Arts & Culture Music Prix Montblanc About the Project

About the Project

Montblanc has been awarding the PRIX Montblanc to talented up-and-coming instrumentalists every year since 2006. The PRIX Montblanc is worth €10,000 and also includes the award of the Montblanc Donation Pen Johannes Brahms. With this exceptional fountain pen edition, Montblanc is highlighting Brahms' commitment to promoting the arts and his conscientious approach to supporting entire generations of budding young artists. Montblanc is donating money from the sale of each Montblanc Donation Pen Johannes Brahms Edition to promote new cultural and artistic projects.

The first musician to be awarded the PRIX Montblanc was Tianwa Yang, named by the Detroit News as "the most important new violinist to come on the scene in many a year." In 2007, the jury chaired by Hélène Grimaud awarded the prize to pianist Natasha Paremski. The Russian musician has since performed on all the major concert stages across America, Europe and Asia.

In 2008, Joshua Bell and his jury awarded the prize to violinist Alina Ibragimova, who according to The Times was "destined to be a force in the classical music firmament for decades to come." Pianist Nikolai Tokarev, "one of the most remarkable young artists on the big international concert platforms" (Frankfurter Rundschau), was honored with the PRIX Montblanc in 2009, and in 2010, 13-year-old child prodigy Zhang Shengliang from China, nicknamed Niu Niu ("little ox"), was presented with the award as a future star pianist in the world of classical music. Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan was honored with the award in 2011. This multi-award-winning musician had already performed with the world's most renowned orchestras and captivated audiences worldwide.

More Information

Prix Montblanc

  • About the Project

  • 2012 - Istvan Vardai

  • 2011 - Sergey Khachatryan

  • 2010 - Niu Niu

  • 2009 - Nikolai Tokarev

  • 2008 - Alina Ibragimova

  • 2007 - Natasha Paremski

Your Wish List is currently empty.

If you have a Wish List saved under your account, please sign in.

Please sign in or register now.

Open  Arts & Culture Overview

Open  Arts & Culture Overview

Discover the world of arts & culture

  • Cultural Foundation

    The Montblanc Cultural Foundation has been committed to cultural projects worldwide since 1992.

  • Art

    Learn here which international art projects and institutions are promoted by Montblanc.

  • Theater

    By supporting theater projects worldwide, we continue the rich tradition of storytelling.

  • Music

    Montblanc is committed to various international music projects. Learn more about it here.

  • Montblanc De La Culture

    Since 1992 the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award has been honoring special merits on culture.

preload icon preload icon