The Strad News – Announcement of the winners of the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition

The winners of the 17th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition were announced after the final on April 23.

After an interpretation of the Sonata for cello and piano in F major by Brahms, a contemporary work and a work of your choice, the first prize of €10,000 was awarded to Duo Domo, made up of Hungarian musicians Domonkos Hartmann, cello and Domonkos Csabay, piano . The duo also won the audience award.

The second prize of €5,000 went to the Duo Ermitage, composed of Paul-Marie Kuzma, cello and Ionah Maiatsky, piano. They also won the Belle Saison career development prize, which includes a series of concerts, residency and development of artistic projects, worth €10,000.

The third prize of €3,000 was awarded to Duo Michel-Boullenois, made up of Albéric Boullenois, cello and Aude Michel, piano. They also won the award for best interpretation of Outside by Benoît Menut, awarded by musicology students from the University of Lyon, worth €1,000.

The jury was composed of Alexander Rudin, Eliso Virsaladze, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Frans Helmerson, Marie-Josephe Jude, Nabil Shehata and Stefan Mendl.

The Lyon International Chamber Music Competition was founded in 2004 by horn player Joël Nicod. Seven disciplines alternate over the years: trio with piano, string quartet, wind quintet, brass quintet, voice and piano duets, cello and piano, violin and piano.

Martin E. Berry