There are only two piano competitions in Europe for young pianists in contemporary music namely in Orléans in France and in Fribourg in Switzerland. The past few years the Dag Wirén Foundation has been engaged in both of them by giving a special prize to the young pianist who has been chosen by the jury being the best performer of music by Dag Wirén.
The competition in 2017 took place in Orléans on April 6-9. Only those who belonged to the third and highest class could compete for the Dag Wirén Prize. The jury decided to give the prize to 17 years old Hae Min An from Seuol Arts High School in South Korea. She also got Prix d’excellence and special congratulations from the jury for her excellent performance.
Next competition will take place in Fribourg on June 1-3 2018 and the foundation is discussing with the leader of the competition to continue the co-operation.