From 8th to 11th October 2020, the International Ostracized Music Competition took place in Schwerin (Germany).
The prize winners of the 2020 edition are:
Augustė and Ieva Petkunaite (Piano duo) – First Prize
Franziska Weber (Mezzo-soprano) and Clemente Prudencio (Piano) – Second Prize
Valli Gervasio Tarragona (Clarinet) and´Sergio Escalera Soria (Piano) – Third Prize
Augustė and Ieva Petkunaite – Photo credit Oliver Borchert
exil.arte Prize – Inga Balzer (Soprano) and Tilman Wolf (Piano)
EMCY Prize – Felix Leissner (Double bass) and Johannes Bettac (Klavier)
Musik und Wort Münster Prize – Franziska Weber (Mezzo-soprano)
Clemente Prudencio (Piano)
Dick Kattenburg Prize – Anna Langner (Soprano) and Cornelius Rauch (Piano)
Maria Gvozdetskaya (Violin)
Ada Maria Schwengebecher (Violin)
Nachwuchskünstlerförderpreis des Landes MV – Annika Koll (Bassoon)
Sofia Revueltas (Soprano)
Daniel Prinz (Piano)
EMCY Prize winners – Photo credit Oliver Borchert
You can watch the final in the interpretation competition Ostracized Music 2020 on YouTube.
The international interpretation competition OSTRACIZED MUSIC is a biennial event that started twenty years ago.
The aim of the competition is to publicise those modern musicians who have been victims of Nazi regime and to play their forbidden and forgotten works. It is crucial and unique in Germany that the focus is not only on research, but also on artistic-pedagogical work.
Another goal is to network and create access to the archive of ostracized composers in Schwerin. This remarkable collection of around 700 scores and manuscripts is constantly being expanded and is available for study and research purposes.