International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition
The International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition (German: Internationaler Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Wettbewerb) is a music competition in Leipzig, Germany, held by the Bach-Archiv Leipzig. It was founded in 1950 and was held every four years from 1964 to 1996 with five subjects and is now held every two years with three changing subjects. From 1965 the competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva.
Prize winners have included:
- Pianists: Tatiana Nikolayeva, Jörg Demus, Waldemar Maciszewski (1950), Igor Lazko (1964), Valery Afanassiev, Ivan Klansky (1968), Kei Itoh (1980), Ueli Wiget (1984), Nikolai Luganski (1988), Ragna Schirmer (1992 & 1998), Cornelia Herrmann, Christopher Hinterhuber (1996), Miku Nishimoto-Neubert (1998), Martin Stadtfeld (2002), Irina Zahharenkova (2006), Ilya Poletaev (2010), Hilda Huang (2014)
- Organists: Amadeus Webersinke, Karl Richter, Diethard Hellmann (1950), Daniel Chorzempa (1968), Hans Fagius (1972), Matthias Eisenberg (1976), Jaroslav Tůma (1980), John Scott (1984), Balint Karosi (2008)
- Violinists: Alexei Gorokhov (1950), Oleg Kagan (1968), Hiroko Suzuki, Johannes Ludwig Von Schwartz (1984), Marat Bisengaliev (1988), Rachel Barton (1992), Shunsuke Sato (2010)
- Cellists: Alexander Rudin (1976), Michael Sanderling (1988), Richard Harwood (2004)
- Flutists: Matthias Rust, Alison Mitchell (1984)
- Singers: Bruce Abel (1964), Gábor Németh (1976), Jadwiga Rappé (1980), Bogna Bartosz (1992), Simone Kermes, Christoph Genz, Ekkehard Abele (1996), Jan Kobow (1998), Franziska Gottwald (2002), Dominik Wörner (2002), Markus Flaig (2004)
For a complete list of musicians who have been awarded in the competition see the List of prize-winners of the International Bach Competition.
Members of jury have included:
- pianists Dmitri Shostakovich (1950), Paul Badura-Skoda (2006), Malcolm Bilson (chairmaster of pianists – 2010), Bruno Canino (2006), Jan Ekier (1964), João Carlos Martins (2010), Bernard Ringeissen (2010), Tamás Vásáry (2010), Fanny Waterman (2010)
- harpsichordists Bob van Asperen (2006), Richard Egarr (2010), Robert Hill (chairmaster of harpsichordists – 2010), Andrea Marcon (2010), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (2006), Magdalena Myczka (2000, 2010), Masaaki Suzuki (2006)
- organists Hans Fagius (2012), Bronisław Rutkowski (1964, died during the competition), Ton Koopman (chairmaster - 2012)
- Christopher Hogwood has served as a juror in the vocal category in 2012