Boris Pergamenschikow-Prize

This competition, initiated by the Society of Friends and Patrons, rewards the efforts of outstanding chamber musicians.

The competition is held every two years. Entrants can chamber music ensembles from trios to nonets from music universities throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

The only condition of the ensemble lineup is the inclusion of at least one cello.

As well as a performance of one or more works from the period post-1950, each ensemble prepares a presentation on the piece, outlining its historical context and relation to other genres.

The winning ensemble is awarded the Boris Pergamenschikow Prize worth 10 000 euros. There is an additional advancement prize of 2000 euros for the best oral presentation.

The prizewinning ensemble also receives the special prize for a composition commission, conferred with 3000 euros.

The additional prizes are possible due to the kind support received from …

Boris Pergamenschikow (1948-2004) was one of the most versatile, internationally renowned cellists and teachers of his field, most recently at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. In his artistic and pedagogical work, the conveyance of wide-dimensional music was a central concern. The Boris Pergamenschikow competition addresses this far-reaching aspect of his work. It serves to awaken interest in and dedication towards contemporary music and promote the understanding of its artistic roots and connections.

Boris Pergamenschikow
Birthe Bendixen

This competition, initiated by the Society of Friends and Patrons, rewards the efforts of outstanding chamber musicians.

The competition is held every two years. Entrants can register[AW1]  chamber music ensembles from trios to nonets from music universities throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

The only condition of the ensemble lineup is the inclusion of at least one cello.

As well as a performance of one or more works from the period post-1950, each ensemble prepares a presentation on the piece, outlining its historical context and relation to other genres.

The winning ensemble is awarded the Boris Pergamenschikow Prize worth 10 000 euros. There is an additional advancement prize of 2000 euros for the best oral presentation.

The prizewinning ensemble also receives the special prize for a composition commission, conferred with 3000 euros.

The additional prizes are possible due to the kind support received from …

Boris Pergamenschikow (1948-2004) was one of the most versatile, internationally renowned cellists and teachers of his field, most recently at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. In his artistic and pedagogical work, the conveyance of wide-dimensional music was a central concern. The Boris Pergamenschikow competition addresses this far-reaching aspect of his work. It serves to awaken interest in and dedication towards contemporary music and promote the understanding of its artistic roots and connections.

Foto: HfM
Amei-Quartett, Zusatzpreis für den besten mündlichen Vortrag. Foto: Katrin Benary
Jury 2013 Foto: Katrin Benary
Jury 2013 Foto: Katrin Benary
Jury 2013 Foto: Katrin Benary
Korngold Trio Preisträger 2013 Foto: Katrin Benary
Korngold Trio, Birthe Bendixen (Organisation BP-Preis), Martina v. Brüning (Vors.Förderverein) Foto: K.B.