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Henle Piano Competition 2017: The winners

 

72 young pianists from ten countries took part in the Henle Piano Competition on YouTube. You can see and hear their enthusiasm and fun. All participants were requested to play one movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s "Wunderkind" Sonatas. Our sincere thanks go to all the girls and boys for their lively participation that really delighted us. A few days ago, the jury sat together for the final discussion and decision making. After thoroughly appraising each contribution the following winners were determined:

Age group I (6 to 7 years)

1st Prize (150 Euros):

Celina Höferlin from Mainz, Germany

 

2nd Prize (100 Euros):

Alessia Gallo from Vienna, Austria

 

3rd Prize (50 Euros each):

Diana Borchardt from Hannover, Germany
and Gustav Dietzsch from Greiz, Germany

 

The 4th through 7th Prizes (a Henle Urtext edition each) were awarded to the following participants without placement (in alphabetical order):

Angel Dandikov from Sofia, Bulgaria

Dastan Humbert from Liancourt, France

Mia Plechinger from Niederwerth, Germany

Toby Qin from Chapel Hill, U.S.A.

 

 


 

Age group II (8 to 9 years)

1st Prize (180 Euros):

Colin Alexander Pütz from Niederkassel, Germany



2nd Prize (120 Euros each):

Matthew Chang from Bethesda, U.S.A.
and Weien Amy Luo from Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

 

3rd Prize (60 Euros):

Karla Ferrier from Rheinbreitbach, Germany

 

The 4th through 9th Prizes (a Henle Urtext edition each) were awarded to the following participants without placement (in alphabetical order):


Mao Arikawa from Munich, Germany

Elina Baron from Munich, Germany

Justin Huang from Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Daniel Dwipradja Pangestu from Tangeran, Indonesia

Helena Wieser from Munich, Germany

Zeen Maria Xu from Bad Homburg v. d. H., Germany

 

 


 

Age group III (10 to 11 years)

1st Prize (200 Euros):

Ryan Bradshaw from Bratislava, Slovakia



2nd Prize (130 Euros):

Naotaka Sato from Vienna, Austria

 

3rd Prize (70 Euros each):

Kilian Strubel from Schleiz, Germany
and Lucy Will from Honolulu, U.S.A.

 

The 4th through 8th Prizes (a Henle Urtext edition each) were awarded to the following participants without placement (in alphabetical order):


Ayaka Appel from Oberursel, Germany

Thibault Di Fiore from Hasselt, Belgium

Sophia Filipov from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Mirko Kegel from Munich, Germany

Natalie Mudde from Lippo Karawaci, Indonesia

 

The members of the jury were

- Prof. Michael Schäfer, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich
- Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert, G. Henle Verlag, Munich
- Prof. Claudius Tanski, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

A listing of all participants is available, ordered by age groups, on our YouTube channel.

The 1.-3. Prize winners received money prizes. All other prizes were Henle Urtext music books. The prizes will be sent by post shortly. Congratulations to all the winners!

The 7. Henle Piano Competition will start in January 2018!