Prize-winning students 2005

Saxophonists Tine van den Geest and Guido De Flaviis, who study with Henk van Twillert, have won several prizes at the International Concours of Music Marco Fiorindo in Torino. Guido won the third prize in the category 'soloist', and the second prize wit his saxophone quartet Overtoom in the category 'chamber music'. Tine won the second prize in the category 'young saxophone'.

Durk Hijma, Postgraduate Course guitar student, has been awarded the 2005 scholarship from the Stichting Jazztalent.

Olivier Salandini, who studied with Bob van Asperen and graduated last year, has won the second prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bologna, Italy. In the past years Clothilde Verwaerde and Alessandro Pianu, who both study with Bob van Asperen, have won prizes at this competition as well.

At the third international competition for voice-piano duos Nadia et Lili Boulanger, which took place on November 24, 25 and 26 2005 in Paris, the Dutch-French duo Nathalie Gaudefroy and Eildert Beeftink has won all prizes. The French soprano Nathalie Gaudefroy won the Prix de Chant, the Dutch pianist Eildert Beeftink won the Prix de Piano. Together they won the Prix de Duo. The winning duo received an amount of EUR 20.000 and a series of concerts in Monaco, the Invalides in Paris and in Geneva.

Former CvA student Eildert Beeftink studied with Håkon Austbø, Willem  Brons, Mila Baslawskaja and Rudolf Jansen. In addition to this he worked as a teacher at the CvA for five years. Nathalie Gaudefroy studied with Udo Reinemann.

On November 13, 2005, Maria Martinez Ayerza was awarded the First Prize at theMoeck/SRP (Society of Recorder Players) solo recorder competition in Greenwich (UK). She also received the SRP Walter Bergmann Fund Prize for her performance of Salamander  II by Hiroyuki Itoh.

Erik Bosgraaf was awarded the Second Prize and Stephanie Brandt won the Third Prize.

Maria Martinez and Stephanie Brandt are currently in their second year Postgraduate Course at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Erik Bosgraaf finished his recorder studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in June 2005.

At the ninth Contemporary Music Competition in Krakow (Poland) ÆroDynamic has won the second prize in the category 'trio' for their performance of Rodia=So2H4 by Aspasia Nasopoulou and In the alchemy of the world's dream by Katarzyna Arnhold. ÆroDynamic are Harma Everts, soprano, and Stephanie Brandt and Maria Martinez, recorders. Stephanie Brandt and Maria Martinez study with Paul Leenhouts at the CvA.

Violinist Birthe Blom has won the twentieth Oskar Back Competition. Cecilia Bernardini won the second prize, the third prize was awarded to Bob van der Ent. All three finalists are CvA students.

At the sixth International Schnitger Organ Competition in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, former student Lubbert Gnodde won the first prize cum laude. Lubbert studied withHans van Nieuwkoop, Pieter van Dijk and Jacques van Oortmerssen. Christian Ahlskog, student with Pieter van Dijk, won the third prize.

Gábor Soós, student with Pieter van Dijk, won the first prize at the Govert van Wijn Organ Competition in Maassluis (The Netherlands) on June 11th 2005 .

In April 2005, Olli Pyylampi, former student with Pieter van Dijk, won the second prize at the international orgen competition in Kotka (Finland).

Noa Kleisen won the first prize for piano at the national Prinses Chrsitina Concours. Kate Sebring won the second prize.

On March 12, 2005, Lavinia Meijer, harp, won the 'Vriendenkrans 2005' of the Concertgebouw. Additionally, she received the 'Pasman' scholarship, which amounts to EUR 7000,-, and the press prize.

Pianist Ralph van Raat has won the international Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship 2005. The prize amounts to 15.000 pounds (21.000 euros) and is awarded biennially by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust in Londen to support the realization of a personal musical project. Members of the jury are Franco Buitoni (co-founder of the Trust), Adam Gatehouse (executive producer BBC), Martijn Sanders (managing director of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam) and Mitsuko Uchida (pianist).

Lisa Jacobs (19), viool, student of Ilya Grubert, won the second Jascha Heifetz Competition in Lithuania. She also won the prize awarded by the audience.