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The winners of the Henle piano competition 2015

166 young pianists between the ages of 6 and 11 took part in our piano competition on YouTube – their enthusiasm is plain for all to see and hear. Each one of them played a piece from Robert Schumann’s “Album für die Jugend” (Album for the Young). We would like to thank all of them for their enthusiastic participation – we were really delighted to see this. 

A few days ago the jury met in Munich and we listened to all of the competitors. After careful consideration, we would like to announce the winners:





Age group 1 (6 to 8 years)

1st prize: Soley Blümel
(150 euros) 


2nd prize: Alejandro Gonzáles Gerwig and Anna Sokolova
(100 euros each)


3rd prize: Cosima Heilmaier and Sonja Uhlmann
(50 euros each) 


The 4th to 10th prizes (each prize is an Urtext edition) have been awarded to the following participants (in alphabetical order): 

Laurin Atzenbeck

Joelin Buen

Sophia Filipov

Luna Pellegrin

Colin Alexander Pütz

Madita Warter

Aoi Yokota


Special prize: Kai Gergov (5 years)



Age group 2 (9 to 11 years)

1st prize: Lucía Cerviño
(200 euros) 


2nd prize: Mirko Kegel and Jan Jozefowski
(130 euros each) 


3rd prize: Helena Katharina Ernst and Monan Jülch
(70 euros each)

The 4th to 13th prizes (each prize is an Urtext edition) have been awarded to the following participants (in alphabetical order):  

Christian Brandenburger

Valerie Ettenauer

Emely Geiger

Carolina Hinz

Hedi Louise Kramer

Josephine Rotter

Hagen Stahnecker

Maximilian Wolter

Chihana Yokota

Andy Zhu


The members of the jury:

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

An overview of all of the participants can be found on our YouTube-channel where they are listed according to age group. The winners of the 1st to 3rd prizes have received cash prizes of up to 200 euros. All other prize winners will receive a high quality Henle Urtext edition. The prizes will be sent within the next few days.

We would like to offer our congratulations to all of the prize winners!

The 5th Henle Piano Competition will be held in January 2016.