Concours Geza Anda 2018

Claire Huangci
replaces Maria João Pires at the Klavierfestival Ruhr tomorrow!
[Updated 5th July 2021]

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 20:00, Historische Stadthalle, Wuppertal
She will perform works Bach/Busoni, Beethoven and Schubert.




Additional Awards of the 15. Concours Géza Anda

[Updated 6th June 2021]

Upon conclusion of the 15th Concours Géza Anda some friendly partner organisations announced that they would bestow special awards in honour of this year’s competition upon several semifinalists and finalists of the contest:

– the Prêmio Nelson Freire for a play-conduct concerto with the brazilian youth orchestra Neojibaannounced by Ricardo Castro upon Richard Octaviano Kogima.
– the Jury Special Prize of the Moscow Philharmonic for a solo recital in the chamber hall of the Philharmonic uponVasilii Zabolotnii
the Special Prize of Müpa Budapest (Palace of Arts) – an invitation for a concerto with orchestra in the 2022/2023 season upon Anton Gerzenberg



Those Who Won the 15th Concours Géza Anda
[Updated 5th June 2021] 

Following an exciting final round at Tonhalle Maag on 5th June 2021 the Jury, chaired by Gerhard Oppitz, awarded the following prizes of the 15th Concours Géza Anda:

1st Prize: Anton Gerzenberg (1996, Germany)
2nd Prize: Julian Trevelyan (1998, UK)
3rd Prize:
 Marek Kozák (1993, Czech Republic).

The Liszt-Bartók Prize was awarded to Mihály Berecz (1997, Hungary), the Mozart-Prize and the Audience Prize to Julian Trevelyan (1998, UK), the Hortense Anda-Bührle Fellowship to Giorgi Gigashvili (2000, Georgia).

The triennial Concours Géza Anda is considered one of the most prestigious and demanding piano competitions. It was created in memory of the famous Hungarian-Swiss pianist Géza Anda by his widow Hortense Anda-Bührle. 2021 marks the centenary of Géza Anda’s birth and the 15th Concours Géza Anda.

36 candidates from all over the world competed in four rounds – the Audition, the Recital, Mozart-Semifinal and Final – at MKZ Musikkonservatorium Zürich, Stadthaus Winterthur and Tonhalle Maag, Zürich between 27th May and 5th June 2021.


Message from Corine Mauch
[Updated : 26 May 2021]

Our cultural life was hit severely by the current pandemic. When the last Concours Géza Anda was carried out in 2018 noone could have imagined that the present 15th edition of this renowned competition would encounter challenges of such a dimension.

For many young pianists on the brink of a solo career it is particularly decisive whether and how they are given an opportunity to present themselves in an international setting. They are very much dependent on functioning music institutions and a world market which offers them the necessary platforms for their appearances.

I am delighted that the Géza Anda-Foundation and the Concours team decided to carry out this piano competition in Zurich in 2021 notwithstanding, or rather because of the demanding situation which has arisen due to the Corona pandemic. Whether audiences will follow the concerts live or by means of an internet streaming, one thing is clear: thanks to a great and flexible commitment a chance is given to 42 young pianists to take another step forward in their profession and to become known to the general public.

I thank all involved for organizing this special Concours and wish the partipants valuble new experiences.

Corine Mauch
Mayor of the City of Zurich

(translation from the German original: Markus Wyler, M.A.)


Message from Silvia Steiner
[Updated : 12 May 2021]

The Concours Géza Anda has always been considered one of the world’s most demanding piano competitions. However, the current pandemic requires far stronger efforts from participants and organizers than ever before. My esteem for this achievement could therefore not be higher. I would aready like to wish all talented young participants good luck and fulfilment in this musical challenge.

Silvia Steiner
President of the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education
Member of the Government Council of the Canton of Zurich and Head of the Department of Education



JUNE 2021

Sun 13th June 2021, 16:00 and 19:30, Kursaal Bad Säckingen
Anton Gerzenberg takes over at short notice from Sergey Tanin two recitals with music by Bach, Ravel and Liszt in Bad Säckingen on 13th June.



Thu 17 June 2021, 7:00 PM, Concert Hall, Andermatt
In the framework of the Young Artist Concert Series 2021
Julian Trevelyan plays with Charlie Lovell-Jones (violin)
Works by Mozart, Brahms, Ernst, Schubert



Fri 18th June, 18:00 and 20:00, Stadtcasino Basel
Marek Kozák plays music by Bach, Beethoven and Schumann in the recently renovated famous Stadtcasino Basel on 18th June.



