ARD International Music Competition

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The ARD International Music Competition (German: Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD) is the largest international classical music competition in Germany. It is held once a year in Munich.

History[edit]

Since its inception in 1952, the ARD International Music Competition has become one of the most prestigious classical music competitions.[citation needed] It was started by the broadcasting corporations of what was once known as the Federal Republic of Germany. It is run under the backing of the Bayerischer Rundfunk and takes place usually in September. Winning a prize at this ARD International Music Competition has been an enormous aid for internationally famous artists[citation needed] such as Jessye Norman, Francisco Araiza, Natalia Gutman, Christoph Eschenbach, Nobuko Imai, Mitsuko Uchida, Thomas Quasthoff, Yuri Bashmet, Christian Tetzlaff, Sharon Kam, Heinz Holliger, Isabelle Moretti, Peter Sadlo, and Maurice André, to name just a few.

The ARD International Music Competition has its roots in an earlier competition. Between 1947 and 1950 the Frankfurter Rundfunk assisted this “Young Soloists Competition”. The earliest competition discovered two female vocalists who would soon take their place among the international talented: Christa Ludwig and Erika Köth. Instrumentalists included the flautist Karl-Heinz Zöller and the pianist Robert Alexander Bohnke. This newly founded ARD continued the concept of bringing together talented young musicians from the entire globe.

The first ARD International Music Competition took place in 1952. What makes this competition so unique[clarification needed] is that the categories alter from year to year to include solo instruments, as well as voice and chamber ensembles. The importance of including modern music has been very prominent; contemporary composers have regularly been commissioned to write new pieces for this Competition ever since the year 2001. The ARD International Music Competition not only stimulates competition among the many musicians but also serves the musical citizens as a centre where musicians can meet.

Anywhere from 350 to 450 young musicians apply each year to compete. Some 200 candidates coming from 35 to 40 countries make it past the preliminary round. A large percentage of competitors come from countries other than Germany (up to 86%) and this provides the highest levels of competition.[citation needed]

From 2001 to 2005, Christoph Poppen, then the conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, has been Artistic Director of the ARD International Music Competition. Ingeborg Krause took over the task of organising the competition that same year, after serving 35 years as the head of another famous German competition called the “Jugend musiziert”.

In 2007, the ARD International Music Competition was in September for the categories of oboe, trombone, percussion and piano trio. The of original compositions by Johannes Maria Staud, Søren Nils Eichberg, Jörg Widmann and Maricio Kagel will be required to be played.

ARD International Music Competition laureates[edit]

1998[edit]

Voice (male)

1999[edit]

Piano

Violin

  • 2nd Prize: Bin Huang, V.R. China
  • 3rd Prizes (shared): Andrei Bielov, Ukraine; Francesco Manara, Italy

Horn

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Alessio Allegrini, Italy; László Seemann, Hungary
  • 3rd Prize: Sibylle Mahni, Switzerland

Organ

2000[edit]

Voice (female)

Voice (male)

Viola

Flute

Piano Duo

String Quartet

  • 2nd Prize: Avalon String Quartett, France/Canada/USA
  • 3rd Prize: Quartetto Prometeo, Italy

2001[edit]

Violin

Cello

  • 1st Prize: Danjulo Ishizaka, Germany
  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Julie Albers, USA; Monika Leskovar, Croatia
  • 3rd Prize: Thomas Carroll, Great Britain

Saxophone

Percussion

Wind Quintet

  • 1st Prize: Miró Ensemble, Spain
  • 2nd Prize: Orsolino Quintett, Germany/Austria
  • 3rd Prize: St. Petersburg Woodwind Quintet, Russia

2002[edit]

Bassoon

Oboe

Piano

  • 1st Prize: Denys Proshayev, Ukraine
  • 2nd Prize: Ferenc Vizi, Romania
  • 3rd Prize: Chiao-Ying Chang, Taiwan

Piano Trio

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Trio con Brio, Denmark/Korea; Trio Ondine, Sweden/Denmark/Norway

2003[edit]

Voice (female)

Voice (male)

Double Bass

Clarinet

Trumpet

2004[edit]

Viola

Flute

String Quartet

  • 1st Prize: Quatuor Ébène, France
  • 2nd Prize: Faust Quartett, Germany
  • 3rd Prize: Quatuor Benaïm, Israel/France

Harp

2005[edit]

