSR
Andrej Sheltonog, 1972, USSR


1988

Category A
1. Prize: Hannes Rox, 1973, Germany
2. Prize: Ikuho Sato, 1975, Japan
3. Prize: Rafal Lukaszczewski, 1974, Poland
4. Prize: Marret Popp, 1973, Germany
5. Prize: Bogdan Paschovski, 1972, Bulgaria

Encouragement Awards
Min-Jung Kim, 1976, Korea (Rep.)
Hyun-Mee Lee, 1975, Korea (Rep.)
Cornelia Sonnek, 1973, Germany
Marcio Rodrigues de Souza, 1973, Brasil

Special commendation for young talents
Viviane Moser, 1977, Germany
Ha-Young Sul, 1978, Sweden

Category B
1. Prize: Yukiko Shioda, 1968, Japan
2. Prize: Yong-Kyu Lee, 1973, Korea (Rep.)
3. Prize: Angela Brauchle, 1973, Germany
4. Prize: Laurent Boukobza, 1967, France
5. Prize: Sara Marjanovic, 1971, Jugoslavia

Encouragement Awards
Jonathan Ayerst, 1971, Great Britain
Caroline Esposito, 1973, France
Claudia Wu, 1968, Taiwan
Ayako Zemba, 1968, Japan


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Artistic Directors

Robert Benz, Deutschland (since 2005)

received his first piano lessons from his father at the age of 4 years. He studied under Naoyuki Taneda at the University of Music in Karlsruhe (Germany), as well as under Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin at the Juilliard School in New York. He won first prize at both the International Busoni Competition in Bolzano (Italy) in 1974 and in 1976 at the International Liszt-Bartók Competition in Budapest (Hungary). Concert engagements have taken him throughout Europe, the USA, Korea and Japan. Robert Benz has recorded the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas onto CD and has been the Trio Bamberg’s pianist since 1996. He has also held the chair of Professor for Piano at the University of Music in Mannheim (Germany) since 1990. Since 2005 he is artistic director of the Ettlingen competition.


Naoyuki Taneda, Deutschland (1988-2004)

originated from Kyoto (Japan.) After studying in Tokyo and Vienna he held the chair of Professor for Piano at the State Academy of Music in Karlsruhe (Germany) since 1967. From 1994 until 1999 he taught at the Kyoto City University of Arts (Japan) and then at the Shobi University (Japan). He has made a name for himself through concerts, lectures and seminars both in Germany and abroad and moreover through numerous prizewinners at international competitions who have been emerging from his school for years. Naoyuki Taneda was the artistic director of the International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen from its beginning in 1988 to 2004. Naoyuki Taneda passed away in February 2011.


Composition of the juries since 1988

 

 

 


Jurypersons since 1988


Andrea Bonatta, Italy

was born in Bolzano. Major influences in his musical development were studies with Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna, Nikita Magaloff in Geneva, Stefan Askenase in Bonn and Wilhelm Kempff in Positano. He has recorded on CD Brahms‘ complete works for piano as well as several other CDs dedicated to Liszt and Schubert. His book on Brahms‘ piano work is considered a milestone in this field and has been translated into German. Andrea Bonatta has been the artistic director of the ‚Ferruccio Busoni‘ International Piano Competition in Bolzano and vice president of the WFIMC of Geneva. He has played in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Korea, China and South Africa, and takes part in the jury at important competitions (Bolzano, Terni, Vercelli, Utrecht, Dortmund, Weimar, Pretoria, Moscow, Shanghai, Seoul).


Martin Canin, USA

has had a distinguished career as one of the most prominent piano pedagogues in the United States. After his own studies at the Juilliard School with the great teacher Rosina Lhevinne, he became her assistant and subsequently her successor at the school, where he has taught numerous winners of international piano competitions. In addition to his teaching, Martin Canin has performed, given master classes and served on competition juries throughout the world.


Ruben Dalibaltayan, Armenia

studied with Anahit Shahbazyan in Yerevan and Arthur Berngardt and Valery Kastelsky at Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. He is a prizewinner of competitions in Armenia, China, Croatia and Italy. Currently he is a professor of piano at the Zagreb University Music Academy and became 2017 visiting professor at the Liechtenstein music academy and will teach 2018 and 2019 “Talent Music Master Courses“ at Brescia Music Academy. He gives special dedication to the promotion of the works of Armenian and Croatian composers. For the CD “Blagoje Bersa piano works“ he received the “Vladimir Nazor Award”, the highest acknowledgement of the Croatian Ministry of Culture.


