After the final of the International Competition Musica Antiqua 2016 for fortepiano a shared second prize was awarded to the Japanese Naruhiko Kawaguchi and the Russian Viacheslav Shelepov. There was no first prize awarded. The third prize went to the Austrian Martin Nöbauer. The Spanish pianist Carlos Goicoechea received an honorable mention.
2016-2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Orpheus Institute. It will celebrate this occasion with forty-eight hours of music, discussion and festivity to take place in Ghent from the afternoon of Sunday 13 November to the morning of Tuesday 15, 2016.