2019

2019 Judges, Annie Brewster and Prizewinners

Kumi Choi South Korea
1st Prize, Interpretation; Douglas May Award; Peter Hurford Bach Prize

Tom Rioult France
2nd Prize, Interpretation 

Richard Gowers UK
Matthew Martin Prize 

Sebastian Heindl Germany
Audience Prize 

Gabriele Agrimonti Italy
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

2017 

Thomas Gaynor New Zealand
First Prize Interpretation and Audience Prize 

Ágoston Tóka Hungary
Second Prize Interpretation 

Lotta-Sophie Harder Germany
Philip Moore Prize 

Sora Yu South Korea
Douglas May Award 

The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation not awarded

2015 

Lauch of the 2015 competition
David Titterington, Artistic Director; Paul Patterson, composer of commissioned work; Cllr Annie Brewster, Mayor of St Albans; Dr Stephen Boffey, Chairman

Johannes Zeinler Austria
First Prize Interpretation and Gold Medal

Davide Mariano Italy
Second Prize Interpretation and Peter Hurford Bach Prize

Zita Nauratyill Hungary
Paul Patterson Prize and Audience Prize 

Thomas Gaynor New Zealand
The Douglas May Award 

David Cassan France
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

2013 

Simon Thomas Jacobs UK
First Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

Anna-Victoria Baltrusch Germany
Second Prize, Interpretation

Benjamin Sheen UK
Second Prize, Interpretation

Jihoon Song South Korea
Peter Hurford Bach Prize 

Benjamin Sheen 
Jon Laukvik Prize

David Cassan 
The Douglas May Award

Martin Sturm Germany
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

2011 

2011 Jury at Gorhambury House, home of IOF Patron The Countess of Verulam:
Bine Bryndorf, Helmut Deutsch, Martin Jean, Tong-Soon Kwak, Daniel Roth, Simon Preston, Richard Morrison (photographer), David Titterington

David Baskeyfield UK
First Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

Ka Young Lee South Korea
Second Prize, Interpretation and John McCabe Prize 

Simone Vebber Italy
Peter Hurford Prize 

Paul Goussot France
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

2009 

Konstantin Volostnov Russia
First Prize, Interpretation; Peter Hurford Bach Prize; Audience Prize; John Casken Prize

Linda Sîtková Czech Republic
Second Prize, Interpretation

Péter Kováts Hungary
Douglas May Prize 

Jean-Baptiste Dupont France
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

2007 

Ulrich Walther Germany
First Prize, Interpretation

Rudy de Vos South Africa
Second Prize, Interpretation

Bálint Karosi Hungary
Douglas May Prize 

Linda Sitková Czech Republic
Langlais Prize

The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation not awarded

2005 

Andrew Dewar UK
First Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

Henry Fairs UK
Second Prize, Interpretation

Simon Bell UK
Douglas May Prize 

Gerben Mourik The Netherlands
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

2003 

Herman Jordaan South Africa
First Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

Andrew Dewar UK
Second Prize 

Konstantin Volostnov Russia
Douglas May Prize 

Robert Houssart The Netherlands
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

2001 

Johannes Unger Germany
First Prize, Interpretation 

Clive Driskill-Smith UK
Second Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

Rupert Gough UK and Dong-Ill Shin South Korea
Joint Third Prize, Interpretation 

Simon Bell UK
Douglas May Prize 

Hayo Boerema The Netherlands and Thomas Lennartz Germany
Joint Second, the Tournemire Prize for Improvisation

1999 

Pier-Damiano Peretti Italy
First Prize, Interpretation

Charles Harrison UK
Second Prize, Interpretation

Colm Carey Ireland
Third Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

Jonathan Scott UK
Douglas May Prize 

1997 

First Prize, Interpretation not awarded

David Goode UK
Second Prize, Interpretation 

Erwan le Prado USA and Anne Elise Smoot France
Joint Third Prize, Interpretation

Martin Baker UK
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1995 

Mattias Wager Sweden
First Prize, Interpretation

Holger Gehring Germany
Second Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

Stephen Farr UK and Hanna Kuhlmann Denmark
Joint Third Prize, Interpretation

1993 

Gabriel Marghieri France
First Prize, Interpretation

Peter Dyke UK and Jeremy Filsell UK 
Joint Second Prize, Interpretation

Carleton Etherington UK
Third Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

David Briggs UK
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1991 

Joseph Adam USA
First Prize, Interpretation

Luca Antoniotti Italy
Second Prize, Interpretation

Christopher Nickol UK
Third Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

Christoph Kuhlmann Germany
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1989 

Mikael Wahlin Sweden
First Prize, Interpretation

Stephen Farr UA
Second Prize, Interpretation

Roger Sayer UK
Third Prize, Interpretation

Christopher Wrench Australia
Audience Prize

1987 

Interpretation First Prize and Third prize not awarded

Bas de Vroome The Netherlands
Second Prize, Interpretation and Audience Prize 

David Drury Australia
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1985 

Kimberley Marshall USA
First Prize, Interpretation

Diane Belcher UK
Second Prize, Interpretation

Alexander Dichmont UK
Third Prize, Interpretation

Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet-Hakim France
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1983 

Kevin Bowyer UK
First Prize, Interpretation

Interpretation Second Prize and Third Prize not awarded

Naji Hakim France
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1981 

First Prize, Interpretation not awarded

David Rowland UK
Second Prize, Interpretation

Nigel Spooner UK and William Welch USA
Joint Third Prize, Interpretation

1979 

Thomas Trotter UK
First Prize, Interpretation

Keith Hohn UK
Second Prize, Interpretation

Peter Solomon UK
Third Prize, Interpretation

Christoph Tietze USA
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1977 

Interpretation First Prize not awarded

Peggy Haas USA and Marcus Huxley UK
Joint Second Prize, Interpretation

Jos van der Kooy The Netherlands
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1975 

Lynne Davis USA
First Prize, Interpretation

Desmond Hunter N Ireland
Second Prize, Interpretation

Nathan Ensign USA
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1973 

Jan Overduin Canada and Walter Glyn Jenkin UK
Joint Second Prize, Interpretation

Kees van Eersel The Netherlands
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1971 

Larry Cortner USA
First Prize, Interpretation

Hans Eugen Frischknecht Switzerland
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1969 

David Sanger UK
First Prize, Interpretation

1967 

Danièle Gullo France
First Prize, Interpretation

1965 

Hans Joachim Bartsch Germany
First Prize, Interpretation

Andrew Davis UK
Second Prize, Interpretation

André Isoir France
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

Kees van Houten The Netherlands
Second Prize, the Tournemire Prize for Improvisation 

1964 

Gillian Weir UK
First Prize, Interpretation

1963 

Susan Landale UK
First Prize, Interpretation

Guy Bovet Switzerland
The Tournemire Prize for Improvisation