Christopher Elton, Great Britain

was born in Edinburgh and studied piano and cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London. During his studies he won numerous prizes at British and International competitions. He was Head of the Keyboard Department at the Royal Academy of Music in London for almost a quarter of a century. His pupils have achieved many prizes at international competitions such as Van Cliburn, Moscow-Tchaikovsky, New York Young Concert Artists, Leeds, Munich, Hamamatsu etc. Christopher Elton is an active jury member in international competitions, at music festivals and television events, and has given concerts in recent years in Europe, USA, Australia and Vietnam. He was appointed a Professor of the University of London in 2003. He is a member of the Ettlingen jury since the first competition 1988.


Gerhard Erber, Germany

originates from a piano making family from Dessau (Germany) and studied music at the State Academy of Music in Leipzig (Germany) under Amadeus Webersinke. He has taught at this school since 1978 and has been Professor since 1990. As a member of the Aulos Trio, the Hanns Eisler Group for Contemporary Music and as a soloist, he has given concerts in Europe, Asia and Central America. He is particularly involved with the music of the 20th Century, as well as the less well-known works of the classical heritage. Through his work with various childrenxs programmes, Gerhard Erber encourages the young generation to listen to music. He initiates the Bach Competition for children at Köthen (Germany) and has been active as a jury member in national and international competitions.


Constantin Ionescu-Vovu, Romanina

was born in Rumania and studied piano, composition and conducting at the Music Academy in Bucharest. He was active at this school as a teacher for over 30 years, and from 1990 until 2000 as Head of the Piano department. He was guest professor at the Keimyung University Taegu (Korea) and at the Nagoya College of Music (Japan). In addition he performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician in Europe, USA, Japan and Korea. Constantin Ionescu-Vovu has been a jury member at many international competitions, director of master courses and has brought out publications on the various artistic issues of pianism. He has edited piano music of Rumanian composers.


Hans Kann, Austria

was born in Vienna (Austria) and studied piano and composition there. He taught at Vienna State Academy, Tokyo University of Arts (Japan), Darmstadt Academy (Germany), and from 1977 until 1995 at the State Academy of Music in Vienna. Since 1946 he has given concerts in Europe, Japan, USA, China, Russia und South America. He recorded more than 120 discs and many radio programmes, mainly with contemporary music and rarely performed classical works. Hans Kann was member of the jury in competitions at Bolzano and Monza (Italy), Colmar (France) and Tokyo (Japan). Hans Kann passed away in June 2005.


Daejin Kim, Korea (Republic)

holds BM, MM, DMA degree from the Juilliard School where he studied with Martin Canin. He won the first prize at the “Robert-Casadesus-International Piano Competition” (now the Cleveland Competition) and has given master classes and performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He received a decoration for ‚the Artist of the Year‘ by the Ministry of Culture in Korea. His discography includes the Piano Concertos KV 488 and KV 453 by Mozart in which he conducted the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra from the keyboard. He is a professor at the Korean National University of Arts and has been a jury member for the most prestigious international competitions. His student, Sunwook Kim won the first prize in Ettlingen (2004), Clara Haskil (2005) and Leeds (2006).


Renate Kretschmar-Fischer, Germany

The retired Professor of the University of Music in Detmold studied as a pianist under Conrad Hansen, after beginning her studies originally in medicine. In over 40 years of teaching she has taught pupils from numerous countries, of whom many are now respected teachers at home and abroad. Among her students are many winners of international competitions. Renate Kretschmar-Fischer is director of master courses in various countries and a jury member in international competitions. Renate Kretschmar-Fischer passed away in September 2016.


