Competitions, Awards and Appointments: June 2022


This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests


The Berlin-based Leonkoro Quartet  has won first prize and £10,000 at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. The quartet also received the Bram Eldering Prize, Sidney Griller Award, Haydn Prize, Alan Bradley Mozart Prize and Twentieth Century Prize, totalling £5,200. The quartet comprises violinists Jonathan Schwarz, 26, and Amelie Wallner, 23, violist Mayu Konoe, 24, and cellist Lukas Schwarz, 24.

Germany’s Amelio Piano Trio  has taken home first prize and €8,000 at the Schumann Chamber Music Competition in Frankfurt, Germany. The trio’s members, all 22 years old, are violinist Johanna Schubert, cellist Merle Geissler and pianist Philipp Kirchner. Second prize and €6,000 were awarded to both the Trio Orelon and Trio Delyris. No third prize was awarded.

Spanish double bassist David Santos Luque, 21, was awarded first prize and €8,500 at the International Johann Matthias Sperger Competition for double bass in Rostock, Germany. Luque also won the special prize for the best interpretation of the competition’s compulsory contemporary piece. Second prize and €4,500 were awarded to José Trigo, 24, from Portugal, who also won the audience prize…

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