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Henle Piano Competition: the winners

173 young pianists from 28 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 a piece by Béla Bartók from "Mikrokosmos", volumes II-IV. 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):

Kaijun Rousseau from Bedford, NH, U.S.A.

 

2nd Prize (100 Euros each):

Mathilda Christen from Marburg, Germany
and
Chloe Ng from Rockville, MD, U.S.A.

 

3rd Prize (50 Euros each):

Muni Chen from Munich, Germany
and
Xizhi Aiden Luo from Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

 

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

Luna Bogani from Fontenay sous bois, France

Jona Fusi from Ellwangen, Germany

Johanna Palotai from Budapest, Hungary

Zurie Mengxi Wang from Singapore

 

Age group 2 (8 to 9 years)

 

1st Prize (180 Euro):

Ákos Bocskai from Dunaharaszti, Hungary



2nd Prize (120 Euros each):

Michelle Lee from Hong Kong, (China)
and
Lisann Pahnke from Essen, Germany

 

3rd Prize (60 Euros each):

Arthur Aretz-Yu from Düren, Germany
and
Veronika Méri from Tahitótfalu, Hungary

 

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

Ania Drimbe from Oradea, Romania

Ábel Jakab-Zalánffy from Kocsord, Hungary

Amelie Guzi Jia from Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Bendegúz Jó from Budapest, Hungary

Qinghan Liu from Munich, Germany

Rauf Seyid from Soest, Germany

Delia Sze from Macao, (China)

 

Age group 3 (10 to 11 years)

 

1st Prize (200 Euro):

Yu-Chen Chen from Taoyuan, Taiwan

2nd Prize (130 Euros each):

Salome Kvaratskhelia from Frankfurt/Main, Germany
and
Saijun Rousseau from Bedford, NH, U.S.A.

 

3rd Prize (70 Euros each):

Shani Kapelyushnik from Hod haScharon, Israel
and
Abigail Zoe Wang from Surabaya, Indonesia

 

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

Mao Arikawa from Munich, Germany

Dániel Balog from Budapest, Hungary

Natalie Beylin from Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.

Ella Ge from Gröbenzell, Germany

Levin Hagmaier from Reutlingen, Germany

Gabriel Kimoto from Niterói, Brasil

Amira Priol from Pécs, Hungary

 

 

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 9. Henle Piano Competition will start in January 2020!