The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2020 - VIOLA

18. & 19. 4月 2020, Berlin

The International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Viola 2020 supports and promotes talented, young musicians, music students, soloists, and prospective orchestral musicians by providing a platform for competition and with its prestigious awards.

Venue: Mendelssohn-Remise, Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin

 Jury

  • Yuri Bondarev
  • Tatjana Masurenko
  • Garth Knox

 Competition awards

  • 2st Prize - 750 €
  • 3nd Prize - 500 €
  • Special Prize for the best interpretation of a modern work

 Winners

Shuchen Liu, China

2st Prize - 750 €

Julie Park, Neuseeland

2st Prize - 750 €
Biography 

Korean-New Zealander violist Julie Park holds a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland and is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Viola Performance at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram. She is supported by the prestigious ABRSM International Postgraduate Scholarship, the Associated Board of the RSM Scholarship and the Rainer and Doreen Burchett Charitable Foundation Award which provides for full tuition and maintenance. She is also an artist with the Talent Unlimited Foundation from where she is grateful for the support.

As a soloist, Julie was the recipient of the 2014 ‘First in course’ prize for solo performance at the University of Auckland. She was accepted into the 2014 Carl Flesch Akademie International Master Class to receive lessons from Professor Hartmut Rohde and was nominated to perform the J.C Bach Viola Concerto with the Baden Baden Philharmonia Orchestra. Additionally, she received the ‘Ruth-Flesch-Gedachtnispreis’ award/ scholarship selected by the conductor and judges; one of the biggest awards given at this masterclass. As the grand winner of the 2016 Viva La Viola competition and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Young Soloist of the year, she performed as a concerto soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the Auckland Town Hall. In 2017, she was selected as one of the three finalists to compete in the 2017 University of Auckland Graduation Gala Concerto Competition being the first ever violist to be placed in the competition. She performed with the University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra and was awarded 2nd place in conjunction with the Graduation Gala Development Prize. In August 2018, Julie attended the competitive Curtis Young Artist Summer Program under a substantial scholarship and gained 2nd place in the Curtis Young Artist Summer Program Concerto Competition. She was also chosen to appear and perform on the WRTI Radio Station in Philadelphia during the summer festival. Julie was a semi-finalist and recipient of the inaugural Ian Dunsmore Memorial Juror’s prize at the 2016 Gisborne International Music Competition and a semi-finalist at the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition. She has performed and been praised by numerous renowned artists such as Roberto Diaz, Toby Appel, Hartmut Rohde, Nicola Benedetti, Anthony Marwood, Richard O’Neill, David Takeno, Garth Knox, Ivo-Jan van der Werff, Peter Slowik, Thomas Selditz and Robert McDuffie. Julie has been a recipient of numerous scholarships whilst studying at the University of Auckland in recognition of her performance and academic studies. Scholarships/Prizes include, the Winifred Stiles Viola Prize, Spring Prize for String Player, Sagar-Vandewart Scholarship for String Players, Auckland Centennial Music Festival Scholarship, Winifred Stiles Viola Scholarship, Constance Herbert Memorial Scholarship, 2017 Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Vinka Marinovich Awards in Music, Anne Bellam Scholarship, and the John Baros Scholarship in Music.

Yağmur Erdoğan, Türkei

3nd Prize - 500 €

Kinga Wojdalska, Polen

3nd Prize - 500 €
Biography 

Education
2018-present Royal College of Music, London, BMus 3, viola professor: Nathan Braude, Trustees of the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust scholarship 2017-2018 Royal College of Music, London, BMus 1, viola professor: Yuri Zhislin, Musicians’ Company scholarship 2014-2017 Zenon Brzewski High School, Warsaw, Music Diploma, viola professor: Stefan Kamasa 2011-2017 General Specialist Music School, Warsaw, viola professor: Michal Styczynski

Mila Gafner, Die Schweiz

Special Prize for the best interpretation of a modern work
Biography 

Mila, geboren im 2004 in Lausanne (CH), beginnt mit 6 Jahren bei Tina Strinning am Konservatorium ihrer Heimatstadt mit dem Bratschenunterricht und tritt ein Jahr später einem Streicherensemble bei, welches traditionnelle Musik verschiedenster Kulturen spielend und tanzend zur Aufführung bringt. Mit 9 integriert sie sie die Structure Musique – Ecol e , die ihr ermöglicht, nebst der Schule intensiv musikalisch gefördert zu werden und fängt parallel zur Bratsche mit dem Klavierunterricht und dem Quartett Spiel an. Seit 2016 ist Mila in der Viola Klasse von Noémie Bialobroda und steht, nebst dem Gymnasium, im 2. Pre-College Jahr. Sie erhält im 2014, 2016 & 2018 jeweils 1. Preise im Finale des Schweizerischen Jugend Musik Wettbewerbes in der Kategorie Viola Solo und ebenso in Kammermusik mit dem Bazar Quartet. Im 2018 gründet sie das Streich Trio 42’, zusammen mit Elena Morruzzi, Violine und Clara Schlotz, Cello. Mila nimmt an mehreren Meisterkursen teil : mit Garth Knox, Gilles Apap, Matthias Buchholz, dem Quatuor Sine Nomine und dem Ensemble Modern aus Frankfurt mit welchem sie, während einer Tournee im Dezember 2019 in Frenswegen, Amsterdam und Antwerpen, ihre Freude und lebhaftes Interesse an der zeitgenössischen Musik vertiefen konnte

