Philharmonie de Paris Lutherie Competitors Declares Prize Winners

c. 1710 Matteo Goffriller cello (Photograph credit score: Sebastian Kirsch)


Hosted by the Phiharmonie de Paris and the Musée de la musique, the competitors was scheduled along with the tenth String Quartet Biennial, persevering with Paris’ legacy of internet hosting top-tier instrument-making competitions.

The competitors, which this 12 months centered on cellos, consisted of two primary classes, one for skilled luthiers termed “Abilities of Right now,” and the opposite devoted to luthier colleges and their college students termed “Abilities of Tomorrow.”

Opponents for the “Abilities of Right now” class had to offer proof of their skilled luthier standing and had been allowed to conduct their craft below any authorized standing. That they had the choice of selecting what instrument they wished to duplicate for the competition so long as each modern and classical cello repertoire could possibly be carried out on it in regular circumstances.

Those that utilized for “Abilities of Tomorrow,” needed to have accomplished no less than two years of coaching. College students competed below their very own names however represented their instructional establishment.

The cello to be replicated by the scholar contestants was the c.1710 Matteo Gofriller cello, which is a part of the assortment of devices at Paris’ Musée de la musique. In each classes, the cello could possibly be crafted individually or collaboratively.

Expertise at the moment

  • 1st prize: Mira Gruszow & Gideon Baumblatt (Havel, Germany)
  • 2nd prize: Alexandre Beaussart (Vincennes, France)
  • third prize: Stefano Gibertoni & Valerio Nalin (Milan, Italy)


Expertise of tomorrow

  • 1st prize: Swiss Faculty of Violin Making Brienz (Switzerland)
  • 2nd prize: Nationwide Faculty of Violin Making of Mirecourt (France)
  • third prize: Worldwide Lutherie Faculty Antwerpen (Belgium)


Particular costs

  • Favourite of the Luthier jury: Arthur Fremont (Caen, France)
  • Favourite of the jury Musicians: Mira Gruszow & Gideon Baumblatt (Havel, Germany)
  • Viewers Award: Stefano Gibertoni & Valerio Nalin (Milan, Italy)
  • Particular Prize of the Orchester de Paris: Stefano Gibertoni & Valerio Nalin (Milan, Italy)


Chaired by Jean-Jacques Kantorow, the jury comprised of Raphaël Pidoux, Stéphane Vaiedelich, Elena Esper, Frédérique Pusey, Sebastian Kirsch, Delphine Delaby, Philippe Provensal, Emilie Zoulikian, Gilles Chancereul and Julie Rosenkranz.


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