Scholarship opportunities at a glance
Landgrave of Hesse Prize
Promotional prize (€5,000) awarded at the end of the Cello Masterclasses & Concerts to one of the participants. The prize also includes the opportunity to perform at the Cello Festival the following year.
Claudio Bohórquez and Oren Shevlin (1994)
Edvardas Armonas and Denis Krotov (1996)
Kee-Hyun Kim and Tatjana Vassilieva (1998)
Bong-Ihn Koh (2000)
Thomas Carroll and Julian Steckel (2002)
Nicolas Altstaedt and Giorgi Kharadze (2004)
Leonard Elschenbroich (2006)
Ha Young Choi and Dai Miyata (2008)
Anastasia Kobekina (2010)
Matthew Allen and Andrei Ioniță (2012)
Laura van der Heijden and Maciej Kułakowski (2014)
Jonathan Roozeman and Zlatomir Fung (2016)
Boris Pergamenschikow Scholarship
Scholarship (€400 per month) to provide young cellists with two years of financial support in order to assist them in their cultural and intellectual development. The scholarship is awarded during the Cello Masterclasses & Concerts.
Julian Arp (2004-06)
Julian Steckel (2006-08)
Gabriel Schwabe (2008-2010)
István Várdai (2010-2012)
Anastasia Kobekina (2012-2014)
Lizi Ramishvili (2014-2016)
Aleksey Shadrin (2016-2018)
Prince of Hesse Prize
Promotional prize (€2,500) awarded at the end of the Violin Masterclasses & Concerts to one of the participants (up to the age of 27).
Hyeyoon Park and Guro Kleven Hagen (2009, Prite was split)
Anna Lee and Benjamin Beilman (2011, Prize was split)
Tanja Zhou and Joakim Røbergshagen (2013, Prize was split)
Shuichi Okada and Lara Boschkor (2015, Prize was split)
Manfred Grommek Prize for young string players of the Bad Sodener Musikstiftung
Promotional prize (€10,000) awarded to an active participant by the Jürgen Frei Music Foundation in Bad Soden am Taunus in conjunction with Kronberg Academy at the final concert of the Violin Masterclasses & Concerts. The prize also includes an invitation to perform in one orchestra concert and one chamber music concert in Bad Soden am Taunus in the following two years.
Ekatarina Frolova and Arata Yumi (2011, Prize was split)
Ui Youn Hong and Alexi Kenney (2013, Prize was split)
Mahiru Moriyama and Daniel Lozakovitj (2015, Prize was split)
Leyda Ungerer Music Prize
Promotional prize (€5,000) awarded by the Verein Freunde Junger Musiker e.V. Frankfurt - Musikkreis Leyda Ungerer. It is presented once every two years at the Cello Festival to an active participant in the previous Cello Masterclasses & Concerts (up to the age of 28). Where possible, the prizewinner should come from a German-speaking country or have grown up in Germany. The prize includes an opportunity to perform at the Kronberg Academy Festival (former Cello Festival) and for the Verein Freunde Junger Musiker e.V. - Musikkreis Leyda Ungerer.
Tomasz Daroch (2006)
Pablo Ferrández (2011)
Kian Soltani (2013)
Bruno Philippe (2015)
Ingrid zu Solms Culture Prize (2003-2009)
Promotional prize (2003 - 2009) awarded during the Cello Festival to one of the female participants of the previous year's Cello Masterclasses & Concerts.
Natalie Clein (2002-03)
Kaori Yamagami (2004-05)
Eun-Sun Hong (2006/2007)
Sang-Eun Lee (2008/2009)
Yehudi Menuhin Next Generation Award
Promotional prize (€3,000) awarded once only at the end of the first Violin Masterclasses & Concerts in 2009 to Hiroka Matsumoto
Ana Chumachenco Award
Promotional prize (€2,500) in honour of the violinist and pedagogue Ana Chumachenco, awarded at the end of the Violin Masterclasses & Concerts to an active participant (aged 27 and under).
Kaoru Oe (2015)
Frans Helmerson Award
Promotional prize (€2,500) in honour of the cellist and pedagogue Frans Helmerson, awarded at the end of the Cello Masterclasses & Concerts to an active participant (aged 27 and under).
Yoonsoo Yeo and Min Ji Kim (2016)
Kronberg Academy Scholarship
Invitation for a particularly gifted active masterclass student to take part as an active student in the next Violin or Cello Masterclasses & Concerts and in the workshops at the next Kronberg Academy Festival without auditioning and free of charge.
Philipp Schupelius and Alexander Warenberg (2016)
Gidon Kremer Foundation
Support for the orchestra Kremerata Baltica as well as support and training for specially gifted young strings players - in particular young violinists - primarily in cooperation with Kronberg Academy. Safeguarding and securing Gidon Kremer's intellectual and artistic estate.
Rostropovich Cello Foundation
Supports highly talented young cellists by lending them instruments and by awarding scholarships to enable them to take part in Kronberg Academy's projects.
Yuri Bashmet Viola Foundation
Supports highly talented young violists by lending them instruments and by awarding scholarships to enable them to take part in Kronberg Academy's projects.
Fondazione Casa Musica
Supports young musicians of Kronberg Academy, especially by creating a musical living and meeting place.
Events / courses
Cello Festival workshops and Cello Masterclasses & Concerts (every two years)
Cello students are given an opportunity either to take part in or to simply observe masterclasses led by world-famous cellists.
Young cellists deemed particularly worthy of sponsorship may qualify for a travel bursary for the masterclasses and workshops in Kronberg. (Applications to Kronberg Academy).
Chamber Music Connects the World (every two years)
Selected top young musicians ("Juniors") are given an opportunity to play in an ensemble with internationally renowned artists ("Seniors") for a period of ten days.
Mit Musik – Miteinander (twice a year)
Young prizewinners of international competitions, who have taken part as "Juniors" in the Chamber Music Connects the World project, pass their experience on to the winners of Germany's young musician competition, "Jugend musiziert" by playing together with them in an ensemble.
International Pablo Casals Cello Competition
Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann
Various prizes, opportunities to perform as well as to make CD and radio recordings.
Education / training
Kronberg Academy Masters' Programme
Young musicians specialising in violin, viola or violoncello may be selected by Kronberg Academy to take part in its highly acclaimed two-tier Master's course (Master of Music (M.Mus.) - a cooperation between Kronberg Academy and the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, and Kronberg Academy Further Masters Studies) that will equip them for the prospect of an international solo career (with the possibility of being awarded a full scholarship).