The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2020 - VIOLIN

3. & 4. 四月 2020, Dusseldorf

The International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Violin 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: Internationale Musikakademie Anton Rubinstein, Flingerstr. 1, 40213 Düsseldorf.

 Jury

  • Yuri Bondarev
  • Wonhee Bae
  • Daniel Garlitsky

 Competition awards

  • 1st Prize - 1000 €
  • 3rd Prize - 500 €
  • Special Prize for the best interpretation of a work by S. Prokofjew
  • Special Prize for the best interpretation of a work by E. Ysaÿe

 Winners

Yuna Ha, Südkorea

1st Prize - 1000 €

Alexandra Weissbecker, Deutschland

1st Prize - 1000 €
Biography 

Schulbildung/Studium
IX/2008-VI/2019 Russland, Kasan Spezielle Musikschule (Kolleg) bei Kasaner Staatliches Konservatorium(Hochschule)
Ab X/2019 Österreich, Salzburg Universität Mozarteum

Musikalische Ausbildung
IX/2005-VI/2019 Violinenunterricht Kasan Spezielle Musikschule bei Vivat Julia
IX/2015-VI/2019 Quartett Spezielle Musikschule Kasan bei Vivat Julia
IX/2014-VI/2019 Kammermusikunterricht Kasan Spezielle Musikschule bei Franzusova Natalia
Ab X/2019 Violinunterricht bei Prof. Pierre Amoyal an der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg Solistische Auftritte
IV/2019 solo Violine/ Mendelssohn Violinkonzert e-moll/ Junior-Orchester des Kasaner Konservatoriums / Sergey Ferulyov
XI/2018 solo Violine / Mendelssohn Violinkonzert e-moll /Moskau Orchester Novaja Rossia/Dirigent Vlasenko Denis

XII/2017 solo Violine/ D.Alard Fantasie über Themen aus Verdis Opera Traviata/ Kasaner Kammerorchester La primavera / Dirigent Rustem Abyasov
X/2017 solo Violine/ Mozart Violinkonzert №5 / Kammerorcherster der Hochschule für Kunst Perm
IX/2016 Solo Violine/ Mendelssohn Violinkonzert e-moll/ Rjasan Symphonieorchester/ Dirigent Sergey Oselkov
XI/2016 solo Violine / Sarasate Navarra / Junior-Orcherster des Kasaner Konservatoriums
XI/2015 solo Violine/ Bach Violinkonzert a-moll/ Kammerorchester LiceumKamerata Ekaterinburg
X/2014 Solo Violine/ G. Weniawski Violinkonzert #2 / Kazan Junior Symphonieorchester/ Dirigent Vasili Valitov

Wettbewerbe
VIII/2019 Internationaler Violinwettbewerb Kloster Schöntal/ 4. Platz
XI/2018 III Nationaler Musikwettbewerb Moskau /4. Platz
VII/2018 Beethovenwettbewerb Sank-Pölten 2.Platz
IX/2017 Sankt Petersburg Internationaler Auerwettbewerb 3.Platz
IV/ 2017 Romantism -Horizonte Moskau 2. Platz
V/2017 Rudolf Hummert Intern.Wettbewerb Kasan/2.Platz
XI/2016 Internationaler Violinwettbewerb Rjazan 2.Platz
V/2015 XIV Internazionale Delphische Spiele Orjol 1.Platz (Gold)
III/2015 Nationaler Jugendmusikwettbewerb “Votkinsk- P.I.Tchaikovsky Heimat” Votkinsk 1.Platz

Seonhye Song, Südkorea

3rd Prize - 500 €
Biography 

Schulbildung
Busan Arts Middle School
Seoul Arts High School
Seoul National University (Bachelor)
Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (Master)
Berufstätigkeit
2008
Mit Prokov Philharmonie im südkoreanischen Fernsehprogramm ‚Art Chocolate‘ von Ulsan MBC auftrat.
Mit Busan Philharmonic Orchestra als Solistin konzentrierten.
2010
den 3. Preis bei TBC(Taegu Broadcasting corporation).
Erstes Solokonzert.
2011
Den 2. Preis im Musik-Wettbewerb beim Classical Music Magazine.
Den 1. Preis beim Kukmin-ilbo
Den 2. Preis beim Music Education news
2014
Sejong Musik Festival in Curtis Music Scool teilnahme

Karen Su, USA

Special Prize for the best interpretation of a work by S. Prokofjew
Biography 

Karen Su (1998) started playing the violin at the young age of 4. Karen was born into a musical family, with her father and older sister both being violinists. She received her first lessons from her father, Elmer Su, and soon after started studying with Professor Vesna Gruppman.