 Participants - Final Round

  • Ana Dunne Sequi, Spanien
  • Yağmur Erdoğan, Türkei
  • Hortense Fourrier, Frankreich
  • Mila Gafner, Die Schweiz
  • Heloise Houze, Frankreich
  • Eunbit Ko, Südkorea
  • Shuchen Liu, China
  • Vitalia Mokshina, Russland
  • Julie Park, Neuseeland
  • Riina Piirilä, Finnland
  • Pau Planell Molist, Spanien
  • Luz Elisabeth Sánchez Suero, Spanien
  • Otoha Tabata, Japan
  • Albin Uusijärvi, Schweden
  • Julia Wawrowska, Polen
  • Kinga Wojdalska, Polen

 Participants - I. Round

  • Momoko Aritomi, Japan
  • Arda Aykut, Türkei
  • Vittorio Benaglia, Italien
  • Barbora Butvydaite, Litauen
  • Yibo Cao, China
  • Ho Yan Tiffany Cheng, China
  • Valentin Chiapello, Frankreich
  • Ana Dunne Sequi, Spanien
  • Abigail Elder, USA
  • Yağmur Erdoğan, Türkei
  • Hortense Fourrier, Frankreich
  • Mila Gafner, Die Schweiz
  • Heloise Houze, Frankreich
  • Eunbit Ko, Südkorea
  • Mateos Kovacaj, Albanien
  • Irénée Krumenacker, Frankreich
  • Hayley Lau, Australien
  • Hui Pang Lee, China
  • Zhiyun Liu, China
  • Shuchen Liu, China
  • Giorgi Mardaleishvili, Georgien
  • Vitalia Mokshina, Russland
  • Dima Nedyalkova, Bulgarien
  • Julia M. Ogas González, Spanien
  • Antonia Ohnimus, Deutschland
  • Yumin Park, Südkorea
  • Saerok Park, Südkorea
  • Ji Eun Park, Südkorea
  • Julie Park, Neuseeland
  • Riina Piirilä, Finnland
  • Pau Planell Molist, Spanien
  • Denizsu Polat, Türkei
  • Olga Reznichenko, Russland
  • Alinka Rowe, Großbritannien
  • Ezgi Sentin, Türkei
  • Katsiaryna Shapachka, Weißrussland
  • Ekaterina Sharapova, Russland
  • Ethan Sherman, USA
  • Jasper Sitte, Deutschland
  • Luz Elisabeth Sánchez Suero, Spanien
  • Otoha Tabata, Japan
  • Ayako Tahara, Japan
  • Shih-Hsien Tsai, Taiwan
  • Albin Uusijärvi, Schweden
  • Tatiana Vitel, Russland
  • Min-Ling Wang, Taiwan
  • Jiaying Wang, China
  • Julia Wawrowska, Polen
  • Kinga Wojdalska, Polen
  • Wenbo Xin, China
  • Feng Xue, China
  • Hye Lim Yoo, Südkorea
  • Raphaël Zeitoun, Frankreich
  • Clara Qiyun Zhao, China

 Entry conditions

  1. The International Anton Rubinstein Violin Competition 2020 is organized by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein and will take place in the Mendelssohn-Remise, Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin, Germany on April 18th & 19th, 2020.
  2. Violist of all nationalities and ages 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 17th, 2020.
  5. The Final will take place in the Concert Hall Mendelssohn-Remise, Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
  6. The Final of competition is open to the public.
  7. A maximum of 16 candidates will be advanced to the final. 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 be max. 30 minutes long.
  10. For the final, the candidates must present a program which does not exceed a 30 minute time limit.  The repertoire choice for the final is free, must be performed by memory and may include works from the first round.
  11. The works, which require a preparation of the grand piano, are excluded from the competition.
  12. In the final, the jury has the right to interrupt any performance that exceeds the 30-minute time limit.
  13. 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 100€, (to be paid after the selection in the Final Round), and includes a 20 minutes rehearsal and the competition performance.
  14. The final results will be announced on Sunday evening, April 19th, 2020 about 7:30 pm.
  15. All participants must be present when the competition results are announced.
  16. 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.
  17. The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.
  18. With his or her registration, the candidate agrees to the rules and regulations of the competition.
  19. Registration Deadline: March, 10th 2020
    Registration fee: 75€ before February, 10th 2020 and 100 € thereafter.
  20. The registration fee is non-refundable.
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Schedules
  • Schedules are being worked on and will be published soon.