• Siegfried Pank

President of the Internationalen Telemann-Gesellschaft e.V., Competition president 2017

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As a soloist and member of leading ensembles Siegfried Pank made music in whole Europe, Israel, the USA and Japan. He was a constant guest of different festival among others at the Bachfest Leipzig, the Händel-Festspielen, the Magdeburger Telemann-Festtagen, the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto and in other music centres of the world. His admissions with numerous radio companies and labels enclose a wide repertoire: from the Gambensonaten, the chamber music as well as the passions Johann Sebastian and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (German record price in 1988) up to Händel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Rameau, Marais, Johann Ludwig Krebs etc.

By the home and foreign countries he held regularly special seminars and master courses and helps as a juror in national (Deutscher Musikrat) and international competitions (e. g.  Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Wettbewerb, Internationaler Telemann-Wettbewerb and Bach-Abel-Wettbewerb). He is the president of the Internationalen Telemann-Gesellschaft e.V. as well as the Telemann- and Bach-Abel-Wettbewerbs.

In 2012 Siegfried Pank was honoured with the Georg-Philipp-Telemann-Preis in the state capital Magdeburg and in 2013 with the Eitelfriedrich-Thom-Preis in Michaelstein.