Internationally outstanding young musicians
Special prizes by Bärenreiter at the Bach Competition Leipzig
At the XIXth International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition Leipzig 2014, 100 musicians from 28 countries competed in mid-July in the categories piano, harpsichord and violin/baroque violin for the much sought-after title “Bach Prize Winner”. In the piano category the winner was the youngest finalist, 18-year-old Hilda Huang (USA). The winner of the harpsichord category was Jean-Christophe Dijoux (France). First prize in the violin category went to Seiji Okamoto from Japan. Bärenreiter-Verlag again awarded three “Bärenreiter Urtext Prizes” – vouchers for sheet music. These were won by Daniël van der Hoeven (Netherlands, piano), Aleksander Mocek (Poland, harpsichord) and Nitzan Bartana (Israel, violin).