2016 Jurow Competition


The Historical Keyboard Society of North America is pleased to announce the eighth Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, to take place March 22-24, 2016 at Oberlin College, Ohio, USA. Harpsichordists under age 35 at the time of the competition are eligible to enter. The deadline is October 1, 2015, for preliminary qualification by recording, submitted electronically (required, no CDs accepted).

Semi-final and final rounds will be held at the HKSNA conclave at Oberlin College, 2016. A maximum of twelve players from the preliminary round will be admitted to the semi-final round.

PRIZES: First Prize - $5000 (US); Second Prize - $2500 (US); Third Prize - $1500 (US); Jurow Prize - $750 to be awarded to a promising non-finalist (Mae and Irving Jurow, donors).

JURY: Jane Chapman (Professor of Harpsichord, Royal College of Music, London), Lisa Goode Crawford (Professor of Harpsichord, Emerita, Oberlin Conservatory of Music), Catalina Vicens (Ensemble Servir Antico, Basel/ Leiden), Hank Knox (Professor of Harpsichord, Schulich School of Music of McGill University), Vivian Montgomery (Early Music Faculty, Longy School of Music).


2016 Semi-finalists and Alternates:


Eunji Lee (Indiana)
Jean-Christoph Dijoux (France)
Loris Barrucand (France)
Sofia Grgur (Serbia)
Patrick Merrill (Maryland)
Qin ying Tan (Cleveland)
Raphael Fusco (New York)
Justin Murphy-Mancini (California)
Joyce Chen (New York)
Mylène Bélanger (Canada)
Kyle Collins (Texas)
Natsumi Fujita (Germany)
Sihyun Chun (Illinois)
Gabriel Benton (New York)
Jennifer Bower (Vermont)