The Award for Highly Talented Musicians
Since 2016, the Swiss Charity Award has promoted up-and-coming talents of classical music and offers them the opportunity to perform at the Swiss Charity Concert.Find out more
It is our mission to provide highly talented musicians with a platform to compete among peers and deliver constructive feedback on how they can improve further in their career. The winner of the award will have the special opportunity to perform together with Victor Dijon de Monteton, Koh Gabriel Kameda and a symphony orchestra at the Swiss Charity Concert.
The Swiss Charity Award is based on three key values.
1) It’s a neutral platform to support young musical talents in their development process.
2) We are forward thinking by embracing the newest and easiest technology in executing the competition globally.
3) Our aim is to grow constantly and promote the competition and its values in order to potentially extend beyond music in the future.
Winner 2022: Justus Friedrich Eichhorn
12-year-old Justus Friedrich Eichhorn was born into a family of musicians in Weimar. For several years he has been taught by Prof. Grigory Gruzman at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar, and he also receives lessons in composition and conducting. In 2020, Justus was a student of Matti Raekallio (Juilliard School New York) during his family’s stay abroad for several months. He made his debut at the age of 10 with Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major. Since then he has performed with numerous orchestras, including Mozart’s A major concerto KV 414 with the Moscow Soloists conducted by Yuri Bashmet. Justus Friedrich Eichhorn has won numerous piano competitions, including 1st prize at the Bechstein Competition Berlin as the youngest participant. He won 1st prize at the Bechstein Competition Berlin as the youngest participant. In 2021 he performed at the Elba Festival and was awarded the festival’s promotional prize. In summer 2022 Justus was invited as “Artist of Promise” by the Verbier Festival. In autumn 2022 he will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in several cities in Germany. In 2023, Justus Friedrich Eichhorn will make his debut with the Korean Chamber Orchestra at the Seoul Arts Center as well as at the Laeizhalle Hamburg.
Photo: Andreas Malkmus Fotografie
Important Information on the Selection Process
Candidates can submit their application at any certain time to the Swiss Charity Award Jury. There is no application deadline. From the received applications, the Jury will select the appropriate winner of the Swiss Charity Award “behind closed doors”. To submit your application please contact us.
In addition to the sent in applications, the jury will proactively approach young talents whether they want to take part in the selection process. Based on the received applications, the jury will choose the winner each year. According to the selected instrument group the foundational Jury, consisting of Victor Dijon de Monteton and Koh Gabriel Kameda, will be extended.
The chosen finalists of the Swiss Charity Award will not be published online.