30th Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey from 25 August to 1 September 2023
Clara Haskil Prize awarded to Magdalene Ho (Malaysia)
Dear members of the public, dear partners, dear media representatives,
The final round of the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition was held in public and live streaming and took place on September 1, 2023. The programme of the three finalists was: Elizaveta Ukrainskaia (Russia) and Magdalene Ho (Malaysia) played Beethoven – Concerto no. 4 in G major op. 58, and Arthur Hinnewinkel (France) played Mozart – Concerto no. 21 in C major K. 467.
Magdalene Ho is the Clara Award Haskil Prizewinner of the 29th edition of the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition. The winner receives CHF 25,000–. The other finalists each receive CHF 5,000–.
Magdalene Ho is the first Malaysian artist to win the Clara Haskil Competition.
The winner will be given the opportunity to perform at the Young Piano Seriesin Bern, at the New Ross Festival in Ireland, at Piano in Saint-Ursanne and Lavaux Classics, at the Bach Concerts in Lutry, at the Biel-Solothurn Theatre Orchestra and at the Festival Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse, at the Arts et Lettres in Vevey and at the Vevey Spring Festival, which are all partner events of the Clara Haskil Competition.
MODERN TIMES PRIZE is awarded for the best interpretation of the piece, entitled ‘Iridescence-Glace’, by young French composer Camille Pépin, specially commissioned for the competition. The winner receives CHF 3,000. – Winner: Arthur Hinnewinkel.
PUBLIC PRIZE – During the finals of the competition the public has the opportunity to vote for the winner of the Public Prize. The winner receives CHF 3,000. – Winner: Magdalene Ho.
COUP DE CŒUR DE LA JEUNE CRITIQUE PRIZE – A panel of students, known as La Jeune Critique, has been put together as part of an academic project with the Musicology department of the Geneva University of Music. One of its tasks is to award the “Coup de cœur de la jeune critique” prize. The winner receives CHF 3,000. -. Winner: Magdalene Ho.
CHILDREN’S CORNER PRIZE – As part of a collaboration with the Vevey Conservatoire, a jury of young children studying piano awards the “Children’s Corner” Prize during the finals. The winner receives CHF 2,000. – Winner: Magdalene Ho.