Iris van Nuland (violin, 18) has won the first prize in category 2 (15-19 years) at the Prinses Christina Klassiek Concours. She wins the JON Prize (several solo performances with the Dutch Youth Orchestra) as well as the Ruud van der Meer Prize: a scholarship awarded to the finalist who already communicates with their audience through good stage presence. Iris is a first-year bachelor violin student with teacher Peter Brunt.
An honorary mention in this category went to CvA-student Elin Haver (viola, 17). Elin wins the Muziekhaven Prize: coaching and a performance at Muziekhaven Zaandam in 2020/2021. Elin also won the Audience Award National Final, part III.
In category 3 (12-19 years) the second prize went to Cheuk Hin Keith Ng (marimba, 19). He wins the Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Toonkunst Prijs: several lessons with a well-known musician chosen by the winner and the Fotoshoot Prijs. In the same category the third prize went to Lisa Schreiber (saxophone, 20 (19 at time of application)). She wins the Masterclass Prize: masterclasses with a well-known musician chosen by the winner. An honorary mention in this category went to the Kandisky Quartet, featuring Enzo Kok (violin, 18), Nelleke Boor (violin, 19), Ida Weidner (viola, 19) and Joshua Herwig (cello, 20).
Due to coronavirus measures, the final of the 52nd edition of the concours could be attended online. Princess Margriet announced the winners in a video message. These past months over 400 young musicians from all over the Netherlands entered the competition. The goal of the annual competition is to promote classical music to children and young adults.