The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2018 – VIOLIN JUNIOR

21. & 22. April 2018, Dusseldorf

The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2018 – VIOLIN JUNIOR is open to all young violinists whose goal it is to become successful professional musicians, and who are between 8 and 15 years old.
The competition will take place on different days for two different age groups:
21 April 2018: 8-11 years old
22 April 2018: 12-15 years old

The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2018 – VIOLIN JUNIOR offers young musicians a unique opportunity to test their abilities and level of musical development as young artists, meet and connect with other musicians, and last but not least, have the chance to win an array of prestigious prizes.

Venue: Internationale Musikakademie Anton Rubinstein, Flinger Str. 1, 20213 Düsseldorf.

Official piano accompanist: Eunice Kim

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 Jury

  • Wonhee Bae
  • Alexey Semenko
  • Vassili Voronin

 Competition awards

  • 1. Prize (Cat. A) - Violin ¾ from CARLO BERGONZI II , Cremona, loan for 1 year
  • 1. Prize (Cat. B) - Violin from BENINGO SACCANI, Mailand, loan for 1 year and JARGAR-Special-Prize
  • 2. Prize (Cat. A) - Violin bow ¾ JOHN DODD 1800, loan for 1 year
  • 2. Prize (Cat. B) - Violin bow from Knopf Werkstatt, 1870, loan for 1 year
  • 3. Prize (Cat. A) - Violin bow ¾ from LOUIS MORIZOT 1950, loan for 1 year
  • 3. Prize (Cat. B) - Violin bow from Knopf Werkstatt, 1880, loan for 1 year
  • JARGAR-Special-Prize
  • Special Prize for the best interpretation of J. S. Bach
  • Special Award from the International Anton Rubinstein Music Academy

 Winners

Seoyul Kim, Südkorea

1. Prize (Cat. A) - Violin ¾ from CARLO BERGONZI II , Cremona, loan for 1 year
Biography 

Seoyul Kim was born in South Korea, 2007. Beginning her studies when she was four years old, she was accepted into the Seoul Arts Center Music Academy for the Young Gifted at age six and studied with Young Song and Jimin Ham. She made her first solo debut at the Recital Hall, Seoul Arts Center aged 8 and won several major national competitions in South Korea. In September 2017, she joined the Yehudi Menuhin school in UK and is currently studying with Diana Galvydyte.

Vadym Perig, Ukraine

1. Prize (Cat. B) - Violin from BENINGO SACCANI, Mailand, loan for 1 year and JARGAR-Special-Prize
Biography 

Perig Vadim Stepanovich war am 04.06.2005 Jahr in Zhitomir, Ukraine gebohren. Er studiert in der 7. Klasse der KSSMSh nach Mykola Lysenko, der Klasse des Lehrer-Methodologen Korinets O. M.
Preisträger des 1. Preises des internationalen Wettbewerbs von E. Koki (Moldawien 2015), Gewinner des internationalen Wettbewerbs von B. Dvarionasas (Litauen 2016), 1 Preisträger des Wettbewerbs für junge Violinisten (Rumänien 2016), Teilnehmer des Projekts “Witness” (Kiew 2016), 1 Preisträger des internationalen Wettbewerbs “Lviv Virtuoso” (Lviv 2017).

