5ème concours de trompette Maurice André (Fifth Maurice André Trumpet Competition) took place in Paris from 18th to 26th October.
Forty-five competitors were accepted, representing twenty-two different countries: the jury, too, was multinational, consisting of
Maurice André (Chairman, France), Eric Aubier (France), Ole Edvard Antonsen (Norway), Roger Boutry (France), Gabriele Cassone (Italy) , Reinhold Friedrich (Germany), Anthony Plog (USA), Guy Touvron (France), and Roger Voisin (USA). Thirteen competitors went through to the second round, and four to the final, with these results:
- Grand Prize of the City of Paris : not awarded
- 2nd Prize : Ibrahim Maalouf (France) and Giuliano Sommerhalder (Switzerland)
- 3rd Prize : Olivier Bombrun (France)
- 4th Prize : Raphaël Dechoux (France)
- Best performance of Alektos by Roger Boutry (trumpet and organ work commissioned for the competition) : Sergio Casasi (Italy)
- Most promising performer : Fruzsina Hara (Hungary)
- Quality of sound : Ibrahim Maalouf (France)
- Honourable mention : Clément Saunier (France)
Please see the competition's website for more details of the winners, the music they played, the jury and the history of the competition including previous winners right back to the first, in 1979.
Note: A longer article about the competition and surrounding events is planned for the ITG Journal. An update note will be added here when it is published.
5th Maurice André trumpet competition
5ème concours de trompette Maurice André
5. Trompetenwettbewerb Maurice André
Max Sommerhalder / Competition website