The G. Henle Beethoven Prize will be awarded by the competition jury for the most convincing interpretation of a work by Ludwig van Beethoven during the 16th Concours Géza Anda.
With this endowment, G. Henle Verlag would like to raise awareness among competition participants of the crucial role played by an authentic score in musical interpretation. G. Henle Verlag is considered the first and foremost publisher of urtext editions. To this end, the prizewinner will be given access to a large number of Henle Urtext editions – either in print, or in digital form.
The 16th Concours Géza Anda takes place from 30th May to 8th June 2024. The jury is chaired by Rico Gulda and includes Martha Argerich, Ricardo Castro, Zlata Chochieva, Lucas Debargue, Konstanze Eickhorst, Robert Levin, Toshio Hosokawa and Dénes Várjon.
The Mozart semifinals on 5th and 6th June with the Musikkollegium Winterthur will be conducted by Mikhail Pletnev; the final on 8th June with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich by Music Director Paavo Järvi.