Sofia Demetriades, Großbritannien

2. Prize (Cat. A) - Violin bow ¾ JOHN DODD 1800, loan for 1 year
Biography 

Date of Birth 8 July 2008 (9 years old)
Education:
Leicester Grammar Junior School, Leicestershire (from 1 Jan 2017) Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama (JGSMD), London (from 1 September 2017)
Violin studies:
Professor Valentina Korolkova (Gnessine Specialised Children’s Music school, Moscow) – from July 2014 to date Anna-Liisa Bezrondy (JGSMD, London) – from May 2017 to date
Competitions:
Leicester Competitive Festival of Music (UK), November 2014, 1st prizes in violin and piano classes
Bromley Competitive Festival of Music (UK), November 2016, 1st prize in violin recital class and violin concerto class
North London Strings Festival (UK), May 2017, 1st prize in recital class
International Music Competition “Kaleidoscope” (Moscow, Russia), May 2017, Gran Prix
Silk Street Sinfonia Concerto Competition, London (UK), June 2017, Audience Prize Grand Prize
Virtuoso Competition (Musikverein, Vienna, Austria), September 2017, 1st Prize and Most Promising Young Musician Prize Euterpe International Music Competition (Corato, Italy), October 2017, Absolute First Prize
Rotary GB “Young Musician”, Northern district semi-final (Leicester), March 2018, winner, advanced to the next round (forthcoming)
Music Awards:
Leverhulme Scholarship 2018, National Children’s Orchestra (NCO) of Great Britain, Under 10 orchestra
JGSMD and Stringers scholarship (academic year 2017-2018)

Sakuha Tamura, Japan

2. Prize (Cat. B) - Violin bow from Knopf Werkstatt, 1870, loan for 1 year
Biography 

MUSICAL EDUCATIONS:
Sakuha began studying the violin at the age of four. From 2014, she has been a member of the Super Kids Orchestra which Yutaka Sado is conducting. Present private teaching with Reiko Otani. The 21st and 22nd ACROS Fukuoka Violin seminar with Seiji Kageyama – 2016 and 2017. The 6th Ecole Gérard Poulet with Gérard Poulet – 2015. Past private teaching with Yuichi Sugiyama and Tamaki Kanaseki.

Ilya Averin, Russland

3. Prize (Cat. A) - Violin bow ¾ from LOUIS MORIZOT 1950, loan for 1 year
Biography 

Ilya Averin was born on August 14, 2006 in the city of Moscow.
At the age of 7 he entered the Gnessin Music School. Now he is in grade 6.
Ilya took part in the competition in 2016, which was held in Prague, where he became a laureate of 1 degree.
In 2017, won 1 prize in the International Competition held in Italy in the city of Barletta.

Maya Alexandra Kasprzak, Deutschland

3. Prize (Cat. B) - Violin bow from Knopf Werkstatt, 1880, loan for 1 year
Biography 

Maya Alexandra Kasprzak geb. 7.10.2005 in Hannover.
2009 erster Violinunterricht bei Julita Smolen, dann beim Vater Wienczyslaw Kasprzak
2013 Teilnahme an Violinwettbewerben : – 1. Preis – Jugend Musiziert – 1.Preis – Violinwettbewerb Poznan/Polen (Wielkopolski Konkurs Wykonawczy) – 1. Preis – 14. Mendelssohn-Wettbewerb für junge Musiker in Kronberg
2013-2014 Violinunterricht bei Prof. Koh Gabriel Kameda
2015 Teilnahme an Violinwettbewerben : – 3. Preis – Internationaler Violinwettbewerb „Arthur Grumiaux“ in Belgien – „Student`s Grant“ – Internationaler Violinwettbewerb „Andrea Postacchini“ in Italien – September 2015 – Teilnahme am Internationalen Meisterkurs für Violine bei Guy Braunstein im Rahmen der „Internationalen Herbsttage für Musik“
2016 – 1. Preis ( 25 Punkte ) beim Landeswettbewerb Jugend Musiziert – seit 2014 Teilnahmen an internationalen Meisterkursen bei Prof. Zakhar Bron, Prof. Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Prof. Łukasz Błaszczyk
seit 2017 Jungstudium an der Universität der Künste Berlin in der Klasse von Prof. Latica Honda-Rosenberg.
2018 – 1. Preis ( 25 Punkte ) beim Regionalwettbewerb Jugend Musiziert

Dana Bilichenko, Ukraine

JARGAR-Special-Prize
Biography 

Dana was born in Lviv, Ukraine in 2003 in an artistic family, in 2011 she was accepted to Music Boarding School for Highly Gifted Children in Lviv, Ukraine, class of Professor D. Komonko, but soon became a student of an outstanding soloist, Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Marko Komonko.

