170 videos were submitted in total to the Challenge, which replaced this year’s International Sperger Competition for Double Bass
Replacing this year’s International Sperger Competition for Double Bass , which was postponed until 2022 owing to COVID-19, the International Double Bass Quarantine Challenge has come to its conclusion.
The Challenge, which was open to double bassists of all nations and ages, ran for seven weeks, from 15 June to 27 July. Participants were asked to send in videos from these ’Corona times’, playing whatever they wanted, with whoever they wanted, wherever they wanted. 170 videos were submitted in total, and the final list of winners - in several categories - were announced this week.
In the ‘Virtuosity’ category, first prize was awarded jointly to Naomi Shaham (Israel) and Zhelin Wen (China). Second prize went to Vincente Salas Ramirez (Chile), Arsenii Gazizov (Russia) and Felix Leissner (Germany). Third prize went to Julián Medina (Argentina).
In the ‘No Limit’ category, first prize was awarded to Jacob Warren (USA). Third prize jointly went to Vincas Bačius (Lithuania) and Robert Catinella (USA)
In the ‘Innovation’ category, the winner was Takuya Kuribara (Japan).
In the ‘Creativity’ category, the winner was Gregor Praml (Germany).
In the ‘Split Screen’ category, first prize was awarded to Glenn Grossmann (Germany). Third prize was jointly awarded to Thomas Allin (Denmark) and Riccardo Baiocco (Italy).
The ‘Cinematic award’ was presented to Antonio Mercurio (Italy).
The ‘Young Artist award’ went to Junha Moon (South Korea).
The ‘Humour award’ was presented to Gleb Diaghilev (Russia).
The ‘Jury award’ went to Glenn Grossmann (Germany).
The ‘Audience award’ went to Vicente Salas Ramirez (Chile) and Riccardo Baiocco (Italy).
All nominees receive a certificate and selected videos have been shared on the competition’s website and social media channels.
Vicente Salas Ramirez