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göttingen händel competition

Competition day 2

This year, too, the göttingen händel competition offers talented young performers an opportunity to showcase their abilities to an audience. Six ensembles will be competing against each other as well as for the favour of the expert jury and the public. The winning ensemble will not only be rewarded with the prize of € 5,000 donated by the Göttinger Händel-Gesellschaft e. V., but will also perform the Prizewinners’ Concert in Rosdorf on May 22, 2019. The Bärenreiter Urtext Prize and the Audience Prize will also be awarded.

Competition day 2:
Each group presents 30 min. programme and participates in 10 min. discussion

10 – 10.40 am
Ensemble a

11 – 11.40 am
Ensemble b

12 – 12.40 pm
Ensemble c

The first round of the competition takes place on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Announcement of the 2019 winners on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 2.30 pm, Market Square (in front of the Altes Rathaus).

The concert venue is barrier-free. For further information on Festival venue accessibility, please see the overview.

The göttingen händel competition is supported by

21 May
10.00 – 12.45 Uhr
Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal



Anne Röhrig Professor of Baroque Violin at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, Artistic Director of Hannoversche Hofkapelle
Maurice Steger Recorder Virtuoso and Conductor
Kai Wessel Countertenor and Professor for Voice and Historical Performance Practice at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Angela Brünjes Head of Department Lokales|Kultur|Campus, Göttinger Tageblatt
Gabriele Hertz-Eichenrode Programme editor (retd.) NDR Kultur 
Tobias Wolff Managing Director of the Göttingen International Handel Festival