Cellist Maya Fridman, pianist Camiel Boomsma and baritone Raoul Steffani are nominated for the GrachtenfestivalPrijs 2018. At the 'Avond van de GrachtenfestivalPrijs' in the Wintertuin of Hotel Krasnapolsky the winner will be announced.
For the GrachtenfestivalPrijs an expert jury, consisting of Dutch classical music critics Frederike Berntsen (Trouw), Biella Luttmer (de Volkskrant) and Joep Stapel (NRC Handelsblad), will judge musicians and ensembles who excell in their field of expertise. This nomination is an important niche for the career of musicians, which is already an award. The nominees will be observed by the jury for an entire season, who will grant the GrachtenfestivalPrijs to the most remarkable musician or ensemble. Then the jury gives the winner carte blanche as Artist in Residence for the next Grachtenfestival to invent a versatile and challenging program.
At the festive evening of the GrachtenfestivalPrijs, the Grachtenfestival introduces all nominees who will each give a brief performance. Host is NPO Radio 4-presenter Ab Nieuwdorp.
De Avond van de Grachtenfestivalprijs wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky en Stichting Ambassadeurs van het Grachtenfestival.