Mrs Karajan announces a 50K prize

Mrs Karajan announces a 50K prize


norman lebrecht

October 08, 2015

It starts in 2017, marking the 50th anniversary of the Easter Festival her husband founded in Salzburg, and it’s being endowed ‘in the spirit’ of his achievements. It’s worth 50 grand in Euros to the winner.

Anyone we’d care to nominate?



  • Nicolas Jones says:

    Grigory Sokolov

  • Eddie Mars says:

    The prize goes to the slowest recording of the year!

    (No recordings of works less than 100 years old need apply)

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    The prize goes to Christian Thielemann, of course.

  • Erich says:

    …but what you don’t report is that it is apoarently being taken away from Baden-Baden where it has been hitherto…

    • Holger H. says:

      That’s indeed the most pressing question following the announcement of this “new” Karajan price. No answer in the public statements. But hardly can there be two Karajan prices in the future???

  • Milka says:

    Dudamel !!!! all the way

  • Tzimon says:

    Eschenbach. Why, he could use the cash. /snicker, snicker.