Emanuel Sint wins the Fanny Mendelssohn Award

Emanuel Sint © Ina Grajetzki

The 19-year-old bassoonist and Bachelor student Emanuel Sint from Prof Rainer Luft's class has been awarded the Fanny Mendelssohn Prize. With his concept idea "The bassoon can also be the first violin" and his musical virtuosity, he impressed the jury and now has the opportunity to realise his concept with a debut album and several concert appearances. The album will be recorded in spring 2024 on the ES-DUR label in Hamburg and is expected to be released in summer.

Emanuel Sint has been a junior student at the Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach Music High School since 2018 and began his bachelor's degree at the Eisler in the summer semester of 2023. He has won prizes at several music competitions, such as the Muse Competition in Athens, the international competition "Peregrinos Musicales" in Spain, the international music competition in Stockholm and the international competition for woodwinds "Northern Rhapsody" in Russia.

He has already appeared as a soloist at venues including the Elbphilharmonie and the Konzerthaus Berlin and has performed with orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Loh Orchestra and the Real Filharmonía de Galicia. He is also a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.

The Fanny Mendelssohn Prize is awarded by the Hamburg Fanny Mendelssohn Society. The jury, chaired by Prof. Dr Dieter Rexroth, annually honours outstanding young musicians with a convincing conceptual idea. This year's prize was awarded for the tenth time. The prize also includes a series of concert appearances, a prize-giving concert at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, a performance at the Felix Mendelssohn House in Leipzig, a performance at the Frauenkirche Dresden and at Schloss Elmau.