Credit Suisse Young Artist Award & Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes

The Credit Suisse Foundation supports highly talented young musicians through two annually alternating prizes: the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award and the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes. 

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Credit Suisse Young Artist Award

The internationally acclaimed Credit Suisse Young Artist Award supports outstanding soloists who have the potential that promises a major international career. Along with a cash award of 75,000 CHF, the winners are given the opportunity to perform in concert with the Vienna Philharmonic during the Summer Festival in Lucerne. The award is conferred jointly by LUCERNE FESTIVAL, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Society of Friends of Music Vienna, and the Credit Suisse Foundation.

Winners

Kian Soltani cello (2018)

Simone Rubino percussion (2016)

Sergey Khachatryan violin (2014)

Vilde Frang violin (2012)

Nicolas Altstaedt cello (2010)

Antoine Tamestit viola (2008)

Martin Helmchen piano (2006)

Sol Gabetta cello (2004)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin (2002)

Quirine Viersen cello (2000)

Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes

The Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Soloists honors emerging musical talents from Switzerland and comes with a cash award of 25,000 CHF. The winners are additionally given the opportunity to perform in the Debut series at the Summer Festival in Lucerne. This award is conferred jointly by LUCERNE FESTIVAL, KMHS (Conference of Music Academies in Switzerland), and the Credit Suisse Foundation. 

The winner of the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2019, the percussionist Marianna Bednarska, will perform the price winners' concert on 22 August 2019.

Winners

Marianna Bednarska percussion (2019)

Valentine Michaud saxophone (2017)

Vojin Kocić guitar (2015)

Laura Schmid recorder and Pablo Hernández-Barragán clarinet (both 2013)

Mi Zhou cello (2011)

Andriy Dragan piano (2009)

Aniela Frey flute (2007)

Tecchler Trio piano trio (2005)

Pawel Mazurkiewicz piano (2003)

Sol Gabetta cello (2001)