Hans Leygraf, Austria

son of German/Austrian parents, was born in Stockholm, studied under Gottfried Boon and Anna Hirzel-Langenhan and completed his studies in composition and conducting in Stockholm and Munich. His concert tours led him throughout Europe as well as the former Soviet Union, the USA and to the Far East. He teached in Innsbruck, Darmstadt, Stockholm, Hannover and Berlin, since 1975 as Professor at the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg.. Many prize winning students have emerged under his auspices at international competitions. He directed master classes in many music centers throughout the world. Hans-Leygraf passed away in February 2011.


Maciej Lukaszczyk, Poland

received his musical education in Warsaw and Vienna. In addition to numerous solo performances, Maciej Lukaszczyk has also given many duo-concerts with his twin-brother Jacek in both West and East Europe, as well as the USA. He has expanded his educational activities to include, among others, master classes in Europe and in the USA. In 1970 he founded the Chopin Society in the Federal Republic of Germany (Incorporated Society) and has been the president until he passed away. He is an enthusiastic supporter of up and coming pianists, especially as the initiator of the European Chopin Piano Contest in Darmstadt. In 1991 he received the Federal Distinguished Service Cross 1st Class and in 1994 the Distinguished Service Medal from the city of Darmstadt. Maciej Lukaszczyk died in June 2014.


Wolfgang Manz, Germany
Wolfgang Manz
made his studies with Drahomir Toman and Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and is prizewinner of international competitions such as Leeds (1981, 2nd prize) and Brussels (Concours Reine Elisabeth 1983, 2nd prize). He has performed with the English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, RSO Berlin and the Staatskapelle Dresden. With Rolf Plagge he has established the piano duo “Duo Reine Elisabeth” and has made recordings for the labels Arte Nova, Chandos, Thorofon and Telos. From 2000 he is professor at the University of Music of Nürnberg, 2015-2017 he was vice president of this institution. Many of his students got prizes at international competitions such as Leeds, Hongkong, Cleveland and Valencia.


André Marchand, Germany

started to play the piano at age three and grew up as a member of Dresdner Kreuzchor. He studied in Freiburg and Paris with Carl Seemann, Pierre Sancan, Yvonne Lefébure and Thierry de Brunhoff. At age 27 he be- came Professor of Piano in the University of Wisconsin, at 30 at University of Music Freiburg, and since 1985 in University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. His worldwide activities include Concerto, Solo and Chamber appearances and Guest- Professorships in USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, France, Italy, Greece, Spain etc.. His stu- dents are teaching in important Universi- ties and Conservatories in USA, Japan, Greece, Spain, Korea, Italy and Germany.


Kristin Merscher, Germany

was born in 1961 in Frankfurt/Main and studied with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Pierre Sancan and György Sebök. She performed with many renowned orchestras, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam Philharmonic and the Munich Philharmonic and played all over Europe, as well as the USA, Canada and the Far East. She recorded for radio and TV stations in Germany and abroad. With Maria Kliegel she released on Naxos Records the complete sonatas for piano and violoncello of Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Brahms. Since 1990, Kristin Merscher is professor of piano at the University of Music Saarland, Germany.


Brigitte Meyer, Switzerland

was born in Biel (Switzerland). She studied with Denise Bidal (Lausanne) and Bruno Seidlhofer (Vienna). 1971 she was awarded the „Bösendorfer-Prize“, and was finalist of the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey (1975). She performed in international Festivals like Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival and Hakuba-Festival Japan and recorded many discs. She especially focuses on chamber music, among others with Martha Argerich, Maria-Joao Pires, Alexandre Rabinovitch and Heinrich Schiff. Since more than 20 years she teaches at the Conservatory Lausanne (Haute Ecole de Musique) and gives masterclasses in Tokyo and Teheran.


Milena Mollova, Bulgaria

gave her first piano recital at the age of six and studied with Emil Gilels and Guido Agosti. She won prizes at the first Tschajkovsky competition (Moscow 1958), M. Long (Paris 1959) and ARD (Munich 1962). Performances and masterclasses in Europe, USA, Canada and Asia. Founder and co-organizer of the BG-Swiss-Music-Festival and head of national and international Vladigerov-Competitions. She holds a professorship at the New Bulgarian University (NBU) in Sofia (Bulgaria) and is there head of the music department. She is also piano professor at the State Academy of Music in Sofia and president of EPTA Bulgaria.


