The winners of the BASSOON category announced

We know the winners! 

Today´s evening was in the spirit of the BASSOON Finals. We welcomed the finalists in the Dvořák hall of the Prague Rudolfinum. The contestants were practicing their performances for the Finals from the morning. And at 6 PM their tunes filled the Dvořák’s Hall for the first time.  

We could have heard Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in G minor RV 496 „ per Marchese de Morzin“ by Antonio Vivaldi and the Concerto for Bassoon and 11 Strings by Jean Françaixe. This was in cooperation with the Haydn Ensemble conducted by Martin Petrák. 

The finalists did great and and the jury took long to decide, but there can only be one winner.  

The prizes were awarded as follows:  

1st prize – Minju Kim (1996), Republic of Korea

2nd prize – Kenichi Furuya, Japan

3rd prize –  Minju Kim (1999), Republic of Korea

Honourable Mention of the Jury Juan Ruiz Bandoux (Venezuela), Clara Manaud (France)

Czech Radio Prize – Minju Kim (1996), Republic of Korea

Czech Music Fund Foundation Prize for the best performance of works composed for the 2020Prague Spring IMC – Minju Kim (1996), Republic of Korea

Prize of the City of Prague for the most successful laureate – Minju Kim (1996), Republic of Korea

Bärenreiter Prize for the most successful laureate – Minju Kim (1996), Republic of Korea

Janos Meszaros Memoriam Prize

Minju Kim (1996), Republic of Korea

Kenichi Furuya, Japan

Minju Kim (1999), Republic of Korea

Harmonie Magazine Prize for the best Czech participant – Petr Sedlák, Czech republic

Thank you for your support. Tomorrow there is the Finals of CLARINET category and the link to the livestream can be found here.  

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