The finales of the 26th international competition of organ “Grand Prix of Chartres” took place on Sunday, September 9th, 2016 in the cathedral Notre-Dame of Chartres.
The competition, dedicated to interpretation, received the candidacy of 30 young organists, representing 13 nationalities (Austria, Byelorussia, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Russia, Sweden, United States, Uzbekistan).
The jury, chaired by the french organist Daniel ROTH (France), and made up for the foreigners organists Susan LANDALE (Great Britain), Jon LAUKVIK (Norway), Dong-ill SHIN (South Korea), Stephen THARP (United States), and french Véronique Le GUEN, Olivier VERNET, retained :
– for the 1/4 of finales in Saint Eustache church (Paris) : 14 candidates
– for the 1/2 finales in Saint Eustache church (Paris) : 6 candidates
– for the final in the cathedral of Chartres : 3 finalists, who in the order of their passage were :
Daria BURLAK (Russia, 32 years old, candidate 1)
Johannes ZEINLER (Austria, 25 years old, candidate 2)
Amélie HELD (Germany, 21 years old, candidate 3)
Program of the final :
1) ‘Prelude and fugue in G major‘, Jean-Sébastien BACH – BWV 550
2) ‘Phteggomai’, a work commissioned by the association of the great organs of Chartres (creation) to the composer Thomas LACÔTE
3) ‘Choral’ of the symphony n° 7, opus 42, Charles-Marie WIDOR
4) ‘Prelude and fugue on the name of ALAIN‘, opus 7, Maurice DURUFLÉ
The “Grand Prix of Chartres” Interpretation was awarded to Johannes ZEINLER (Austria).
The “Second Prix” Interpretation was awarded to Daria BURLAK (Russia).
“Prize of the public” was awarded to Johannes ZEINLER.
“Prize for the best interpretation of the Work of Thomas Lacôte” was awarded to Johannes ZEINLER.