Germaine Mounier, France

was born in Paris and performed numerous concerts in France, Europe as well as in the Middle and Far East. In 1978 she began her career as professor at the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique“ in Paris. In addition to that she also taught at the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris“ and offered courses at the Summer Academy of the “Mozarteum“ in Salzburg. Moreover, students regularly had the opportunity to attend her master courses in France, Germany and Japan. Germaine Mounier was a member of several international contest juries and Vice President of the Chopin Society in Paris. She died in Paris in June 2006.


Zuzana Niederdorfer, Slovakia

studied with Vera Gornostaeva, Györgi Sebök and Lazar Berman and received her doctoral degree in piano performance from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She is an award winner of many competitions (e.g. Robert Schumann Competition Zwickau, Santander), performs solo recitals and piano concertos in Europe, China and the USA and recorded several CDs. For 20 years she taught at Universities in Slovakia and currently she is a professor at Kunstuniversität Graz. She gives masterclasses in Europe and USA and is member of jury on European competitions. She organises the international piano competition and festival “Forum per tasti“ at Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. 


John Owings, USA

was born in San Antonio and studied in Texas with Dalies Frantz and Karl Leifheit. Further studies with Géza Anda, Wilhelm Kempff, Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin. He is head of the piano department at Texas Christian University (TCU). As recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, he has performed extensively in the USA, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and has been a jury member for many competitions. He received first prize and the Ravel Medal in the Robert Casadesus Competition (now the Cleveland Competition), and TCU’s highest honor – the Chancellor’s Award – in recognition of his performances of the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas.


Gitti Pirner, Germany

gave her first piano recital at the age of seven and when she was eight she made her „debut“ with Mozart‘s piano concerto in A major KV 488. When, aged 12, she played this concerto in a West German city the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on what it called an “artistic sensation”. She won the first prize at the international music competition in Geneva and has performed with conductors such as Sergiu Celibidache, Rudolf Kempe, Helmuth Rilling, Armin Jordan und Franz Welser-Möst. Alongside her career as a soloist she dedicates herself to chamber music and song-accompaniment. She has been in the jury for international competitions such as the ARD competition and holds a professorship at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.


Ewa Poblocka, Poland

studied at the Music Academy in Gdansk, and is prizewinner of competitions in Vercelli, Bordeaux and Warsaw. She has performed throughout most of Europe, as well as in America, the Far East and Australia. She has given concert performances with, among others, London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw. She has been broadcasted widely and recorded for labels like Deutsche Grammophon and Victor JVC. For her recording of Field’s complete Nocturnes she was awarded the John Field Medal. Ewa Poblocka also enjoys performing chamber music.


Eliane Reyes, Belgium


received her early training from her mother and gave her first concert at the age of five. She studied at the Brussels Conservatoire Royal, Berlin Hochschule des Künste, Salzburg Mozarteum and the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur. Her concert career has taken her to North America and the Far East, as well as throughout Europe. Her recordings have brought various awards and honours. She is professor of piano at the Brussels Conservatoire Royal de Musique as well as Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique and a frequent member of international competition juries. In July 2016 she was granted the title „Chevalier des arts et des lettres“ by the French Culture Minister. 1996 she was awarded the first prize (Category B) at the 5th Ettlingen International Competition.


Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Norway


studied with Nicolai Dirdal and Hans Leygraf and won numerous prizes at international competitions. From 1975 to 1981 and again since 1994 he is Professor of Piano at the University of Music of Hannover, Germany. His international career has included solo recitals in Europe, Japan, USA and Mexico. Concerto appearances include the London Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, and the Oslo and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestras in Norway. His recording of the Grieg Concerto was chosen by the BBC Saturday Review as the best version of this much-recorded concerto. He recently released the recording of all Grieg‘s piano music on Naxos.


Barbara Szczepanska, Germany

Born in Warsaw, she graduated of the Chopin Academy in Warsaw with Lidia Kozubek and Teresa Manasterska. Postgraduate piano studies with Victor Mierzanov. Concerts in Poland, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Spain and Italy. 1998-2002 and 2004-2008 she was vice-rector of the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule für Musik Düsseldorf. Now she leeds there the training center for talented children “Schumann junior”. Visiting professor in South Korea, Taiwan and China. Her students won many prizes in the international music competitions as the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Leeds International Piano Competition and ARD Competition Munich.


