ARD Music Competition Results

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Update 9-7-16

Following the finals of the ARD International Music Competition, a winner has been announced… The first prize is awarded to Agnès Clément, from France! Clément also received the audience prize (based on an online vote) as well as the special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned composition by Krzysztof Meyer.

Agnès Clément

Second prize: Anaïs Gaudemard, France

Anaïs Gaudemard
Third prize: Rino Kageyama, Japan

Rino Kageyama

Held in the Herkulessaal der Resident, in Munich, this fourth and final round of the competition featured each of the three finalists performing a concerto with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. The president of the jury was Maria Graff, and other jury members included Nancy Allen, Chantal Mathieu, Sarah O’Brien, Fabrice Pierre, Cristina Bianchi, and Stephen Fitzpatrick.

Update 9-5-16

Three harpists have advanced to the final round at the ARD Music Competition:

Agnès Clément, France
Anaïs Gaudemard, France
Rino Kageyama, Japan

Watch their performance via live stream on September 7.

To rewatch the semi-finals, click here.

Update 9-3-16

Six harpists have advanced to the semi final round at the ARD Music Competition:

Agnès Clément, France
Anaïs Gaudemard, France
Magdalena Hoffmann, Germany
Rino Kageyama, Japan
Sarah Verrue, Belgium
Nora von Marshall, Germany

Watch their performance via live stream at 4:00 p.m. On September 4. Repertoire includes:

Claude Debussy, Danses Sacree et Profane
Krzysztof Meyer, Movimento rapsodico für Harfe solo

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First Round results are in for the prestigious ARD International Music Competition, taking place August 29–September 7, 2016 in Munich. Following competition days on August 29–31, harpists who will advance to the second round are:

Amandine Carbuccia, France
Agnès Clément, France
Irene Fenninger, Germany
Anaïs Gaudemard, France
Magdalena Hoffmann, Germany
Rino Kageyama, Japan
Ionella Marinutsa, Russia
Marion Ravot, France
Marika Cecilia Riedl, Germany
Markus Thalheimer, Germany
Anaëlle Tourret, France
Sarah Verrue, Belgium
Nora Marshall, Germany

The second round takes place September 1–2; semi finals with the Munich Chamber Orchestra are on September 4; the final round with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks takes place September 7.

The ARD International Music Competition is held annually, with each year featuring a different set of instrument and ensemble categories. Previous harp winners include Emmanuel Ceysson (2009); Anton Sie (2004) and Isabelle Moretti (1983).

Read more about the competition at http://www.br.de/ard-musikwettbewerb/index.html.

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