Teodoro Baù wins MA Competition 21!

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Today the five final­ists shone in the long-await­ed final of the MA Competition. Each of them played one solo work, one solo con­cer­to and one of the six unique lamen­tos cre­at­ed by the Belgian com­pos­er Heleen Van Haegenborgh. Jan De Winne, chair­man of the jury, just announced the names of the laureates.

  • First prize: Teodoro Baù (vio­la da gamba)
  • Second prize: Ursina Maria Braun (baroque cel­lo) & Hojin Kwon (recorder)
  • Honorable men­tion: Lea Sobbe (recorder)
  • Honorable men­tion: Minori Deguchi (baroque violin)
  • Prize of the audi­ence: Hojin Kwon
  • Outhere Award: Teodoro Baù

The Italian Teodoro Baù (1992) stud­ied vio­la da gam­ba at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Paolo Pandolfo and at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Vittorio Ghielmi. In 2015 Baù won the first prize at the Bach-Abel Competition in Köthen. He record­ed for Alpha, Arcana, Glossa, Decca, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Claves with the ensem­ble La Fonte Musica in which he plays the ars sub­til­ior reper­toire with the medieval fiddle.

The win­ner goes home with a cash prize and an inter­na­tion­al con­cert tour. This promis­ing artist will also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to record a CD with the pres­ti­gious Ricercar label.