The Prize Winners of the Bach Competition 2016

Bach-Wettbewerb
Sat 16.7.16

On 16 July the winners of the XX. Leipzig International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition 2016 have been announced.

Organ

1st Prize: Kazuki Tomita / 27 years / Japan
2nd Prize: Pavel Svoboda / 28 years / Czech Republic
3rd Prize: Alina Nikitina / 32 years / Russian Federation

Voice

1st Prize: Patrick Grahl / 28 years / Tenor / Germany
2nd Prize: Raphael Höhn / 31 years / Tenor / Switzerland
3rd Prize: Geneviève Tschumi / 27 years / Alto / Switzerland

Violoncello/Baroque violoncello

1st Prize: Paolo Bonomini / 27 years / Violoncello / Italy
2nd Prize: Ursina Braun / 24 years / Violoncello / Switzerland
3rd Prize: Vladimir Waltham / 27 years / Baroque violoncello / France/Great Britain

 

Have a look at 2016's Bach Prize Winners, or download the images in a zip file (27 MB).

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Further prizes have been awarded

  • Christa Bach-Marschall Foundation prize: Scholarship for one East European candidate for a masterclass
    Liubov Nosova / 23 years / Organ / Russian Federation
     
  • Genuin Classics prize: CD production with one prize winner
    Paolo Bonomini / 27 years / Violoncello / Italy
     
  • Special prize of the Bachfest Tübingen: Performance and fee of 1.000 € at Bachfest Tübingen 2018
    Alina Nikitina / 32 years / Organ / Russian Federation
     
  • Urtext-Preise Bärenreiter: € 500 of vouchers for the purchase of sheet music from Bärenreiter publishers
    Jihoon Song / 31 years / Organ / Republic of Korea
    Viola Blache / 22 years / Soprano / Germany
    Katarina Schmidt / 23 years / Baroque violoncello / Germany
     
  • Audience Award: € 500 for one finalist in each category
    Kazuki Tomita / 27 years / Organ / Japan
    Patrick Grahl / 28 years / Tenor / Germany
    Ursina Braun / 24 years / Violoncello / Switzerland
     
  • Special prize of the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra: A concert with a finalist
    Geneviève Tschumi / 27 years / Alto / Switzerland
     
  • Special prize of Bachkirche Arnstadt: performance for the competition's youngest participant
    Sebastian Heindl / 18 years / Organ / Germany