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Brian Archinal wins International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2011


On Sunday, April 17th, the American percussionist Brian Archinal was awarded the first prize (€4.500) of the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2011. He was one of the five finalists who battled it out for the three prizes. Following his second round audition with All facing upwards van Piet-Jan van Rossum and Corporel by Vinko Globokar he performed Louis Andriessen’s Woodpecker and part one from Bone Alphabet by Brian Ferneyhough.
The second prize (€ 2,250) was awarded to the English harpist Eleanor Turner, the third prize (€ 1,125) went to the Solaris Duo consisting Joel Diegert, an American saxophonist and the Georgian pianist Mariam Vardzelashvili. The remaining finalists were Vincent Lhermet (accordion) from France and the English recorder player Francesca Thompson. See here a video impression or ....read more


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