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.

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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

Previous Winners

Winner 2019

Camerata Jovem do Rio de Janeiro

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Winner 2018

Robert Neumann, Piano

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Winner 2017

Aidan Mikdad, Piano

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Winner 2016

Mira Marie Foron, Violin

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Important Information on the Selection Process

Selection Process