She played her first concert with a Lviv chamber orchestra when she only played violin for one year.

Dana won the 1st prize in Young Paganini in Poland in 2018 and 3rd prize in Kocian competition, in Czech Republic in 2016.

Dana took master classes from such renowned violinists as O. Krysa, S. Ostrovsky, and B. Bryla. She played duets with Anna Savytska and Jacub Dzialak on stage. In 2017 she played Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with Lviv Philharminic Orchestra.

Sophie Hayin Chung, China

Special Prize for the best interpretation of J. S. Bach
Biography 

Sophie Hayin Chung is an eleven year old girl from Hong Kong, a primary six student at the Maryknoll Convent School in Hong Kong. She began violin lessons at the age of four and a half. Her current violin teacher is Jeremy Williams through whom she has attended classes with David Takeno and Pavlo Beznosiuk in both Hong Kong and London. She is a member of Hong Kong Camerata Strings also appearing on several occasions as soloist. In 2017 she performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins in B minor with violinist Rachel Barton Pine playing first violin solo at the Hysan Place Hong Kong. Sophie also has a keen interest in chamber music. Early this year, she appeared as soloist in Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Hong Kong Camerata Strings

Sophie has won various national and international competitions including 1st prize at the Hong Kong International Music Festival, 2nd prize at the Japan-Hong Kong Music Competition and 3rd prize at the Osaka International Music Competition. She has recently won 1st prize in Hong Kong Music Festival Senior Duet category.

Tareq Matar, Deutschland

Special Prize for the best interpretation of J. S. Bach
Biography 

Tareq Matar wurde im November 2004 in Berlin geboren. Mit 5 Jahren bekam er den ersten Geigenunterricht an einer Berliner Musikschule. Im Alter von 9 Jahren wurde in das Musikgymnasium C.P. E. Bach aufgenommen und erhält seitdem als Jungstudent der HfM Hanns Eisler Unterricht bei Herrn Prof. Kittel. Des Weiteren nahm er an internationalen Meisterkursen bei Fr. Prof. O. Zolotareva, Herrn Prof. Picard und Herrn Prof. Turban teil. In den Jahren 2014 und 2016  erzielte Tareq den ersten Preis auf der Landesebene bei Jugend musiziert und erspielte 2017 mit 12 Jahren einen ersten Preis beim Bundeswettbewerb Jugend musiziert. Bereits dreimal erhielt er den ersten Preis bei den Märkischen Musiktagen. Als Solist trat Tareq bereits zweimal mit dem Brandenburgischen Staatsorchester auf. Seit 2017 konzertiert Tareq regelmäßig als Mitglied der Deutschen Streicherphilharmonie sowie mit seinem Streicherquartett.

Sandra Hager, Österreich

Special Award from the International Anton Rubinstein Music Academy
Biography 

Sandra wurde am 12.08.2006 in Salzburg geboren.
Seit ihren 5. Lebensjahr erhielt Sandra Geigenunterricht bei Anna Andreeva.
2014 – 1.Preis mit Auszeichnung (Solo) Landeswettbewerb Prima la Musika
2015 – 1.Preis mit Auszeichnung (Trio) Landeswettbewerb Prima la Musika 2. Preis beim Bundeswettbewerb (Quartett)
2016 – 1. Preis mit Auszeichnung (Solo) Landeswettbewerb Prima la Musika
2017 – Finalist Diplomantin 10th International Grumiaux Competition – Brüssel
2017 – 3. Preis International Anton Rubinstein Wettbewerb für Violine – Düsseldorf
2017 – Studentin im Mozarteum Salzburg 2018 – 1. Preis mit Berechtigung zur Teilname am Bundeswettbewerb bei Prima la Musica 2018 – 3. Preis the J.Micka International Violin Competition in Prague

Kaede Kusumi, Japan

Special Award from the International Anton Rubinstein Music Academy
Biography 

Kaede Kusimi ist in Osaka geboren. Violinunterricht seit dem 3. Lebensjahr bei Souichi Sakuma und Chieko Sogabe.

