LOTTO-Förderpreis of the Rheingau Musik Festival

LOTTO-Förderpreis 2017 for Ben Kim

Ben Kim © Banders Volvic

The American pianist Ben Kim will be awarded this year's LOTTO Prize of the Rheingau Music Festival. The prize, which has been donated annually by the Hessian lottery company since 2009, is endowed with 15,000 Euros and is awarded annually to an extraordinary young talent of the Rheingau Musik Festival. "Those who are already at the forefront are usually overwhelmed with awards. LOTTO Hesse, however, would like to express special young talents in order to facilitate their way upwards," says Dr. Heinz-Georg Sundermann, Managing Director of LOTTO Hessen, explaining the intention of the prize. The award will be given to Ben Kim on July 4 after his piano evening in the Fürst von Metternich Hall at Schloss Johannisberg.

The previous laureates

Marc Bouchkov (2016)
Pablo Ferrández (2015)
Vestard Šhimkus (2014)
Iskandar Widjaja (2013)
Christopher Park (2012)
Denis Kozhukhin (2011)
Leticia Moreno (2010)
Sebastian Manz (2009)