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Prizewinners of the Bach Competition 2018: GENUIN to produce recording with violinist Maia


22.7.2018: With a festive prizewinners’ concert, the XXI International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition 2018 in Leipzig came to a close on Saturday. The Bach Prizewinner 2018 distinction was awarded in three instrumental categories to nine young musicians from eight countries.

GENUIN classics also selected a winner: in addition to Second Prize in the violin category, violinist Maia Cabeza received the GENUIN Special Prize as well. This award entails a CD production that will be released as part of the Bach Competition Edition.

The prizewinners:

Piano:
1st Prize: Rachel Naomi Kudo (USA)
2nd Prize: Arash Rokni (Iran)
3rd Prize: Jonathan Ferrucci (Australia/Italy)

Harpsichord:
1st Prize: Avinoam Shalev (Israel)
2nd Prize: Andrew Rosenblum (USA)
3rd Prize: Anastasia Antonova (Russia)

Violin/Baroque violin:
1st Prize: Maria Włoszczowska, Violin (Poland)
2nd Prize: Maia Cabeza, Violin (USA/Canada)
3rd Prize: Hed Yaron Meyerson, Baroque violin (Germany/Israel)

Bach Prizewinners have been named at the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig since 1950. GENUIN has already released the debut CDs of five Bach Prizewinners from recent years:
Paolo Bonomini, Cello, Bach Prizewinner 2016
Jean-Christophe Dijoux, Harpsichord, Bach Prizewinner 2014
Johannes Lang, Organ, Bach Prizewinner 2012
Evgeny Sviridov, Violin, Bach Prizewinner 2010
Francesco Corti, Harpsichord, Bach Prizewinner 2006

The next competition, the XXII International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition Leipzig, will be held from July 13-25, 2020 in the categories of organ, voice, and cello/baroque cello.

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