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Guide to the ARD International Music Competition Munich

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SectionsVoice, Trumpet, Piano Trio, Viola
Deadline31 Mar 2018
Finals12 - 16 Sep 2018
WhereMunich, Germany
Biography

The 67th ARD International Music Competition will take place from Septer 3 to 21, 2018 (including the prize winners’ concerts) in the categories voice, viola, trumpet and piano trio. All auditions and concerts are open to the public. In addition, all three prize winners' concerts will be broadcasted live on BR-KLASSIK radio.

One of the purposes of these events is to give these young musicians the opportunity to meet other artists and thus to establish personal and artistic relationships which are helpful to further their careers.

Since 2001 the ARD International Music Competition Munich has been organizing a number of annual Chamber Music Festivals to which prize-winners and other outstanding participants from previous years are invited.

For many artists renowned today, a prize at this international competition acted as a springboard for a later career. Previous winners include: Jessye Norman, Francisco Araiza, Mitsuko Uchida, Thomas Quasthoff, Yuri Bashmet, Christian Tetzlaff, Sharon Kam, Heinz Holliger, Peter Sadlo and Maurice André.

ARD International Music Competition: Final Voice

Munich Radio Orchestra; Contestants of the ARD International Music Competition

ARD International Music Competition: Final Trumpet

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Contestants of the ARD International Music Competition

ARD International Music Competition: Final Piano Trio

Contestants of the ARD International Music Competition

ARD International Music Competition: Final Viola

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Contestants of the ARD International Music Competition
Prizewinners' concerts

ARD International Music Competition: Prize Winners' Concert

Munich Radio Orchestra; Contestants of the ARD International Music Competition

ARD International Music Competition: Prize Winners' Concert

Munich Chamber Orchestra; Contestants of the ARD International Music Competition

ARD International Music Competition: Prize Winners' Concert

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Contestants of the ARD International Music Competition
Laureates: where are they now?
Looking back at the 2017 edition
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 WINNERS:

VIOLIN

1st Prize: not awarded

2nd Prize: Sarah Christian (27), Germany + Audience Award

2nd Prize: Andrea Obiso (23), Italy

3rd Prize: Kristine Balanas (27), Latvia

PIANO

1st Prize: JeungBeum Sohn (26), South Korea

2nd Prize: Fabian Müller (26), Germany + Audience Award

3rd Prize: Wataru Hisasue (23), Japan

GUITAR

1st Prize: not awarded

2nd Prize: Junhong Kuang (17), China + Audience Award

2nd Prize: Davide Giovanni Tomasi (25), Italy

3rd Prize: Andrey Lebedev (26), Australia

OBOE

1st Prize: not awarded

2nd Prize: Juliana Koch (29), Germany + Audience Award

2nd Prize: Thomas Hutchinson (24), New Zealand

2nd Prize: Kyeong Ham (24), South Korea

3rd Prize: not awarded

Looking back at the 2016 edition