Violinist wins another 100 grand

Violinist wins another 100 grand


norman lebrecht

September 23, 2017

The Moldavian-born violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja was today named winner of the Swiss Grand Award for Music 2017, worth 100,000 SFR.

Four months ago, she won the Swiss federal government’s Grand Prix Music, worth 25,000 Swiss francs.

They must love her in Switzerland.



  • Everybody loves her! Kopat is the best ~~

  • Etienne Abelin says:

    It’s slightly different: Patricia was among 15 musicians of various genres to win a “Swiss Music Prize 2017” – all 15 received 25,000 Swiss francs each. Of those, she was just selected as the winner of the “Grand Award”.

  • emilelaurent says:

    Also in Britain:
    2010 BBC-Music-Magazine Award.
    2013 Gramophone award.
    2014 instrumentalist of the year of the Royal Society of Music.

  • Anon says:

    Artist for the visual age. Much of the so called ‘core repertoire’ I heard from her, when I close my eyes, it sounds bad, sloppy, pointless. She has a vivid stage presence though.

    • Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

      I find her Beethoven VC with Philippe Herreweghe on Naïve actually pretty good though.
      But I have to admit I could not listen to her Tchaikovsky VC for more than 5 min.