Hengelbrock wins 2015 Karajan Music Prize

Posted on: March 18, 2015

“Violinist and conductor Thomas Hengelbrock has been named the winner of the 2015 Karajan Music Prize, worth 50,000 euros,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (3/17) The Strad. “The annual award, presented by the Festpielhaus Baden-Baden in Germany, was launched in 2003. It is a condition of the prize that the cash sum be used by the recipient to help further the careers of young musicians. Hengelbrock is founder and director of the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, each dedicated to historically informed performance. Since 2011, he has also been principal conductor of the NDR Symphony Orchestra, based in Hamburg. He will be presented with his award at a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah on 30 January 2016.  The Karajan Prize has been awarded to a number of top performers and ensembles, including violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in 2003, the Berlin Philharmonic in 2004, conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim in 2010 and the Vienna Philharmonic in 2014.”

Posted March 18, 2015