Among the prize winners of the Zwickau Competition are names which have won internationalacclaim, e.g. the pianists Peter Rösel, Nelly Akopian, Dezso˝ Ránki, Balázs Szokolay, Dina Yoffe, Yves Henry, Susanne Grützmann, Eric Le Sage, Dana Ciocarlie or Florian Noack and the singers Siegfried Lorenz, Mitsuko Shirai, Edith Wiens, Mary Ann Hart, Matthias Görne, Britta Schwarz, Bodil Arnesen, Annette Dasch, Anna Lucia Richter and Mauro Peter.
Some of them moved on to become members of the jury, thereby ensuring the artistic continuity of the Robert Schumann Competition.

Chair of the Competition
Thomas Synofzik

Piano 2020

Nelly Akopian-Tamarina (London)
Jozef De Beenhouwer (Antwerpen)
Boris Bloch (Düsseldorf)
Dana Ciocarlie (Bukarest/Paris)
Jean-Jacques Dünki (Basel)
Susanne Grützmann (Berlin)
Yves Henry (Paris)
Peter Rösel (Dresden)
Balázs Szokolay (Budapest/Weimar)

Singing 2020

Gabriele Fontana (Wien)
Christina Högman (Stockholm)
Robert Holl (Rotterdam/Wien)
Ann Murray DBE (Dublin)
Dr. Michael Oehme (Leipzig)
Josef Protschka (Köln)
Eckart Sellheim (Arizona)
Mitsuko Shirai (Karlsruhe)
Scot Weir (Zürich)