Awards 2017

Geelvinck Fortepiano Competition

1. First Prize 2017
• the honor to be praised by the jury for the quality of your skills and the beauty of your performance
• the opportunity to perform a concert on historic fortepianos of the Geelvinck Collection at the Geelvinck Music Museum in Zutphen
• the opportunity to perform on concert podiums at several other historic houses in the Netherlands, including the Museum Cromhouthuis in Amsterdam
• the opportunity to perform in several festivals, including the Stuttgart Pianoforte Festival 2018
• a prize of € 1.000

2. Romain d’Ansembourg Encouragement Award 2017
• the honor to be praised by the jury for the quality of your potential skills and its expectations for your future career
• the opportunity to perform concerts on historic fortepianos of the Geelvinck Collection at the Geelvinck Music Museum in Zutphen
• the opportunity to perform on concert podiums at another historic house in the Netherlands
• a prize of € 500

3. Geelvinck Public Award 2017
• the honor to be praised by the public and the organisers of the festival for the quality of your skills and the beauty of your performance
• the opportunity to perform concerts on historic fortepianos of the Geelvinck Collection at the Geelvinck Music Museum in Zutphen
• the opportunity to perform on concert podiums at another historic houses in the Netherlands
• a prize of € 500

Geelvinck Square Piano Competition:

4. Stanley Hoogland Square Piano Award 2017
• the honor to be praised by the jury for the quality of your skills and the beauty of your performance
• the opportunity to perform concerts on historic fortepianos of the Geelvinck Collection at the Geelvinck Music Museum in Zutphen
• the opportunity to perform on concert podiums at several other historic houses in the Netherlands
• a prize of € 500

Final Round Candidates
Not only the winner, but also the two other candidates for the final round will be given the opportunity to perform at historic house podiums in the Netherlands.

Certificate
All candidates, who participate in the competition, afterwards receive an official certificate stating their participation.

Stanley Hoogland Square Piano Award

Optional for candidates of the fortepiano competition is their participation in the separate competition for the Square Piano Award. This award is named after the eminence gris of the historic fortepiano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Stanley Hoogland. The jury can chose to honour with this award the best performance on square piano, when the quality level of the performance is in accordance with the award’s requirements. Participating in this competition is optional. However, all candidates of the fortepiano competition (also when you did not make it to the second or final round) are encouraged to take part in this competition for the Square Piano Award too.

For more information on this opportunity, please click here.

Romain d’Ansembourg Encouragement Award

In addition to the main award, the festival organization intends to issue the Romain d’Ansembourg Encouragement Award (‘Stimuleringsprijs’) to stimulate aspiring young talent for performing on historic pianos. The award is named after the late Romain count de Marchant et d’Ansembourg, who during his lifetime has encouraged many aspiring young professional fortepianists and in general supported performances on historic fortepianos. His house with historic piuanos was always open for fortepianists. In his memory, a historic Erard fortepiano (1896) from his collection, is now in the Geelvinck Collection and on loan at the Museum Cromhouthuis (Herengracht 366, Amsterdam). Please visit the weekly concerts of the Geelvinck Salon at the Museum Cromhouthuis and listen to performances on this Erard salon grand.

Geelvinck Audience Award

The Geelvinck Audience Award (“Publieksprijs”) maybe awarded to the candidate, who, in view of the audience and the leadership of the festival (independently of the jury), is the generally most appreciated fortepianist of this competition.