The Prize Winners of the Bach Competition 2018

Bach-Wettbewerb
Sat 21.7.18

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On 21 July the winners of the XXI. Leipzig International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition 2018 have been announced.

Piano

1st Prize: Rachel Naomi Kudo / 31 years / USA
rachelkudo88[@]gmail.com
2nd Prize: Arash Rokni / 25 years / Iran
rokniarash[@]hotmail.com
3rd Prize: Jonathan Ferrucci / 24 years / Australia/Italy
jonathanferrucci[@]hotmail.com

Harpsichord

1st Prize: Avinoam Shalev / 29 years / Israel
info[@]avinoamshalev.com
2nd Prize: Andrew Rosenblum / 32 years / USA
Rosenblum.Andrew[@]gmail.com
3rd Prize: Anastasia Antonova / 28 years / Russia
anasnasa[@]yandex.ru

Violin/Baroque violin

1st Prize: Maria Włoszczowska / 26 years / violin / Poland
maria.wloszczowska[@]gmail.com
2nd Prize: Maia Cabeza / 25 years / violin / USA/Canada
maiacabezavln[@]gmail.com
3rd Prize: Hed Yaron Meyerson / 28 years / Baroque violin / Germany/Israel
hedyaronmeirson[@]gmail.com

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Further prizes have been awarded

  • Christa Bach-Marschall Foundation prize: Scholarship for one East European candidate for a masterclass
    Maurycy Raczyński / 26 years / harpsichord / Poland
     
  • Genuin Classics prize: CD production with one prize winner
    Maia Cabeza / 25 years / violin / USA/Canada
     
  • Urtext-Preise Bärenreiter: € 500 of vouchers for the purchase of sheet music from Bärenreiter publishers
    Till Johannes Hoffmann / 22 years / piano / Germany
    Avinoam Shalev / 29 years / harpsichord / Israel
    Elly Suh / 29 years / violin / USA/Republic Korea

     

  • Audience Award: € 500 for one finalist in each category, presented by Friends of the Bach Archive
    Arash Rokni / 25 years / piano / Iran
    Aleksander Mocek / 28 years / harpsichord / Poland
    Maria Włoszczowska / 26 years / violin / Poland

     

  • Special prize of the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra: A concert with a finalist
    Alexander von Heißen / 23 years / Germany
     
  • Conzerts with Steinway Prize Winner Concerts Network
    Rachel Naomi Kudo / 31 years / USA