  1. Preis beim International Junior-Music Competition in Tokyi.
  2. Preis beim 6. Nationalen Musikwettbewerb AJAA in Osaka
  3. Preis beim 71. Student Music Concours of Japan, Osaka.

Naz Irem Türkmen, Türkei

Special Award from the International Anton Rubinstein Music Academy
Biography 

Naz Irem Turkmen was born in Istanbul at 14 July 2006. She started her violin education with Aslı Erdal at Istanbul State Conservatuary when she was 7 years old.

She has given concerts at IsSanat Concert Hall, Ankara Mozarteum, Istanbul PERA Music festival, Bursa Music Festival, Salzburg Mozarteum and Zell an der Pram music center in Austria.

She was the first prize winner at May 2016 at International Grand Prize Virtuoso music competition. She was the first prize winner at March 2016 at the Serbia Internet Music Competition. She was the second prize winner at Bulgaria Haskova at the 42th International Nedjalka Simeonava violin competition at 2017. She was the first prize winner at June 2016 at  Individualis violin competition which was organized at Kiev. She has won the “Best Interpretation for a Baroque Sonate” in Anton Rubinstein violin competition in 2017. She has won the third prize in International Arthur Grumiaux Violin Competition in 2017. She has won the first prize at V. International Music Competition “Heirs of Orpheus” in 2017.

She has attended the master classes of Yossif Radionov, Mincho Minchev, Dania Kainova, Seda Subaşı and Kirill Troussev.

Naz Irem Turkmen continues her violin studies at Istanbul State Conservatuary with Ceyda Uzgören.

 Participants - Final Round

  • Ilya Averin, Russland
  • Maxim Basevich, Russland
  • Dana Bilichenko, Ukraine
  • Anastasia Bodareva, Ukraine
  • Zoe Buschjost, Deutschland
  • Evangelia Chatzipetrou, Griechenland
  • Sophie Hayin Chung, China
  • Emma Demetriades, Großbritannien
  • Sofia Demetriades, Großbritannien
  • Maria Izabella Dicu, Rumänien
  • Sophia Eppinger, Deutschland
  • Bahar Erünsal, Türkei
  • Samuel Feldmann, Deutschland
  • Natalia Ferreró Salas, Spanien
  • Leah Friedmann, Israel
  • Greta Kerstin Grötzschel, Deutschland
  • Sara Göbel, Deutschland
  • Sandra Hager, Österreich
  • Marie Veronika Helling, Deutschland
  • Pauline Hoffmann, Deutschland
  • Simon Jeong, USA
  • Lea Jonscher, Deutschland
  • Czerny Yi Kan, China
  • Maya Alexandra Kasprzak, Deutschland
  • Julia Raphaela Kasprzak, Deutschland
  • Annika Kaufmann, Deutschland
  • Seoyul Kim, Südkorea
  • Aleksandra Klimas, Deutschland
  • Kaede Kusumi, Japan
  • Maruša Lavrinšek, Slovenien
  • Sarah Litak, Deutschland
  • Sofía Teresa Lopez Bermúdez, Spanien
  • Tareq Matar, Deutschland
  • Elena Meyer, Deutschland
  • Vadym Perig, Ukraine
  • Sara Schisa, Italien
  • Berat Simsek, Deutschland
  • Julia Szczypinska, Polen
  • Sakuha Tamura, Japan
  • Kosuke Tanaka, Japan
  • Naz Irem Türkmen, Türkei
  • Edward Walton, Australien
  • Judy Wang, USA

