Concours Géza Anda

International Piano Competition

Among the countless competitions, the Concours Géza Anda is a unique and extraordinary institution in international comparison – and this is not only due to the high-ranking jury, which is staffed with outstanding representatives of the music world. What is special about the Concours Géza Anda is above all that the representative act of the final concert and the considerable prize money are not enough. The Géza Anda Foundation commits itself to the winners to accompany them as a mentor for three years and, among other things, to provide performance opportunities.

To have been given the possibility and permission to carry out the Concours Géza Anda in the year of the magnificent pianist Anda’s 100th birthday in spite of a series of difficulties and restrictions because of the worldwide situation created by the pandemic is a particular fortunate stroke of luck. All of those who had been entrusted with the preparation and implementation of the contest operated with the highest degree of professionality and at the same time with an admirable sensitivity. As a consequence, the members of the jury were able to concentrate fully on evaluating the artistic achievements of the young contestants. My best wishes shall accompany the laureates throughout their endeavours to achieve their goals after having exhibited during this competition an exceptionally high level as responsibly acting performers.
Gerhard Oppitz, President of the Jury 2021

CONCOURS 2021

The 15th Concours Géza Anda was carried out in Zurich and Winterthur between 27th May and 5th June 2021, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

PRIZEWINNERS   CANDIDATES               JURY                  PROGRAM              VIDEO            


CONCOURS 2018

American pianist Claire Huangci won the 14th Concours Géza Anda on 12th June 2018.

PRIZEWINNERS             JURY                     VIDEO            


CONCOURS 2015

The 29-year-old American Andrew Tyson wins the First Prize at the Concours Géza Anda 2015.

PRIZEWINNERS             JURY                     VIDEO            


CONCOURS 2012

In 2012, Varvara Nepomnyashchaya won the First Prize, and also the Mozart-Prize and the Audience-Prize. 

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2009

1st Prize
Jinsang Lee, South Korea

2nd Prize
Alexej Zuev, Russia

3rd Prize
Tatiana Kolesova, Russia

 

Jinsang Lee

JURY:
Jonathan Nott, Chairman
Pietro De Maria
Markus Hinterhäuser
Oleg Maisenberg
Martin Meyer
Alain Planès
Elisso Virsaladze
Gérard Wyss 

Conductor Final Concert: Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Conductor Mozart Semifinal: Muhai Tang (Zurich Chamber Orchestra)

2006

1st Prize
Sergey Koudriakov, Russia

2nd Prize
Nikolai Tokarev, Russia

3rd Prize
Tomomi Okumura, Japan


Sergey Koudriakov (middle)

JURY: 
Franz Xaver Ohnesorg, Chairman
Bella Davidovich
Peter Cossé
Oleg Maisenberg
Maria Tipo
Dénes Várjon
Gérard Wyss

Conductor Final Concert: Theodor Guschlbauer
Conductor Mozart-Semifinale Winterthur: Christopher Warren-Green

2003

1st Prize
Alexei Volodin, Russia

2nd Prize
Sergey Kuznetsov, Russia

3rd Prize
Hisako Kawamura, Japan

Mozart & Schumann-Prize
Christoph Berner, Austria

 

Alexei Volodin

JURY:
Vladimir Fedoseyev, Chairman
Bruno Canino
Peter Cossé
Oleg Maisenberg
Elisso Virsaladze
Shoji Sato
Gérard Wyss 

Conductor Final Concert: Theodor Guschlbauer
Conductor Mozart Semifinal Winterthur: János Fürst

2000

1st Prize
Filippo Gamba, Italia

2nd Prize
Henri Sigfridsson, Finland

3rd Prize
Andrew Shibko, Russia

 

Filippo Gamba

JURY: 
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Chairman
Peter Cossé
Dario De Rosa
Homero Francesch
Bryce Morrison
Elisso Virsaladze
Karsten Witt

Conductor Final Concert: Lawrence Foster

1997

1st Prize
Corrado Rollero(†), Italia

2nd Prize
Roustem Saitkoulov, Russia

3rd Prize
Yuka Imamine, Japan

 

Corrado Rollero

JURY:
Sir Neville Marriner, Chairman
Peter Cossé
Dario De Rosa
Homero Francesch
Oleg Maisenberg
Christopher Raeburn
Dezső Ránki

Conductor Final Concert: Christopher Seaman
(no Mozart Prize awarded)

1994

1st Prize
Pietro De Maria, Italia

2nd Prize
Yoshiko Iwai, Japan

3rd Prize
Luca Ballerini, Italia

 

Pietro De Maria

JURY:
Sándor Végh, Chairman
George Alexander Albrecht
Lord Birkett
Rudolf Buchbinder
Peter Cossé
Homero Francesch
Theodor Guschlbauer
Maria Tipo

Conductor Final Concert: Vladimir Fedoseyev
Conductor Mozart Prize Winner Concert
with the Zurich Opera Orchestra: Sándor Végh

1991

1st Prize
Dénes Várjon, Hungary

2nd Prize
Konstantin Scherbakov, Russia

3rd Prize
Matthias Kirschnereit, Germany


Dénes Várjon (middle)

JURY:
Sándor Végh, Chairman
Dr. Peter Andry
Peter Cossé
Homero Francesch
András Schiff
Keiko Toyama

Conductor Final Concert: Hiroshi Wakasugi

1988

1st Prize
Konstanze Eickhorst, Germany

2nd Prize
Yukino Fujiwara, Japan

3rd Prize
Ricardo Castro, Brazil

 

Konstanze Eickhorst (right)

JURY:
Gerd Albrecht, Chairman
Eberhard Finke
Homero Francesch
Eglil Harder
Karl-Heinz Kämmerling
Joachim Kaiser
Nikita Magaloff
Dinorah Varsi
Gerhard Wimberger

Conductor Final Concert: Ferdinand Leitner

1985

1st Prize
Yukino Fujiwara, Japan

2nd Prize
Hüseyin Sermet, Turkey

3rd Prize
Michael Endres, Germany

JURY:
Antal Doráti, Chairman
Eberhard Finke
Egil Harder
Nikita Magaloff
Maria João Pires
Dinorah Varsi
Gerhard Wimberger

Conductor Final Concert: Ferdinand Leitner

1982

1st Prize
Heidrun Holtmann, Germany

2nd Prize
Hung-Kuan Chen, Taiwan

3rd Prize
Laurent Cabasso, France

 

JURY:
Antal Doráti, Chairman
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Eberhard Finke
Robert Firkusny
Egil Harder
Nikita Magaloff
Gerhard Wimberger

Conductor Final Concert: Ferdinand Leitner

1979

Winner
Georges Pludermacher, France

JURY:
Sir Georg Solti, Chairman
Rudolf Firkusny
Egil Harder
Willi Schuh
Prof. Gerhard Wimberger

Conductor Final Concert: Christoph Escher