Arthur Waser Prize

Jonathan Leibovitz by Kaupo Kikkas

Promotion of top talents

The Arthur Waser Prize was launched in 2013. The aim is to support highly talented young soloists who are at the beginning of a promising career. The prize is endowed with 25,000 Swiss francs and includes a solo concert with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra

In 2022, the fifth Arthur Waser Prize was awarded to the 25-year-old Israeli clarinettist Jonathan Leibovitz. Born in Tel-Aviv, Jonathan’s musical education began with Eva Wasserman. He went on to study with Yevgeny Yehudin at the Buchmann Mehta School of Music .

Leibovitz will present himself with Copland’s clarinet concerto at the two prizewinner concerts on 9 and 10 November 2022.

Previous winners

Photo: Simon Fowler
Photo: Gregory Favre für Thomas Nowak Consulting

Impressions of the award winners’ concert 2020

Photo: Franca Pedrazzetti