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.