Prizes and Tours

 

PRIZES


SENIOR DIVISIONS

 

Grand Prize Medal — $10,000
Sponsored by Jeny and John Sejdinaj
The Grand Prize Medal winner also participates in the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy the following summer.
 

Strings

Gold Medal — $3,500 & Winner’s Gold Tour
Sponsored by Deirdre Mylod and Paul Worland

Silver Medal — $3,000

Bronze Medal — $2,000
Endowed by the Barbara Shields Byrum Fund for The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

 

Winds

Gold Medal — $3,500 & Winner’s Gold Tour
Sponsored by the Bartlett/Hawkins Families

Silver Medal — $3,000

Bronze Medal — $2,000
Sponsored by the G. Burt and Charlotte Ford Fund for The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

 

American Brass Quintet Brass Ensemble Prize

Senior Division Brass Prize — $400
Sponsored by the American Brass Quintet


The American Brass Quintet (ABQ) is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the growing number of young brass ensembles in the U.S. American Brass Quintet is pleased to offer these prizes to the most outstanding brass ensemble in each division.

 

 

FLORENCE V. CARROLL JUNIOR DIVISIONS

 

Strings

Gold Medal — $2,300
Sponsored by Shirley and William Garber

Silver Medal — $1,800
Sponsored by Ann and Paul Divine

Bronze Medal — $1,300
Sponsored by Marijke Niles and Kirsten & Marc Niles
 

Winds

Partially endowed by the Barbara Shields Byrum Fund for The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

Gold Medal — $2,300
Sponsored by Dr. Mark and Judy Jacobi in memory of Paul "Teddy" Jacobi

Silver Medal — $1,800
Sponsored by the Kelly/Dow Family

Bronze Medal — $1,300
Sponsored by Andrea Crawford & Michael Pippenger


American Brass Quintet Brass Ensemble Prize

Junior Division Brass Prize — $300
Sponsored by the American Brass Quintet


The American Brass Quintet (ABQ) is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the growing number of young brass ensembles in the U.S. American Brass Quintet is pleased to offer these prizes to the most outstanding brass ensemble in each division.

 

Kenneth Geoffroy Memorial Award

$800
Underwritten by Patricia Geoffroy
 

The Kenneth Geoffroy Memorial Prize is awarded to a local Junior Division ensemble to encourage the participation of local chamber music ensembles in the Fischoff Competition. A special $800 cash prize is awarded to the highest ranking junior ensemble from the Michiana region (60 mile radius of South Bend).

 

 

TOURS


Emilia Romagna Festival

The Fischoff grants the Grand Prize Medal winner a trip to the Emilia Romagna Festival one year following their win. The Emilia Romagna Festival arranges approximately four to six concerts each summer, hosted in hill-top villages and small towns throughout the Emilia Romagna region. The Festival provides each ensemble with housing, transportation, and performance opportunities in historic villas, castles, village chapels, city churches, and even an ancient farm courtyard.

 

The Fischoff Double Gold Tours

The Fischoff awards tours for both Gold Medal ensembles in the Senior Division Winds/Brass and Senior Division Strings/Piano the fall following the competition. The ensembles will present concerts and educational programs to more than 5,000 children, youth, and adults throughout the Midwest. Visit the Double Gold Tour page to read about previous tours.

 

The Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins Video Recording Prize at Guarneri Hall, Chicago

The Senior Strings Gold Medalist will be awarded a video recording prize at Guarneri Hall, Chicago sponsored by Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins.

Merz Trio: Robert Schumann "Widmug"

Merz Trio: Berg "Traumgekrönt"

 

From The Top

The Junior Division Gold Medal Winners will perfrom live on NPR's From the Top, which showcases America's most outstanding young classical musicians.