9th International JOSEPH JOACHIM Competition | Chamber Music 2022

Prize winners

2nd Prize: Trio Bohémo

+ Special award of 1.000 Euros for the best interpretation of a work from the category “Composed after 1970”, sponsored by the NEW LISZT FOUNDATION.

The Trio Bohémo with Jan Vojtek (piano), Matouš Pěruška (violin) and Kristina Vocetková (cello) has been, according to its own statement, “finally” living out of suitcases again since August 2021. Founded in Budapest in 2019, the award-winning Czech trio has been touring across Europe between concert appearances, competitions, intensive rehearsals in Prague and master classes at the European Chamber Music Academy. At the ECMA, whose courses take place sometimes in Vienna, sometimes in Oslo or Manchester, they receive the finishing touches from luminaries of chamber music such as Hatto Beyerle, Patrick Jüdt, Johannes Meissl, Avedis Kouyoumdjian and Dirk Mommertz. Highlights from their 2021/22 concert season include a debut at the Vienna Musikverein and recitals at the Festival Lago Maggiore Musica in Italy, Gent Festival van Vlaanderen in Belgium, the Black Forest Music Festival, and the Prague Spring Festival in their native Czech Republic.

Website: https://www.triobohemo.com/ 

2nd Prize: Trio Incendio

+ Special prize of 1,000 euros for the best interpretation of a work from the category “Early Classical Music, sponsored by the NEW LISZT FOUNDATION.

Trio Incendio formed in Prague in 2016 and is currently studying at the decentralized European Chamber Music Academy, a major talent incubator for young European chamber musicians. The trio with Karolína Františová (piano), Filip Zaykov (violin) and Vilém Petrashas (cello) already enjoyed a number of successes at international music competitions, including the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award in Lugano, the Coop Music Awards in Cremona, the Concorso Musicale Marcello Pontillo in Florence, the Kiejstut Bacewicz Competition in Lodz, and the Bohuslav Martinů Competition in Prague. Trio Incendio has performed in some of the most important European concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall in London and the Rudolfinum in Prague. It has also been invited to festivals such as Ticino Musica and Prague Spring, as well as in Davos.

Website: https://www.trioincendio.com/en/home 

3rd Prize: Trio Pantoum

As an outward sign of their national identity, Trio Pantoum with Virgile Roche (piano), Hugo Meder (violin) and Bogeun Park (violoncello) performed in blue suits, white shirts and red socks in all rounds of judging. They put a whole year of preparation, especially intensive in the last two months, into their current competition success in Weimar. All three musicians live in Paris and are studying for a master's degree at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris. Like the other two trios in this prizewinner concert, they have also attended master classes at the European Chamber Music Academy. In addition to performing extensively at concerts and festivals throughout France, they have been successful in a number of competitions. In 2021, for example, the trio won 1st prize at the FNAPEC Chamber Music Competition and 1st prize at the Leopold Bellan International Competition.

Animato Quartet, Special Prize

Special prize of 1.000 Euros for being a particularly talented ensemble, sponsored by the NEW LISZT FOUNDATION

The Animato Quartet is widely considered to be one of the most promising young string quartets in the Netherlands with its members Inga Våga Gaustad (violin), Tim Brackman (violin), Elisa Karen Tavenier (viola) and Pieter De Koe (cello) being praised for their passionate, spontaneous playing and their powerful on-stage presence. Founded in 2013, their programs contain a combination of classical music with inspiration from the abundant string quartet repertoire and contemporary compositions some of which have been especially composed for the ensemble.

Website: https://animatokwartet.nl/en/ 


Anne-Kathrin Lindig, Chair woman

Miguel da Silva

Valentin Erben

Vera Martínez Mehner

Angelika Merkle

Hartmut Rohde

Bernhard Schmidt

Florian Wiek