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Grand Prix of Nations

The Grand Prix Winners have been announced

Best choirs of the competition in the Chamber Music Hall of the Berliner Philharmonie

The winners of the Grand Prix of Nations Berlin 2017 were just announced after four wonderful festival days and a lot of competition concerts.

All 30 participating choirs gathered for the Awards Ceremony in the Chamber Music Hall, to wait for the announcement of their competitions results. A mystic tension spread and every face showed hope and fear.

With the sound of the festival fanfare the points were finally read. A conductor and a choir’s representative were asked to go on stage and accept the congratulations by the organizers. The joy of the achieved results in the Open Competition and in the Grand Prix of Nations was outstanding!

A total of 21 gold, 11 silver and 1 bronze medals were awarded in the Grand Prix of Nations as well as 7 gold and 4 silver diplomas in the Open Competition. Congratulations!

These are the winners in the Open Competition of the Grand Prix of Nations Berlin 2017:

O2 – YOUTH CHOIRS (EQUAL AND MIXED VOICES)

Mädchenchor der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin (Germany), conducted by Friederike Stahmer

O3 - CHAMBER CHOIRS / VOCAL ENSEMBLES

Junges Consortium Berlin - Jugendkammerchor der Musikschule City-West (Germany), conducted by Vinzenz Weissenburger

O5 - MUSICA SACRA

Junges Consortium Berlin - Jugendkammerchor der Musikschule City-West (Germany), conducted by Vinzenz Weissenburger

O7 - FOLKLORE

Patara Georgika (Georgia), conducted by Nino Kumsishvili

The following choirs are winners  of the Grand Prix of Nations Berlin 2017:

GP1 - CHILDREN'S CHOIRS

Children Choir Consonance (Russia), conducted by Tatiana Chertishcheva

GP2 - YOUTH CHOIRS (EQUAL AND MIXED VOICES)

Kamerniy Devichiy Khor by Lysenko (Ukraine), conducted by Julia Puchko-Kolesnik

GP3 - CHAMBER CHOIRS / VOCAL ENSEMBLES

Gnesins' Ensemble of Contemporary Music "Altro coro" (Russia), conducted by Aleksandr Ryzhinskiy

GP4 – MIXED, FEMALE AND MALE CHOIRS

KYN (Finland), conducted by Kaija Viitasalo

GP5 - MUSICA SACRA

Kamerniy Devichiy Khor by Lysenko (Ukraine), conducted by Julia Puchko-Kolesnik

GP6 - MUSICA CONTEMPORANEA

Gnesins' Ensemble of Contemporary Music "Altro coro" (Russia), conducted by Aleksandr Ryzhinskiy

GP7 - FOLKLORE

Kamerniy Devichiy Khor by Lysenko (Ukraine), conducted by Julia Puchko-Kolesnik

SPECIAL PRIZES:

Special Prize for an outstanding interpretation of the piece “Iuppiter” from Michael Ostrrzyga: Kammerchor des Collegium Musicum Berlin

Special Prize for an outstanding stage performance in the category Folklore: KYN

Prize for excellent conducting: Donka Miteva, Kammerchor des Collegium Musicum Berlin

Prize for excellent conducting: Vinzenz Weissenburger, Junges Consortium Berlin - Jugendkammerchor der Musikschule City-West

We congratulate all choirs to these outstanding results! An overview of all points can be found here: Results (Download PDF 572 KB)

 

 

 

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