2017 Swiss Fritz Gerber Contemporary Music Prize Winners Announced

26 year old Swiss-born violist Hana Hobiger has today been announced as 1 of 3 recipients of the 2017 Fritz Gerber Contemporary Music Prizes

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26 year old Swiss-born violist Hana Hobiger has today been announced as 1 of 3 recipients of the 2017 Fritz Gerber Contemporary Music Prizes.

A current post graduate student at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Hana will receive CHF 10,000 (US $10,000) – plus a full scholarship to the 2017 Lucerne Festival Academy.

Established in 2015 by the Fritz Gerber Foundation, the annual prizes are awarded to 3 promising Swiss musicians up to to the age of 28 – who’ve demonstrated significant commitment to contemporary music performance.

This year’s jury comprised Lucerne Festival Artistic Director Michael Haefiger, composer and conductor Heinz Holliger – and a number of soloists from the Ensemble Intercontemporain.

2017 prizes and scholarships were also awarded to Swiss harpist Alice Belugou and Swiss saxophonist Rahel Kohler

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