COVID-19 can’t stop the music!
In isolation, music feels more necessary than ever. That’s why Queen Elisabeth Competition’s laureates and jury members are finding alternative ways to perform for their audience. We collected some excerpts for you.

Fortunately, passion for music is immune to the virus!

Violin 2019 Prize Winner Timothy Chooi ‘s message for Belgian audience.

Henry Kramer, Piano 2016 Prize Winner performs Andante Cantabile by Schumann live from home with his friends.

Samuel Hasselhorn and Eva Zaïcik, First and Second Voice 2018 Prize Winners, singing “Es Rauschet das Wasser” by Brahms, with pianist Selim Mazari.

Gautier Capuçon, Cello 2017 Jury Member, performing Bach Sarabande from Suite n°4.

Sylvia Huang, Violin 2019 Laureate, in the frame of Flagey’s initiative "Flagey chez soi", playing the Fifth Sonata for violin solo by Eugène Ysaÿe.

Nelson Goerner, Piano 2016 Jury Member, also for "Flagey chez soi".

Héloïse Mas, Voice 2018 Prize Winner, performing Chausson with pianist Julien Le Blanc.

Tobias Feldmann, Violin 2015 Prize Winner, interpreting Kreisler‘s Liebesleid with pianist Frank Dupree.

Luke Hsu, Violin 2019 Laureate, playing some Wieniawski from home.

Estrellita by Ray Chen, Violin 2009 First Prize Winner.

William Youn, Piano 2007 Laureate, plays Philipp Maintz’ Etude No. 3 – a work commissioned by Elbphilharmonie Hamburg – in the Foyer of the Recital Hall.

“A day during lockdown”, by Shai Wosner, Piano 1999 Prize Winner and jury member.

Violin 2019 Prize Winner, Ioana Cristina Goicea.

"This Taiwanese folk song is for people who lives or studies in foreign country. In this situation in the world, it is hard to live or work right now, and Home always welcomes you to be back. To whom cannot or haven’t been to homeland for a while, stay healthy!"
William Wei, Violin 2015 Laureate.

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