International Baroque Violin Competition

The Premio Bonporti is one of the most well known early music competitions in the world. Founded in 1995 by the Accademia di Musica Antica in Rovereto (Italy), the competition gives prizes in money, concerts, CDs and other opportunities for young concert players. Gustav Leonhardt (8 editions 1997-2008), Chiara Banchini (3 editions), Sigiswald Kuijken, Catherine Mackintosh, Linde Brunmayr, Alan Curtis, Jesper Christensen, Enrico Gatti, Lucy van Dael, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Gloria Banditelli, Alfredo Bernardini, Kees Boeke, Ottavio Dantone, Odile Edouard, Werner Ehrhardt, Gaetano Nasillo, Susanne Scholz, Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wallfish, are just a few of the musicians who have formed the Jury of the competition in the past 25 years. The Premio Bonporti takes place every two years in October in Rovereto (Italy), a small town 70km north from Verona. Since 2012 the Premio Bonporti has sometimes alternated with the Premio Ferrari, dedicated to a musician from Rovereto: Giacomo Gotifedo Ferrari (1763-1842).

The Competition (1996-2019)

The Winners 1996 – 2019

1996
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Le Nuove Musiche

1997
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music not assigned

1998
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music L’Assemblée des Honnêtes Curieux

1999
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music not assigned

2000
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Á la Russe Ensemble

2001
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music not assigned

2002
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Opera Quarta

2003
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin not assigned
(2nd Prize: Leyla Schayegh)

2004
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Ricreation d’Arcadia

2005
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin Timothy Haig

2006
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Ensemble Sirocco

2007
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin not assigned
(2nd Prize: Dmitry Sinkowsky)

2008
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music not assigned

2009
Premio Bonporti
Master in Baroque Violin

2010
Baroque Violin not assigned
(2nd Prize: Rie Kimura)

2011
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Daimonion Ensemble

2012
Premio Ferrari
Fortepiano Olga Pashenko

2013
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin not assigned
(2nd Prize: Anne Kaun)

2014
Premio Ferrari
Master in Belcanto

2015
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin not assigned
(2nd Prize: Noyuri Hazama)

2016
Premio Ferrari
Fortepiano Viacheslav Shelepov

2017
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin Sara Deborah Timossi

2019

Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin Minori Deguchi