göttingen händel competition 2022

Preliminary round

10:00 am | May 16th, 2022
Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal

Since 2017, the göttingen händel competition has been focusing on fostering young talent while closely integrating the competition’s content with the Festival’s motto. With New Horizons both audience and jury can expect something exciting again this year. Thanks to its strong partners, distinguished jury, and attractive prizes, the competition has become a major part of the Festival, bringing artists and early music lovers to Göttingen in May to hear Handel’s music. In 2022, the competition will be expanded to include the special “Music and Space” prize.

Session 1: 10.00–11.00 am // Session 2: 11.30 am–12.30 pm // Session 3: 2.30–3.30 pm // Session 4: 4.00–5.00 pm

Per session two ensembles each present a 15 minute program and participate in a 10 minute discussion.

1. Preis der Göttinger Händel-Gesellschaft e.V.

Awarded with € 5,000 as well as a performance at the Prizewinners’ concert on May 18, 2022.

Sonderpreis „Musik und Raum“

Awarded with € 2,000 as well as a perfor - mance at both the Prizewinners’ concert “Music and Space” on May 19, 2022 and at FELIX! – Original. Klang. Köln.

Bärenreiter Urtext-Preis

Gift certificate for sheet music

Audience Prize

All attendees who can show a day pass for competition day2 are entitled to vote


Christiane Irrgang – NDR Kultur

Barbara Scheuch-Vötterle – Bärenreiter-Verlag

Isabelle Battioni – Centre culturel de rencontre d'Ambronay

Frerk Schenker – Göttinger Tageblatt

Frauke Bernds – Kölner Philharmonie

Hygiene rules

Please understand that New Horizons, the Göttingen Int. Handel Festival 2022, will be held in accordance with the 3G rule – vaccinated, recovered or tested on the day! Masks (minimum protection level FFP2 or equivalent) must be worn until you take your seat. We also strongly recommend to keep the masks on during the entire event.