Austrian organist Johannes Zeinler wins Chartres prize1:23, 14th September 2018
The 26th edition of the Grand Prix de Chartres, organised by the Association des Grandes Orgues de Chartres, was held on Sunday 9 September 2018.
A jury comprising Susan Landale, Jon Laukvik, Dong-ill Shin, Stephen Tharp, Véronique Le Guen, Olivier Vernet, and chaired by Daniel Roth declared the overall winner to be 25-year-old Austrian organist Johannes Zeinler.
Previously, Zeinler won the gold medal at the St Albans international organ competition in 2015. He is currently studying organ and harpsichord at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse.
32-year-old Daria Burlak from Russia and 21-year-old Amélie Held from Germany were runners up.
The finalists’ programme included J S Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 550, the world premiere of Thomas Lacôte’s ‘Phteggomai’, and the Chorale from Charles-Marie Widor’s seventh symphony.