Winner 2015

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Tamás Pávalfi is the winner of the first Fanny Mendelssohn Sponsorship Award. This Hungarian trumpeter, who has already received multiple awards, impressed the jury with an enormous virtuosity, his stage presence and an unusual musical concept which can be heard on his debut CD „AGITATO“ – works from the baroque era as well as modernist ones by Vivaldi, Telemann, Händel, Ligeti, Kagel and Dubrovay among others. Pávalfi wants to push the limits not only in terms of the repertoire of the trumpet but also in terms of its playing technique. He does so by transcribing historical repertoire and by championing new composers that he interprets with breathtaking technical skill on “AGITATO”. During the recording of his CD in Budapest he was accompanied by an orchestra rich in tradition, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra. “The award has inspired me to live my musical fantasies,” the young Hungarian says about the Fanny Mendelssohn Sponsorship Award that was presented to him in September 2015 during the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festival.