Violin

Cello

Horn

Piano Duo

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Victor y Luis del Valle, Spain; Piano Duo Poskute - Daukantas, Lithuania
  • 3rd Prize: Silivanova - Puryzhinskiy, Russia

2006[edit]

Voice/Opera

  • 1st Prize: Jun Mo Yang, Korea
  • 2nd Prize: Joshua Hopkins, Canada
  • 3rd Prizes (shared): Ilse Eerens, Belgium; Anna Kasyan, Armenia

Voice/Lied

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Roxana Constantinescu, Rumania; Carolina Ullrich, Chile/Germany
  • 3rd Prizes (shared): Colin Balzer, Canada; Peter Schöne, Germany

Piano

Wind Quintet

  • 1st Prize: Quintette Aquilon, France
  • 2nd Prize: Quintett Chantily, Germany/Hungary/Russia/Finland
  • 3rd Prize: Weimarer Bläserquintett, Germany

2007[edit]

Oboe

Trombone

Percussion

  • 1st Prize: Johannes Fischer, Germany
  • 2nd Prize: Vassilena Serafimova, Bulgaria

Piano Trio

  • 1st Prize: Tecchler Trio, Switzerland/Germany
  • 2nd Prize: Morgenstern Trio, Germany/France
  • 3rd Prize: Trio Cérès, France

2008[edit]

Viola

Clarinet

Bassoon

String Quartet

2009[edit]

Violin

Double Bass

Voice

  • 1st Prize: Anita Watson, Australia
  • 2nd Prize: Sunyoung Seo, Korea; Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Germany
  • 3rd Prize: Hye Jung Lee, Korea; Falko Hönisch, Germany

2010[edit]

Flute

Cello

Horn

Piano Duo

  • 2nd Prize: Hyun Joo & Hee Jin June - Remnant Piano Duo, South Korea
  • 3rd Prize: Susan & Sarah Wang - DoubleWang Duo, USA
  • Special Prize: Pianoduo Groebner & Trisko, Austria

2011[edit]

Oboe

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Tondre, France, with Public Prize; Ivan Podyomov, Russia
  • 3rd Prize: Cristina Gómez Godoy, Spain; Marc Lachat, France

Organ

  • 1st Prize: Schöch, Austria
  • 2nd Prize: Anna-Victoria Baltrusch, German
  • 3rd Prize: Lukas Stollhof, Dutch

Trumpet

  • 1st Prize: Manuel Blanco Gómez-Limón, Spain
  • 2nd Prize: Alexandre Baty, France
  • 3rd Prize: Ferenc Mausz, Hungary, with Public Prize

Piano

2012[edit]

Voice (male)

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Dashon Burton, USA; Hansung Yoo, South Korea, with Public Prize
  • 3rd Prize: Kyubong Lee, South Korea

Voice (female)

  • 1st Prize: Olena Tokar, Ukraine
  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Sumi Hwang, South Korea; Anna Sohn, South Korea
  • 3rd Prize: Sophia Christine Brommer, Germany, with Public Prize

Clarinet

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Sergey Eletskiy, Russia; Stojan Krkuleski, Serbia, with Public Prize; Annelien Van Wauwe, Belgium

String Quartet

  • 1st Prize: Armida Quartett, Germany, with Public Prize
  • 2nd Prize: Novus String Quartet, South Korea
  • 3rd Prize: Calidore String Quartet, USA/Canada

2013[edit]

Violin

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Bomsori Kim, South Korea; Christel Lee, USA, with Public Prize
  • Special Prize of the Munich Chamber Orchestra: Diana Tishchenko, Ukraine

Viola

  • 1st Prize: Yura Lee, South Korea
  • 2nd Prize: Kyoungmin Park, South Korea, with Public Prize
  • 3rd Prize: Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka, Poland
  • Prize for the Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Work: Adrien Boisseau, France
  • Special Prize of the Henning Tögel Talent Foundation for Outstanding Talents: Lydia Rinecker, Germany

Bassoon

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Sophie Dartigalongue, France, with Public Prize; Rie Koyama, Japan, with Prize for the Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Work
  • 3rd Prize: María José Rielo Blanco, Spain, with BR-Klassik Online-Preis

Piano Trio

  • 2nd Prizes (shared): Van Baerle Trio, Netherlands, with Public Prize; Trio Karénine, France, with Prize for the Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Work

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alfred Kim". http://www.oper-frankfurt.de. Oper Frankfurt. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

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