Update: Prize money 2023

This year, the first prize winners in the cello and violin categories will also receive an invitation to a concert in Prague’s Smetana Hall to perform the Brahms Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

The first prize winner in the piano category will receive an invitation to moz art in Gloggnitz.

For more information see the prize-page for the Johannes Brahms Competition 2023.

Prizewinners of the 28th Johannes Brahms Competition


The prizewinner’s concert will take place on Sunday, 9th 5pm at the Casineum Velden.


1st place ex aequo: Yibao Chen (China, piano accompaniment: Mariko Sakonju, Japan) and Ann-Kathrin Niemczyk (Germany)

3rd place: Corina Koller (Austria, piano accompaniment: Lukas Dorfegger, Austria) 


1st place: Kyungsik Shin (South Korea)

2nd place: Sarah Strohm (Schwitzerland)

3rd place: Yunji Jang (South Korea) 


1st place: Jan Sekaci (Romania)

2nd place: Carlos Vidal Ballester (Spain)

3rd place: Grace Sohn (Canada)

Chamber music

1st place: Trio Bohémo – Vojtek Jan, Pĕruška Matouš, Vocetková Kristina (all Czech Republic)   

2nd place: Duo Minerva – Obuchi Mayuko, Mitsui Shizuka (both Japan)

3rd place: Alecian Coline, Stasyk Ondine, Pio Jennifer, Simon Cyril (all Fance)

Best voice accompanist

Joseph Alejandro Avile Guerrero (Venezuela)

Special awards

Alexander York (USA) – Voice: Special prize for the extraordinary multilingualism of his program, donated by Dr. Barbara Moser
Tina Drole (Slovenia) – Voice: Special prize for the best interpretation of the contemporary song, donated by Interclassica

Jana Stojanovic (Serbia) – Viola: Special prize for the best interpretation of the contemporary compulsory piece, donated by the composer Dr. Johannes Kropfitsch

Jan Sekaci (Romania) – Cello: Special prize donated by Maestro Yuki Miyagi. Concert invitation to Prague, donated by Soon-Deog Kwon.

Trio Bohémo (Czech Republic) – Chamber music: Prize of the public, Concert offer of the Künstlerforum Wien (Tuesday 27.12.2022), Invitation to a concert in Überlingen