“On the waves”

Prizes at the Handel Competition in Göttingen

The winners of the Göttingen Handel Competition finale have been determined. For the first time, two ensembles were awarded a joint first prize at this competition which was held as part of the International Handel Festival. These were the five-member ensemble “Apollo's Cabinet” and "Duo Auxesis" with Xenia Gogu (violin) and Victor García García (violoncello). The latter also won the audience prize. In third place came “Duo sull'onde” (Duo on the Waves) with Mayan Goldenfeld (soprano) and Tung Han Hu (piano). After the exciting finale, this Israeli-Taiwanese duo received the “Bärenreiter Urtext Prize” in the form of a generous voucher for sheet music. This was presented by Bärenreiter CEO Prof. h. c. Barbara Scheuch-Vötterle. Photo: © Frank Stefan Kimmel