Sat 26 June 2021, 3:00 PM, Rossini Hall, Bad Kissingen
In the framework of the Kissinger Sommer
Recital of the laureates of the Kissingen PianoOlympus
Sergey Tanin (1st prize and audience award) and Yoav Levanon (2nd prize)



Sat 26 June 2021, 19:00, Laeiszhalle, Great Hall, Hamburg
Anton Gerzenberg plays in the context of the Martha Argerich Festival 2021 instead of Martha Argerich
the Schumann Violin Sonata with Geza Hosszu-Legocky


Sun 27 June 2021, 5:00 PM, Kulturzentrum La Prairie, Bellmund
Solo recital Sergey Tanin
Works by C. Ph. E. Bach, Larcher, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and projection of the film by Helen Stehli Pfister “Sergey Tanin, the pianist who came in from the cold”.



Sun 27 June 2021, 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Kursaal, Bad Säckingen
Trio Machiavelli (Claire Huangci, Solenne Paidassi, Tristan Cornut)
Works by Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel



Sun 27 June 2021, 7:00 PM, Laeiszhalle, Great Hall, Hamburg
Anton Gerzenberg plays as part of the Martha Argerich Festival 2021
Works for 2 pianos and 6 hands respectively by Bernstein and Czerny
Further participants: Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero, Lilya Zilberstein, Dong Hyek Lim, Susanne Barner, Akane Sakai, Daniel Gerzenberg.


JULY 2021

Fri 2 July – Sun 4 July 2021, Church of St. George, Ernen.
Music Village Ernen. Chamber music compact.
Idea and concept : Dasol Kim and Francesco Walter
7 concerts with the Rolston String Quartet and Dasol Kim



Fri 2 July 2021, 7:30 PM, Great Hall of the MKZ, Zurich
Opening concert of the Festival KlusClassics 2021
Solo recital Claire Huangci



Sun 4 July 2021, 4:00 PM, Max Littmann Hall, Bad Kissingen
In the framework of the Kissinger Sommer
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jakub Hrůša (conductor)
Sergey Tanin (piano), Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)
Works by Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No. 3), Martinů, Smetana



Sun 6. July 2021, 8:00 PM ; Historische Stadthalle, Wuppertal
Klavier-Festival Ruhr
Solorezital Claire Huangci (anstelle von Maria João Pires)
Werke von Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, Schubert


Mon 12 July 2021, 8:00 PM; Tellenhaus Ernen
Music Village Ernen. Piano.
Film evening: “Sergey Tanin, the pianist who came in from the cold” by Helen Stehli Pfister



Wed 14 July 2021, 8:00 PM; Church St. George, Ernen
Music Village Ernen. Piano.
Solo recital Sergey Tanin
Works by C. Ph. E. Bach, Larcher, Schumann, Tchaikovsky



Fri 16 July 2021, CCBS, Congress Hall, Württemberg Hall, Böblingen
As part of the Böblingen Pianist Festival 2021
Solo recital Anton Gerzenberg
Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann



Fr 30. Juli 2021, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Im Rahmen von Cambridge Summer Music
Solorezital Julian Trevelyan
Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen


Fr 6. August 2021, 9:00 pm, Chiesa S. Martino, Lesa (NO)
In the framework of the Festivals Lake Maggiore Music 2021
der Jeunesses Italien
Solorezital Anton Gerzenberg
Werke von Mendelssohn, Bach/Busoni, Brahms, Mozart



Tue 10 August 2021, Sagrato dei Corallini, Cervo
In the framework of the Cervo Festival 2021
Solo recital Sergey Tanin
Works by Handel, Chopin, Liszt Debussy



Fri 27 – Sun 29 August 2021, Church of St. George, Ernen
Music Village Ernen. Piano compact.
A weekend in memory of the pianist Géza Anda (1921-1976).
5 piano recitals with Pietro De Maria, Dasol Kim, Varvara, Dénes Várjon, Alexei Volodin



Wed 8 September 2021, 8 :00 PM, Fondation Gianadda, Martigny
Dans le cadre du Zermatt Festival & Academy
Solo recital Pietro De Maria
Works by Chopin, Caillebotte, Tchaikovsky/Pletnev, Liszt



Tue 2 November 2021, Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia
Great pianists of the 21st century
As part of the Steinway Prize Winners’ Concert Network
Solo recital Anton Gerzenberg
Works by Schumann, Carter, Ravel