The results are in from the Naxos.com “Saving Classical Music” contest, and we’re excited to announce our winners in this remarkable competition.  We had so many good ideas that our judges—including conductor Marin Alsop, conductor and flautist Uwe Grodd, Naxos founder Klaus Heymann, producers Bonnie and Norbert Kraft, conductor and composer Christopher Lydon-Gee, Naxos.com editor Christy Nicholson, and pianist Kathryn Selby—had to award not only FOUR grand prizes and twelve first prizes; we decided to include three honourable mentions as well. 

 

Read the winning entries below to discover interesting and innovative ideas for reviving live classical music and saving classical concerts throughout the world.  Thank you to all of our participants, who sent in some fantastic ideas.

 

Grand Prize Winners

100 CDs

Antoinette Sutto

Joe Long

Lynn Wallisch

Tim & Sherrie Vermande

 

First Prize Winners

10 CDs

Alan August

Bruno Forment

Frank Manheim

John Gardai

Jeffrey Ouper

Doug Murray

Glenys Robinson

David Sharpe

R.L. Gondim

Warren Ham

Alvin Firmeza

Alfred Marko

 

Honourable Mention

5 CDs

Gregory Hodges

William Hillis

Roger Lakins

 

Due to the high number of wonderful ideas, many of the terrific ideas from other participants will soon be appearing on Naxos.com.  Keep an eye on the “Divertimenti” section starting next week to read some other great ideas for classical music!  Participants whose entries are chosen for this feature will be contacted for a special award as well.