Competitions, Awards and Appointments: August 2021


This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests


The Egmont Trio has won first prize at the Beethoven in his Time competition for historical performance practice in Siegburg, Germany. The €15,000 award comes with a Naxos CD recording opportunity. Formed in 2019 in Germany, the ensemble consists of violinist Luiza Labouriau, 31, cellist Martin Knörzer, 34, and pianist Gilad Katznelson, 31. The second prize was won by the Alterna Trio, which took home €10,000.

Chinese violist Yuchen Lu, 22, has won first prize at the Irving M. Klein International String Competition in San Francisco, CA, US, receiving $13,000 and several concert engagements. Lu currently studies with Carol Rodland at the Juilliard School, and is a former student of Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory…

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