Aurel Dawidiuk, organ
Scholarship holder since 2018
Aurel Dawidiuk was born in 2000 in Hannover and is one of the outstanding and many sided musicians of his generation.
He has performed in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin, the Philharmonie Essen, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the ORF Radio-Kulturhaus Vienna as well as many important churches in Germany. He has played as a soloist with famous orchestras such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Göttinger Symphonieorchester, the Eroica Berlin, the Sinfonietta Köln and the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lorraine.
Aurel Dawidiuk has won first prize in numerous competitions for organ and piano such as in 2015 the International Piano Competition Jugend in Essen, in 2016 the Schumann-Wettbewerb in Zwickau, 2017 the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, 2018 the London Organ Competition and 2019 the International Young Organist Competition in Moscow. In “Jugend musiziert” he won several first and special prizes and scholarships. He has also won awards from the Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
In 2019 he won the famous TONALi-Klavierwettbewerb in Hamburg and received the main prize, the audience prize, the Christoph Eschenbach prize and six further special prizes.
In 2021 he was accepted for the conducting forum of the Deutsche Musikrat.
Aurel Dawidiuk began his musical education on the violin and piano at the age of six and in 2014 joined as a young student the Institut zur Frühförderung musikalisch Hochbegabter at the Musikhochschule in Hannover in the subjects piano and organ. Since 2020 he has been a student at the Zurich Hochschule der Künste. He is studying conducting with Johannes Schlaefli and piano with Till Fellner. He receives organ tuition from Martin Sander at the Musik-Akademie Basle.