Concert of the prizewinners in the Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein Vienna

The concert of the award winners in the Brahms Saal of the Musikverein Wien will take place on March 31, at 3:30 pm.
The Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina plays under the baton of Yuki Miyagi.

Tickets are available from the Brahms Society (Tel: 0650 6278377 or 0664 2864912) or at the Musikverein.



Julia Turnovsky, Violin (Austria) F. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto e-minor
Luca Giovannini, Cello (Italy) J. Haydn: Cello Concerto C-major, Hob.VIIb:1
Arcon Trio (Germany) J. Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1, B-major
Mamikon Nakhapetov, Piano (Georgia) Beethoven/Liszt: Adelaide                           
J. Brahms: Three Intermezzi, op. 117
Kreisler/Rachmaninov: Liebesfreud


 Veranstaltung im Jubiläumsjahr 150 Jahre Freundschaft Österreich-Japan

26th International Johannes Brahms Competition

The 26th International Johannes Brahms Competition will be held from 1st to 8th September 2019 in the categories piano, violin, voice and chamber music.
The regulations have changed only slightly compared to the past years.

  • Piano: L.v. Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4, G major op. 58 replaces Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5 in the finals.    
  • Violin: P.I.Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35 replaces Dvořák, in A minor, op.53in the finals

Registration is possible from March 2019 until July 1, 2019.

The website is currently being redesigned to accommodate this year’s contest.

Prizewinners 2018


1st Place: Eva Zavaro

2nd Place: Maine Nishiyama

3rd Place: Julia Turnovsky

Chamber Music

1st Place: Duo Maestro, Andrey Baranenko, Alexey Zhilin

2nd Place: Arcon Trio, Julius Asal, David Marquard, Janis Marquard

3rd Place: Atalante Quartett, Elisabeth Eber, Thomas Koslowsky, Julia Maria Kürner, Lisa Kürner


1st Place: Mamikon Nakhapetov

2nd Place: Hiroyuki Kawashiri

3rd Place: Maximilian Kromer


1st Place: Luca Giovannini and Alexey Zhilin (equally placed)

3rd Place: Sul Yoon

Concerts of competition participants in Japan 2018

In 2018 several former price winners of the Johannes Brahms Competitiors are invited to play concerts in Japan.

  • Johannes Marcel Kits, winner of the cello competition in 2016, will be playing a concert in Tokyo in February 2018, as well as one in Utsunomiya.
  • The duo YUI Kasumi (piano) and PARK Soo-Hyun (violin), winners of the chamber music in 2016, will give a concert in Utsunomiya in May.
  • Belle Ting, second in the Violin competition in 2017, was invited to Japan for a concert in December 2018.