Gustav Mahler Prize Piano Competition 2021
List of competitors
Jia Cheng Felix Zong, Hong Kong, China Jacqueline Liu, United Kingdom
Lilien Solomonová, Czechia Sophia Maddock, USA
Hsu, Chia Hsi, Taiwan Viola Kalabusová, Czechia
Nikhith Nallamalli, India Zhongshu Chen, China/Indonesia
Merdan Ali Efe Yavuz, Turkey Amálie Svatošová, Czechia
Ivan Volkov, Germany Ester Zoubková, Czechia
Batjargal Enkhsaruul, Mongolia Anar Naranbat, Mongolia
Nina Pavlotzky Neeman, Costa Rica Hajun Chung, South Korea
Bong Jung Woo, South Korea Daniel Chik, Singapore
Mathilde Duverney, France Andrea Lafarge Rinaldi, France
Emily McCarthy, Ireland Amálie Vlčková, Czechia
Franciszek Cichowski, Poland Angelina Nguyen, USA
Aleksandra Dzieża, Poland Arabelle Grote, USA
Eva Essilevskaia, France Ethan Bai, Ireland
Sofia Maholetti, Austria
Ka Yik Charis Zong,Hong Kong, China Blanka Kojalewicz, Poland
Jaroslav Skalka, Czechia Anna Zimowska, Poland
Kamil Podzorski, Poland Markéta Sladkovská, Czechia
Hernán Lucena Villanueva, Spain Dora Šarić, Croatia
Nikol Hamplová, Czechia Alžběta Nikiforová, Czechia
Adelina Furtuna, Moldovia Yoana Manwani, United Arab Emirates
Małgorzata Radek, Poland Arturo Bienve Díaz Álvarez, Spain
Zofia Michałek, Poland
Xinyu Li, China Eleni Moon, USA
Łucja Dąbkowska, Poland Rozálie Klesová, Czechia
Joy Chuang, Taiwan Mario Sebastian Silvestre Hernandez, Guatemala
Helene Gritsch, Austria Matyáš Charvát, Czechia
Devakshi Grace Mukherjee, India/Qatar Nora Lubbadová, Czechia
Nidra Esteves Ramirez Celis, Portugal Antoni Nowakowski, Poland
Franciszek Gąsieniec, Poland Anju Nogiwa, Singapore/ Austria
Pavel Pejchal, Czechia Hong Seo Hyeon, South Korea
Bartosz Frydel, Poland Glorija Pinturić, Croatia
Ivana Zovko, Croatia Tom Williamson, United Kingdom
Nicholas Grote, USA Maria Kolary, Poland
Carla Ioana Ungureanu, Romania Dymitr Szostak, Poland
Matthew Stephen Hockaday, Czechia Martina Taslerová, Czechia
Momone Shiraishi, Japan Anna Harper, USA/Belarus
Ryan Wang, Canada Rie Takeuchi, USA
Bridget Su, Taiwan 𝗭𝘂𝘇𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗮 𝗞𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗮, Poland
Emilie Kašparová, Czechia Clara Gritsch, Austria
Hanna Fábián, Hungary Bruna Prostran, Croatia
Vojtěch Ocelka, Czechia Emilio Wu Gan, Costa Rica
Chiara Bleve, Italy Zhong An Feng, Hong Kong, China
Grigorescu Valentiu-Constantin, Romania Gayathri Gopikrishna Chokalingam, India
Giordano Calì, Italy
Jie Liang, New Zealand Kristýna Kovalová, Czechia
Sonia Schwabe, Poland Mehana Ellis, USA
Takuma Onodera, Japan Anastasia Durnea, Moldovia
Sebastião Mateus, Portugal Vittorio di Pietro, Italy
Magdalena Srnková, Czechia Radek Bagar, Czechia
Pablo Frias Lobo, Spain Pia Oetheimer, France/Austria
Sanjay Akam, USA
Anna Knoulichová, Czechia Zhiqi Yuan, China
Lorena Turković, Croatia Anna McCargow, Russia
Ayane Tsuno, Japan Channing Chu, New Zealand
Rejsi Prosi, Albania Matyáš Meinczinger, Germany
Nanjala Antonia, Kenya Nicoleta Sirbu, Moldovia
Andrew Truong, USA Barbora Filipová, Czechia
Veronika Jaklová, Czechia Marco Ridolfo, Italy
Mattia Groppello, Italy SunHye Shin, South Korea
Hikari Ichimura, Japan Wanzhen Zhao
Kateřina Sinevičová, Czechia Jianyi Gu, China
Claudia Hu, USA Amálie Pivoňková, Czechia
Tatsuhito Adachi, Japan Jovan Perunicic, Serbia
Wenjia Rao, China Victoria Nava, Belgium
Molli Szalai, Hungary Mina Sun, China
Bohumil Bondarenko, Czechia František Jeřábek, Czechia
Giada Nobile, Italy Vincenza Ginevra Lauria, Italy
Yinzi Cao, China Markus Koropp, Germany/Austria
Marta Misztal, Poland Parvina Sharipova, Usbekistan/Austria
Xiao Tang, China Xiaowan Zhang, China
Zachary Weiner, USA Kamil El-Ahmadieh, Czechia
Jinwei Zhang, China Jookhyun Kim, South Korea
Christopher Knopp, Canada Radim Tichý, Czechia
Barbora Brabcová, Czechia Luca Sacher, Italy
Tyler Kivel, USA Yibo Du, China
Eben Wagenstroom, South Africa Kirill Brukhovskii-Vasilev, Russia
Martyna Anna Chmura, Poland Aristotelis Papadimitriou, Greece
Alves de Toledo Karina, Brazil Anfisa Bobylova, Russia/Austria
Yuhuan Wang, China Asami Kitamura, Japan
Xu Guo, China Asuka Tagami, Japan
Jihak Oh, South Korea Hwan Hee Kim, South Korea
Ryohong Ahn, South Korea Radymyr Tsiko, Ukraine/Austria
"On 13-10-1870 there was, by way of an exception, an Abonnement suspendu, the reason being that a nine year-old boy, the son of a local Jewish tradesman named Mahler, was to be heard for the first time playing the piano before a large audience. The great success the future virtuoso achieved with his audience did him honour; one could only wish that for his excellent playing he had had an equally good instrument at his service. If the young artist's former teacher, Herr Kapellmeister Viktorin, hears of yesterday's success, he can certainly be pleased with his protege."
