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Henle Piano Competition: the winners

126 young pianists from eleven 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 Frédréric Chopin. 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 not awarded

2nd Prize not awarded

3rd Prize (50 Euros):

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

 

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

Luna Bogani from Fontenay sous bois, France

Mathilda Christen from Marburg, Germany

Zoé Faust from Munich, Germany

Xizhi Aiden Luo from Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

Emilie Xu from Taufkirchen, Germany

 

Age group 2 (8 to 9 years)

1st Prize (180 Euros):

Elina Baron from Munich, Germany



2nd Prize (120 Euros):

Karla Ferrier from Bad Honnef, Germany

 

3rd Prize (60 Euros each):

Shang En Pai from New Taipei City, Taiwan
and
Tristan Park from Oakton, VA, U.S.A.

 

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

 

Alissa Bell from Essen, Germany

Matthew Chang from Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.

Emilia Diederichsen from Hanover, Germany

Qinghan Liu from Munich, Germany

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

Luca Zocher from Essen, Germany

Age group 3 (10 to 11 years)

1st Prize (200 Euros):

Claudia Soldan from Frankfurt on the Main, Germany



2nd Prize (130 Euros):

Elias Keller from Weißenstein, Austria

 

3rd Prize (70 Euros each):

Yu Chen Chen from Taoyuan, Taiwan

and

Kayden Kelly from Santa Fe, NM, U.S.A.

 

 

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

 

David Borisov from Adelebsen, Germany

Camilla Gataullina from St. Petersburg, Sestrorezk, Russia

Daniil Lee from St. Petersbrug, Russia

Weien Amy Luo from Umhlanga Rocks, South Afrika

Samuel Elias Meller from Frankfurt on the Main, Germany

Patrick Recknagl from Wilhering, Austria

Courtney Wu from Town and Country, MO, U.S.A.

 

 

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 8. Henle Piano Competition will start in January 2019!