Prizewinners of the 27th Johannes Brahms Competition

© Andrej Grilc



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


1st place: Adam Koch Christensen  

2nd place: Chiara Sannicandro

3rd place: Jiaqi Lu


1st place: Takehiro Konoe

2nd place: Momoko Aritomi

3rd place: Emiko Yuasa


1st place: Ettore Pagano

2nd place: Jaromir Kostka

3rd place: Jeongheon Nam


1st place: Misaki Morino  

2nd place: Sofia Pavone

3rd place: Hongyu Chen

Best voice accompanist

Yuto Kiguchi

Special awards

ESTA award

Maria Sotriffer and Erik Mayr

Special prize of the Johannes Brahms Society

Erik Mayr

Special prize by Johannes Kropfitsch for the best presentation of the modern compulsory piece “Toccata” from the Cello Sonata by Johannes Kropfitsch

Jeongheon Nam

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.