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I’m more than pleased with this competition. It was really exciting to see the amount of people interested in playing etudes and not only big symphonic concertos and sonatas. I hope that all participants had fun and also the chance to learn from this competition. Above all it is important to remember that all participants are winners just for the simple fact of accepting the challenge of taking part. 
However is time to announce the winners of the 3 prizes… 
so, hold your breath… 

The winners are: 

1st Prize - Luís Diz (Portugal) 
2nd Prize - Māris Evelons (Latvia) 
3nd Prize - Cleo Simons (The Netherlands) 

The portuguese Ricardo Menezes, who is only 14 years old was awarded with one Honorable Mention for his playing and courage.
The level presented in this competition was very high and as a composer I feel honored to see my works played by such amazing players! I’ve heard that a lot of people, not only horn players, were interested on this competition format, I expect to see similar initiatives in the future. Since this competition was a big success I would like to announce that there will be a new competition scheduled within the release of my upcoming book of etudes. 
You can listen to this competition players or subscribe further updates on the next competition (2015) at http://www.ricardomatosinhos.com 

A big THANK YOU to all of you and you will hear from me very soon… 

Ricardo Matosinhos

Promotional Video



Competition Winners

1st Prize – Luís Diz  (Portugal)

 

2nd Prize – Māris Evelons (Latvia)

 


3nd Prize – Cleo Simons (The Netherlands)

FINAL ROUND VOTES

(at Feb 28th, 2014 23:59:59 GMT) 

 

#1 Luis Miguel Diz, Portugal (744 Votes) 
10 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 1 (Crazy Steps) 

#2 Māris Evelons, Latvia (679 Votes) 
10 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 2 (B flat Blues) 

#3 Cleo Simons, Netherlands (137 Votes) 
12 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 9 (Stop It Now!) 

#4 Luís Duarte Dias Moreira, Portugal (116 votes) 
10 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 9 (Octopus) 

#5 Luís Duarte Dias Moreira, Portugal (98 Votes) 
12 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 5 (Fingers Espresso) 

#6 Thomas William da Silva Gomes, Portugal (60 Votes) 
15 Low Horn Etudes - 3 (Ostinato) 

#7 Pedro Martins, Portugal (42 Votes) 
15 Low Horn Etudes - 2 (Blues in F) 

#8 Rui Godinho, Portugal (41 Votes) 
10 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 2 (B flat Blues) 

#9 César Nunes, Portugal (38 Votes) 
10 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 2 (B flat Blues) 

#10 Nelson Silva, Portugal (32 Votes) 
12 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 10 (Arabian Sketch) 
and 
10 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 6 (Keep it Cool!) 

#11 Marc Gelfo, USA (30 Votes) 
15 Low Horn Etudes - 2 (Blues in F) 

#12 Hans Denayer, Belgium (25 Votes) 
10 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 8 (Mouse Chasing) 

#13 César Nunes, Portugal (23 votes) 
15 Low Horn Etudes - 2 (Blues in F) 

#14 Tiago André Pereira de Oliveira, Portugal (20 Votes) 
10 Jazzy Etudes for Horn - 6 (Keep it Cool!

Finalists Announcement Video