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 2018

Concours 2018

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

Concours Geza Anda 2018
Mozart-Prüfung im Stadthaus Winterthur. Die Finalisten werden vom Musikkollegium Winterthur unter der Leitung von Theodor Guschlbauer begleitet.
Winterthur, den 09.06.2018
Copyright: Geza Anda Stiftung / Priska Ketterer

Concours 2015

Concours 2015

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

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Concours 2012

Concours 2012

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

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Concours 1979 to 2009

The Concours has been taking place since 1979. Have a look at earlier editions in our archive.

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