Competitions, Challenges & Awards

Masterclass participants will have the opportunity to win monetary awards:

Competition: Open awards for all instrumentalists and singers (e.g. Viennese Classicism Award). This competition will be held before a jury made up of professors from various courses.

Challenges: Course­specific awards (e.g. String Soloists Award) conferred following the Challenge concerts. The jury consists of the professors who teach the relevant courses.

The award winners of the Competition and Challenges will take part in a ceremony at the Prizewinners’ Concert.

The jury may decide to split awards in certain cases.

Awards 2022

String Soloists' Award

Details String Soloists' Award

donated for an outstanding performance of a participant in the Masterclass for String Soloists. Sponsored by the Association of Friends of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Prize money: € 1,000.

This award was divided:

Indi Stivín, double bass
Michael Shaham, violin
Amira Abouzahra, violin

Wind Instrument Players' Award

Details Wind Instrument Players' Award

donated for an outstanding performance of a participant or a participating ensemble in the Masterclasses for Wind Instrument Soloists and Ensembles.
Sponsored by the Association of Friends of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Prize money: € 1,000.

This award was divided:

Katharina Mätzler, bassoon
Zsombor Daniel Eszenyi, clarinet

Pianists' Award

Details Pianists' Award

donated for an outstanding performance of a participant in the Masterclass for Piano. Sponsored by L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH, Vienna /Wr. Neustadt.

Prize money: € 1,000.

This award was divided:

Yuval Shmila, piano
Tomer Kviatek, piano

Chamber Music Award

Details Chamber Music Award

donated for an outstanding chamber music performance: strings or strings & piano. Sponsored by the Joseph Haydn Department of Chamber Music and Contemporary Music  at the mdw, Vienna.

Prize money: € 1,000.

This award was divided:

Trio Ernest: Stanislas Gosset, violin & Clément Dami, cello & Natasha Roque Alsina, piano
Trio Chagall: Edoardo Grieco, violin & Francesco Massimino, cello & Lorenzo Nguyen, piano

Antonín Reicha Award

Details Antonín Reicha Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Antonín Reicha or another representative work from the repertoire of Czech Classicism for wind instruments, solo or ensemble.

Sponsored by Nadace Život Umĕlce, Prague.

Prize money: € 2,000.

as Quintet:
Mathilde Alvin Benon, flute & Cara Megnin, oboe & Bence Bubreg, clarinet & Yael Wolfson, horn & Yonatan Glazer, bassoon

Georges Cziffra Award

Details Georges Cziffra Award

donated for an outstanding performance of a work by Georges Cziffra. Sponsored by Foundation Cziffra Austria, Vienna.

Prize money: € 1,000.

This prize has not been awarded

Artis Quartet Award

Details Artis Quartet Award

donated for an outstanding performance / interpretation of a participating string quartet. Sponsored by ARTIS Quartet, Vienna.

Prize money: € 1,000.

This award was divided:

Zorá Quartet: Dechopol Kowintaweewat, violin & Haruna Sato, violin & Julian Sawhill, viola & Zizai Ning, cello
Rubik Quartet: Janay Tulenova, violin & Zarina Imayakova, violin & Nicholas Hughes, viola & Urh Mrak, cello

Piano Chamber Music Award

Details Piano Chamber Music Award

donated for an outstanding chamber music performance: strings and piano.
Sponsored by Yamaha Music Europe, Branch Austria.

Prize money: € 1,000

Trio Bohémo: Matouš Pěruška, violin & Kristina Vocetková, cello & Jan Vojtek, piano

Award of the Christian Zeller Foundation

Details Award of the Christian Zeller Foundation

awarded for an outstanding interpretation of a rarely performed work from the time when the famous Suedbahnhotel was created (1870s/80s).
Provided by Christian Zeller Private Foundation, Vienna

Prize money: € 1,000

This award was divided:

Trio Chagall: Edoardo Grieco, violin & Francesco Massimino, cello & Lorenzo Nguyen, piano
Trio Ernest: Stanislas Gosset, violin & Clément Dami, cello & Natasha Roque Alsina, piano

Composition Award

Details Composition Award

An outstanding composition by a participant in the Masterclass for Composition which is originated or finalized during isa22 will be recognized with an award donated by the Christian Zeller Pirvatstiftung.

Prize money: € 1,000

This award was divided:

Paula Piñeiro Benítez
Miguel Segura Sogorb

AHUV Award

Details AHUV Award

AHUV Award: Chamber music by a Czech composer post-1950
donated for an outstanding interpretation of a post-1950 chamber music work by a Czech composer. Sponsored by Asociace hudebních umělců a vědců (AHUV)/ Czech Society of the Arts and Science, Prague.

Prize money: € 1,000

This prize has not been awarded

Bohuslav Martinů Award

Details Bohuslav Martinů Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Bohuslav Martinů. Sponsored by Bohuslav Martinů Foundation, Prague.

Prize money: € 2,000.

This award was divided:

Bence Bubreg, clarinet
Gala Kossakowski Baladrón, flute

Gottfried von Einem Award

Details Gottfried von Einem Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Gottfried von Einem. Sponsored by the Gottfried von Einem-Music Foundation, Vienna.

Prize money: € 1,000.

Indi Stivín, double bass

Ignaz Pleyel Award

Details Ignaz Pleyel Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Ignaz Pleyel. Sponsored by the Niederoesterreich Fonds.

Prize money: € 1,000

Trio: Fabian Egger, flute & Jazmin Szurcsik, clarinet & Levente Bubreg, bassoon

Viennese Classicism Award

Details Viennese Classicism Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work of Viennese Classicism, excl. Franz Schubert. Sponsored by S IMMO AG, Vienna.

Prize money: € 2,000

This award was divided:

Zorá Quartet: Dechopol Kowintaweewat, violin & Haruna Sato, violin & Julian Sawhill, viola & Zizai Ning, cello
Lorenz Karls, violin
Anna Winter, flute

Viktor Kalabis Award

Details Viktor Kalabis Award

String quartet and chamber music
donated for an outstanding interpretation of a string quartet or another chamber music work by Viktor Kalabis. Sponsored by Foundation Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Růžičková, Prague.

Prize money: € 1,000.

Fabian Sahm, oboe

Zoltán Kodály Award

Sonnderpreis der Jury, vergeben für eine herausragende Interpretation eines Nachwuchstalents.
Zur Verfügung gestellt vom Verein der Freunde der Wiener Philharmoniker.

Dotierung: €1.000

Teilnahme: alle bis einschließlich 17 Jahre.

Details Zoltán Kodály Award

donated for an outstanding interpretation of a work by Zoltán Kodály. Sponsored by Sarolta Kodály, Budapest.

Prize money: € 1,000.

This award was divided:

Amira Abouzahra, violin
Lorenz Karls, violin

Singing Award

Details Singing Award

awarded for an outstanding interpretation of a vocal work.

Provided by the Christian Zeller Private Foundation.

Prize money: €1,000

This award was divided:

Maria Pintea, mezzo-soprano
Olena Herneha, soprano

Piano Duo Award

Details Piano Duo Award

awarded for an outstanding performance of a piano duo. Provided by the Christian Zeller Private Foundation.

Prize money: €1,000

Participation: all piano duos.

This award was divided:

Duo Kalábová & Gugg
Tereza Kalábová, Klavier
Johannes Gugg, Klavier

Inoue/Harada Piano Duo
Yuka Inoue, Klavier
Sakie Harada, Klavier

Antón & Maite Piano Duo
Antón Dolgov, Klavier
Maite León, Klavier

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