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Henle Piano Competition 2020

136 young pianists from 24 countries took part in the Henle Piano Competition. You can see and hear their enthusiasm and fun. All participants were requested to play a piece by Ludwig van Beethoven. 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 1 (6 to 7 years)

1st Prize (150 Euros):

Linus Guwen Jia from Frankfurt/Main, Germany

 

2nd Prize (100 Euros each):

Wilson Liu from San Ramon, CA, USA
and
Eddie Li from Germering, Germany

 

3rd Prize (50 Euros each):

Karissa Lin from Fairfax, VA, USA
and
Riu-Nefr Goltz Akimoto from Frankfurt/Main, Germany

 

The 4th through 10th Prizes (a Henle Urtext edition each) were awarded to the following participants without placement (in alphabetical order):

Luise Bold from Bad Dürkheim, Germany

Muni Chen from Munich, Germany

Valerie Hespelt from Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Jesslyn Alexia Koo from Griesheim, Germany

Seiya Sevestrian from Munich, Germany

Clive Terrence Wijaya from Surabaya, Indonesia

Evangeline Zou from Freemont, CA, USA

 

 

Age group 2 (8 to 9 years)

1st Prize (180 Euros):

Linda Yuan from Heidelberg, Germany



2nd Prize (120 Euros each):

Lisann Pahnke from Essen, Germany
and
Marie Elisa Himpel from Hanover, Germany

 

3rd Prize (60 Euros each):

Isabella Xue from San Jose, CA, USA
and
Matthea Zhao from London, United Kingdom

 

The 4th through 10th Prizes (a Henle Urtext edition each) were awarded to the following participants without placement (in alphabetical order):

Arthur Aretz-Yu from Düren, Germany

Xizhi Aiden Luo from Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

Megan Phuan from Singapore

Nicolas Sege from Uetikon am See, Switzerland

Ho Wing Sze from Hong Kong, China

Sona Tamura from Vienna, Austria

Emilie Xu from Taufkirchen, Germany

 

 

 

Age group 3 (10 to 11 years)

1st Prize (200 Euros):

Raúl Salazar from Torreon, Mexico

2nd Prize (130 Euros each):

Celina Höferlin from Mainz, Germany
and
Josephine Chow from Austin, TX, USA

 

3rd Prize (70 Euros each):

Elisabeth Namchevadze from Stuttgart, Germany
and
Matthew Chang from Bethesda, MD, USA

 

The 4th through 10th Prizes (a Henle Urtext edition each) were awarded to the following participants without placement (in alphabetical order):

Pauline Heinrich from Calw, Germany

Mina Selina Himpel from Hanover, Germany

Alexandra Keane from Waterford, Ireland

Zev Sebastian from London, United Kingdom

Richarda Shopov from Lübeck, Germany

Olivia Tu from Austin, TX, USA

Allyson Yu from Milpitas, CA, USA

 

 

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 10. Henle Piano Competition will start in January 2021!