 Participants - I. Round

  • Ilya Averin, Russland
  • Maxim Basevich, Russland
  • Dana Bilichenko, Ukraine
  • Anastasia Bodareva, Ukraine
  • Zoe Buschjost, Deutschland
  • Evangelia Chatzipetrou, Griechenland
  • Sophie Hayin Chung, China
  • Emma Demetriades, Großbritannien
  • Sofia Demetriades, Großbritannien
  • Maria Izabella Dicu, Rumänien
  • Sophia Eppinger, Deutschland
  • Bahar Erünsal, Türkei
  • Samuel Feldmann, Deutschland
  • Natalia Ferreró Salas, Spanien
  • Leah Friedmann, Israel
  • Greta Kerstin Grötzschel, Deutschland
  • Sara Göbel, Deutschland
  • Sandra Hager, Österreich
  • Marie Veronika Helling, Deutschland
  • Pauline Hoffmann, Deutschland
  • Simon Jeong, USA
  • Lea Jonscher, Deutschland
  • Czerny Yi Kan, China
  • Maya Alexandra Kasprzak, Deutschland
  • Julia Raphaela Kasprzak, Deutschland
  • Annika Kaufmann, Deutschland
  • Seoyul Kim, Südkorea
  • Aleksandra Klimas, Deutschland
  • Kaede Kusumi, Japan
  • Maruša Lavrinšek, Slovenien
  • Sarah Litak, Deutschland
  • Sofía Teresa Lopez Bermúdez, Spanien
  • Tareq Matar, Deutschland
  • Elena Meyer, Deutschland
  • Vadym Perig, Ukraine
  • Sara Schisa, Italien
  • Berat Simsek, Deutschland
  • Julia Szczypinska, Polen
  • Sakuha Tamura, Japan
  • Kosuke Tanaka, Japan
  • Naz Irem Türkmen, Türkei
  • Edward Walton, Australien
  • Judy Wang, USA

 Entry conditions

  1. The International Anton Rubinstein Competition  2018 – VIOLIN JUNIOR is organized by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf and will take place in the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf, Germany on April 21th & 22th, 2018.
  2. Violinists between the ages of 8 and 15 years old may take part in this competition..
  3. The competition will take place in two rounds, from which the Jury will decide the winners.
  4. The first round will be completed via video link on YouTube. The results will be announced via email on March, 28th, 2018.
  5. The final will take place in the Concert Hall of the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, Germany.
  6. The final of competition is open to the public.
  7. A maximum of 20 candidates will be advanced to the final Round. This decision will be made by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, using the recordings from the first round.
  8. The International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein will determine the order in which the competitors perform.
  9. The repertoire for the first round can be freely chosen by the candidate, but must max. 15 minutes long.
  10. For the final, the repertoire can be freely chosen by the candidate, but must be ma. 15 minutes long for the age group 8-11 years and 20 minutes long for the age group 12-15 years
  11. The program for the final may include works from the first round.
  12. The works, which require a preparation of the grand piano, are excluded from the competition
  13. The jury has the right to interrupt any performance that exceeds the applicable time limit.
  14. The candidates are allowed to bring their own accompanists. However, if need be, and with prior arrangement, the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein will also appoint a pianist for the competitors. The fee for the pianist is 90€, (to be paid with the registration fee), and includes a 20 minutes rehearsal and the competition performance.
  15. The final results will be announced at the end of each competition day. More specifically: 8-11 years: 21 April 2018 around 6 pm and 12-15 years: 22 April 2018 at the end of the competition time.
  16. All participants must be present when the competition results are announced.
  17. The workshop “Care of the Violin and Bow,” given by luthier Rodolfo Angilletta, is provided as a part of the competition. The Foundation and the Sponsors’ Association will only loan master bows to candidates, (as well as their legal guardians), who have completed this workshop.
  18. With their registration, participants authorize the organizer, i.e. the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, to use all photo, video and audio material of the competition at its discretion.
  19. The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.
  20. With his or her registration, the candidate agrees to the rules and regulations of the competition.
  21. Registration Deadline: March 21th, 2018
    Registration fee: 70€ before February 21th, 2018 and 90 € thereafter.
  22. The registration fee is non-refundable.