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 Christian Zeller Privatstiftung.

Prize money: € 1,000.

Participation: all string players

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 Christian Zeller Privatstiftung

Prize money: € 1,000.

Participation: all wind players

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.

Participation: all pianists

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.

Participation: all chamber musicians

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.

Participation: all wind players

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.

Participation: all pianists

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.

Participation: all string quartets

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

Participation: piano trios

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

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

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

Participation: all composers

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

Participation: all chamber musicians

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: € 1,000.

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

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.

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

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

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

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: € 1,000

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

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.

Participation: all chamber musicians

Zoltán Kodály Award

Details Zoltán Kodály Award

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

Prize money: € 1,000.

Participation: all instrumentalists and singers

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