Aeolus Competition



Record of the
Record of the 12th aeolus international competition for wind instruments from 17th of September 2017.

The recording of the prize winner`s concert of the 13th aeolus international competition for wind instruments will be broadcasted on the 7th of october 2018 at 21.05 by the radiostation deutschlandfunk as concert document of the week.



26. June 2017

Flute and saxophone share second place

At the 12th International Aeolus winds competition, there was no first prize this time. The eight-man jury awarded two second places after the Preisträgerkonzert in the Tonhalle Düsseldorf. They went to the French saxophonist Eudes Bernstein and to the Russians Matvey Demin. The 24-year-old flutist also won the audience price. Demin has been solo flutist in the Tonhalle Zurich orchestra for three years and has most recently studied with Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht in Munich.

The second prize-winner, Eudes Bernstein, is 23 years old and still studies with Prof. Claude Delangle in Paris. The third prize of the Aeolus competition went to the clarinetist Christoph Schneider. The 28-year-old has been the first soloklarinettist for the Duisburg Philharmonic since last year. Schneider, who most recently studied with Prof. Ralph Manno in Cologne, also won the special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary music.

15. June 2016

What has become of the prize-winners ?

Koryun Asatryan -  Winner 2006
from 2011/12 lecturer for classical saxophone at the Musikhochschule in Munich

Matthias Schorn - Finalist 2006
from 2007 Solo Clarinet Wiener Philharmoniker

Philipp Tutzer -  Winner 2006
Solo Bassoon Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg, Lecturer of the Anton Bruckner University Linz

Balazc Toth - Winner 2007
from 2012 Solo Trumpet Dortmund Philharmonic

Paolo Mendes - Winner 2007
2010/2011 Solo Horn German Synphony Orchestra, Berlin

Lukas Beno - Winner 2007
1. Solo Trumpet at Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Angelos Kritikos - Winner 2008
2010 Solo Trombone Bamber Symphony Orchestra

Jonatan Rautiola - Winner 2009
from 2013 lecturer of Classical Saxophone at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki, from 2013 Dozent classical Saxophone at the Tampere Music Academy Finnland

Vikentios Gionanidis - Winner 2010
from 2013/14 Solo Tuba Deutsche Oper Berlin

Lars Karlin - Winner 2010
from 2014 Solo Trombone Berlin Concerthaus Orchestra

Fabian Neuhaus - Winner 2010
from 2012 Solo Trumpet NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover

Alec Frank Gemmill - Winner 2011
Solo Horn Scottish Chamber Ochestra

Sergey Elecky -Winner 2011
Solo Clarinet Russian National Orchestra

Bartek Dus - Winner  2012
from 2013 lecturer of classical Saxophone at the Academy of Music in Katovice, Poland

Blaz Sparovec - Winner  2014
from 2015 Solo Clarinet  Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne

Claire Wickes - Winner 2014

from 2016 First Flute English National Opera

Andreas Cellacchi - Winner 2015

from 2016 Solo FagotKonzerthausorchester, Berlin

Roeland Henkens - Winner 2016

since 2016 Solotrompeter at the National Opera Haus Oslo

Louise Pollock - Winner 2016

Solo Trombone Göteborg Opera Orchestra

30. November -1

Check out what Roger Bobo said about our competition!