The winner of the 15th Concours Géza Anda, Anton Gerzenberg, will play Felix Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto in place of András Schiff in Winterthur on 17th and 18th January. The Musikkollegium Winterthur will be playing, conducted by Estonian conductor Anu Tali. In 2022, Anton had already stepped in at very short notice with this virtuoso concerto in Zurich’s Tonhalle, conducted by Paavo Järvi.
The Musikkollegium Winterthur is one of the oldest orchestras in Switzerland with a splendid past. Composers such as Hindemith, Honegger, Schönberg, R. Strauss, Stravinsky and Webern wrote written pieces for the orchestra, which prides itself of having worked with great musicians such as Hermann Scherchen, Franz Welser-Möst, Heinrich Schiff, Thomas Zehetmair and currently Roberto González-Monjas as chief conductors. The Mozart-Semifinal of the 16th Concours Géza Anda 2024 on 5 and 6 June this year will be conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.
The 16th Concours Géza Anda takes place between 30 May and 8 June in Zurich and Winterthur.