Jürgen Uhde, Germany

studied In the thirties at Berlin’s State Academy of Music under Leonid Kreutzer. He began teaching at the Stuttgart State Academy of Music in 1954. Even after his retirement, the professor emeritus continued to offer numerous master courses. He was especially renowned for his piano music publications. In particular his work in three volumes called “Beethovens Klaviermusik” (Beethoven’s Piano Music) and his book “Denken und Spielen” (Thinking and Playing), which explains the relationship of theory and practice in piano playing and was authored in collaboration with Dr. Renate Wieland, were published worldwide. Jürgen Uhde passed away in 1991.


Blanca Uribe, Colombia

born in Bogotá, Colombia, into a family of professional musicians, Blanca Uribe studied in Vienna with Richard Hauser and in New York with Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin. She is particularly noted for her interpretations of the 32 sonatas of Beethoven, which she has performed in cycle on several occasions, and the complete Iberia Suite of Isaac Albéniz. She enjoys a career as recitalist and soloist in Europe, South America and the United States. As a chamber musician, she has appeared with the Chicago, Orion and Brentano String Quartets, with Ani and Ida Kavafian and with the Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble. For 36 years, she held the George Sherman Dickinson Professorship of Music at Vassar College and is currently Professor of Piano at Eafit University in Medellin, Colombia.


Catherine Vickers, Canada

was born in Canada and studied in Hannover with Bernhard Ebert and Hans Leygraf. By “unanimous decision of the Jury“, she won in 1979 the Gold Medal at the International Busoni Competition Bolzano and was also a prizewinner at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 1981. She has performed throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. “The Listening Hand – piano exercises for contemporary music“ is published by Schott in four volumes. As Professor she taught both in Essen and in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and serves as jury member at numerous international competitions.


Wolfgang Watzinger, Germany

was born in Darmstadt, Germany, and studied at the Music Academies in Freiburg, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. He has served as Professor of Piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna since 1994.In 1971 he won First Prize at the National Piano Competition of the German Music Academies in Frankfurt. In 1973/74 he studied with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. 1980-1994 he was Professor of Piano at the music academies in Berlin and Detmold. He has performed in major European cities, the USA, South Africa, Japan, South Korea and China. With Bruce Berg he recorded the complete Violin Sonatas of Brahms (Centaur Records, 2001). His Solo CD (2004, Genuin Musicpro- duction) includes the Paganini Variations by Brahms and the Reger Bach Variations.


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Managing Directors

Frank Reich (since 1990)

first piano lessons with Inge Wiechmann. Studies under Naoyuki Taneda at the University of Music Karlsruhe (Germany). Postgraduate studies at the University of Music Cologne (Germany) and under Helena Costa in Porto/Portugal. 1. Prize at the National German Competition "Jugend musiziert" in 1980. Scholar of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation). Teaching: 1986-1993 Ettlingen School of Music, 1993-2015 Badisches Konservatorium Karlsruhe (since 1995 head of keyboard dept.), 2011-2013 Suwon-University Seoul/South Korea, 2014 Minzu-University of Beijing/P. R. China and Shenzhen Arts School, Shenzhen/P. R. China, since 2014 Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Bangkok/Thailand and since 2016 Sungshin Women's University, Seoul/Rep. Korea. 1998-2012 board member, vice-president and president of the European Union of Music Competition for Youth (EMCY). Managing Director of the Ettlingen Competition since 1990.


Norbert Karle (1988)

Studies at the University of Music Karlsruhe (Germany) in the subjects piano, music theory, voice and conducting. Postgraduate studies in musicology at the University of Heidelberg. Collaboration at the edition of the complete liturgical works of court music director Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer. Working as privat tutor and regular performances with his Ettlingen Chamber Ensemble. Since 1979 teacher for piano and music theory at Ettlingen School of Music and head of the department of piano and music theory. Since 1982 vice director of the Ettlingen School of Music. Cultivating close contacts with Ettlingen twin cities Epernay (France) and Gatchina (Russia). After extensive preparation he became Managing Director of the first Ettlingen Competition in 1988. Norbert Karle passed away in April 2010.