Gustav Mahler - First public concert in Jihlava
- The competition will be via videos published on www.youtube.com due to anti-epidemic measures.
- The competition is open for competitors of all nationalities up to the age of 30.
- The competition is a one-round competition, and the condition of the competition is to play from memory.
- The repertoire is free.
- The repertoire should consist of one or more pieces which has to fulfill the time limit.
- The competition is divided into 11 age categories.
- The video must be a real recording without editing, shot in one static shot, with the camera slightly away from the competitor.
- Must be visible on the competitor's hands and body at all times.
- The video recording not more than 6 months old must be placed on www.youtube.com, the competitor will include in the application the exact internet link to the video recording.
- Each piece can have a separate link.
- The full names of the pieces, the composer and the competitor, must be included in the video title or description (in English)
- The video must be public (not private) and accessible throughout the competition. The competitor will not seek a financial reward for posting the video and gives consent to post the video on the organiser's web site to announce the results.
- The organiser reserves the right not to open a category for organisational reasons or not to accept an application or to shorten the competition deadline for the competition for capacity reasons.
- The competition deadline: 31.5.2021.
- Announcement of results: 30.6.2021.
- Failure to comply with the above conditions, as well as an apparent reading of the notes during the game, may result in the competitor being eliminated from the competition.
Competitive category and time limit
of competitive video
Category year of birth Time limit of composition
- The jury will assess the competitive performance of the competitors, determine the order of the competitors in each category, determine the absolute winner of the competition, determine the award holder.
- The jury's deliberations are not public, the jury does not publish evaluations.
- The jury's decision is final, indisputable and there is no appeal.
Univ. Prof. Libor Novacek BMus MMus
Professor of Piano, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria, Professor of Piano, Prague Conservatoire, Czech Republic
Doc. Mgr. Renata Lichnovska
pianist, pedagogue of The Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno, Czech Republic
MgA. Petra Milarova
pianist, teacher of The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, LSF Music School, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Mgr. Jiri Jakes
Principal conductor of Gustav Mahler Philharmonic Jihlava, Czech Republic
MgA. Petr Nouzovský
president, Association of Musical Artists and Scientists, Prague, Czech Republic
Prize of Gustav Mahler Philharmonic Jihlava
(presents the possibility of a concert performance (orchestral or chamber concert) in future years)
Each competitor receives a diploma (by email)
The jury may also award other special prizes, also reserving the right not to award one.
Application shall be submitted exclusively electronically by completing an online form at www.mahler.institute (at the end of this page) and paying a registration fee. A proof of payment of the fee shall accompany the application. Applications may be submitted no later than May 31, 2021. You will receive confirmation of your participation in the competition after you have submitted your application and credited the payment of the registration fee to our bank account.
1st - 5th category - € 50
6th - 8th category - € 80
9th - 10th category - € 100
11th category - € 111
The registration fee must be paid in full by bank transfer:
Owner: Institut Gustava Mahlera, z.s.
address: Fio banka, a.s., Millennium Plaza, V Celnici 10, 117 21 Prague, Czech Republic
Fee can be paid via payPal (please contact us)
Please, enter the name of the competitor in the note/message to the recipient.
The registration fee is non-refundable.
(Please, fill the application in English. Compulsory fill in bold lines. Proof of payment of the fee is a mandatory annex. You'll see a confirmation after you successfully submit your application.)