winners 2017.


Second Manhattan International Music Competition (2017)















PRIOR WINNERS (Second edition, 2017)


The three top prize winners performed at Carnegie Hall on 22 September 2017:  Anne-Luisa Kramb (violin) - Alexei Melnikov (piano) and Tamara Banjesevic (soprano).

  View event here (Official website: Carnegie Hall).

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Anne-Luisa Kramb: violin

Alexei Melnikov: piano

Tamara Banjesevic: soprano

The top award in the second category (CD release with the Orpheus Classical label, all costs covered) was allocated to Michele Angelini (tenor). In the previous edition, pianist Kotaro Fukuma recorded the album “Piano Fantasy”. The CD release included three popular masterpieces: Wandererfantasie (F. Schubert), Piano Fantasie (W. A. Mozart), and  “Moonlight” Sonata (L. v. Beethoven).


Orpheus Classical

Kotaro Fukuma: piano

Pianist Emanuel Rimoldi received the "Ivo Pogorelich Award" on 2016, and had the opportunity to receive a Masterclass with this legendary Maestro (honorary president of the competition).

In addition to these top prize winners, other 32 special prizes were awarded:

Piano Section


Gold Prizes


Rafael Kyrychenko (with distinction)

Viviana Lasaracina (with distinction)

Jongdo An

Mihaly Berecz

Ismael Margain

Silver Prizes


Hin Yat Tsang

Nuno Ventura de Sousa

Florian Mitrea

Eddie Myunghyun Kim

Scipione Sangiovanni

Do Hyun Kim

Joanna Rozewska

Strings Section

Gold Prizes

Maria Kouznetsova (with distinction)

Mairead Hickey (with distinction)

Ji Won Song

Christine JeongHyoun Lee

Mikhail Nemtsov

David Petrlik


Silver Prizes

Eri Masaoka

Gyehee Kim

Lisa Sung

Coleman Itzkoff

Dominik Emanuel Wagner

Voice Section


Gold Prizes

Alexandra Ruszo (with distinction)

 Kseniya Nesterenko

Andrzej Filonczyk

Silver Prizes

Bruno de Sa Nunes

Kyubong Gerard Lee

Beomjim Kim

Stephany Ortega

Kelly Poukens

Young Kwang Yoo


Special prize: “Young Virtuoso Award”

Ellinor D'melon


The three top prize winners and the Gold prizes’ winners are invited to join the Manhattan Concert Artists roster as free service with no exclusivity:


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