Karen was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she attended public school until she was 15 years old. Karen was then accepted into the Rotterdam Conservatory in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as the youngest student in the bachelor program. She continued her studies with both Vesna Gruppman, and Igor Gruppman, the concertmaster of The Rotterdam Philharmonic.

As a soloist, Karen has performed with orchestras all around the world, such as Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra (Guanajuato, Mexico), Boca Del Rio Philharmonic (Veracruz, Mexico), Fujian Symphony Orchestra (Fuzhou, China), Sinfonia Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and also in the United States. She has performed in prestigious and historical halls such as the Fujian Grand Theatre (Fuzhou), De Doelen (Rotterdam), TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht), Teatro del Bicentenario (León), and El Teatro Juárez (Guanajuato).

Karen was the featured soloist in The Gergiev Festival hosted by The Rotterdam Philharmonic, where she performed Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto. In the upcoming season, Karen has solo engagements with The Boca Del Rio Philharmonic, Rijnmond Symphony Orchestra, and The Sinfonia Rotterdam.

Most recently, Karen gave the Dutch premiere of the recently discovered Violin Concerto No. 2 by Florence Price, with Sinfonia Rotterdam and Maestro Conrad van Alphen.

In 2018, Karen graduated from The Rotterdam Conservatory’s Bachelor program at 19 years old with Summa Cum Laude honors. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at Rotterdam Conservatory with professors Igor and Vesna Gruppman.

Victoria Gelman, Israel

Special Prize for the best interpretation of a work by E. Ysaÿe

 Participants - Final Round

  • Ji A Choi, Südkorea
  • Victoria Gelman, Israel
  • Yuna Ha, Südkorea
  • Kitsho Hosotani, USA
  • Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev, Azerbaijan
  • Dillon Jeffares, Großbritannien
  • Younghyun Lee, Südkorea
  • Bastian Loewe, Chile
  • David Moosmann, Deutschland
  • Andrej Roszyk, Österreich
  • Mio Sasaki, Japan
  • Seonhye Song, Südkorea
  • Karen Su, USA
  • Cheuk Nam Tse, China
  • Alexandra Weissbecker, Deutschland
  • Miha Zhu, Deutschland

 Participants - I. Round

  • Nicholas David Abrahams, USA
  • Serin Baek, Südkorea
  • Pierre-Alain Baron, Frankreich
  • Lea Brückner, Deutschland
  • Younkyung Choe, Südkorea
  • Ji A Choi, Südkorea
  • Sunyoul Choi, Südkorea
  • Dexter Doris, USA
  • Victoria Gelman, Israel
  • Yuna Ha, Südkorea
  • Iease Han, Südkorea
  • GyuJeen Han, Südkorea
  • Leah Marie Hann, Deutschland
  • Sarvin Hazin, Iran
  • Saskia Aimee Marie Hein, Deutschland
  • Sarah Hirschi, Die Schweiz
  • Kitsho Hosotani, USA
  • Benjamin Ryan Howland, Kanada
  • Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev, Azerbaijan
  • Wan-Chun Hu, Taiwan
  • Chi-Hung Huang, Taiwan
  • Pablo Hubertus, Deutschland
  • Emin Huseynov, Azerbaijan
  • Mao Ito, Japan
  • Dillon Jeffares, Großbritannien
  • Esther Kim, Großbritannien
  • Honggyeong Kim, Südkorea
  • Jooin Kim, Südkorea
  • Mizuno Kotone, Japan
  • Younghyun Lee, Südkorea
  • Christine Haeun Lee, Neuseeland
  • Alicja Lehwark, Polen
  • Carolin Lindner, Deutschland
  • Bastian Loewe, Chile
  • David Moosmann, Deutschland
  • Andrey Oganesov, Russland
  • Kamila Owsiany, Polen
  • Manuel Quiroga, Argentinien
  • Ember-Leah Reed, Kanada
  • Andrej Roszyk, Österreich
  • Kaspar Rothenfußer, Deutschland
  • Reika Sakamoto, Japan
  • Mio Sasaki, Japan
  • Jona Schibilsky, Deutschland
  • Eleamalou Schnebel, Deutschland
  • Seonhye Song, Südkorea
  • Mira Spengler, Deutschland
  • Karen Su, USA
  • Cheuk Nam Tse, China
  • Alexandra Weissbecker, Deutschland
  • Wassili Wohlgemuth, Deutschland
  • Qiuyi Wu, China
  • Jihye Yang, Südkorea
  • Miha Zhu, Deutschland
  • Stefan Zientek, Deutschland

 Entry conditions

  1. The International Anton Rubinstein Violin Competition 2020 is organized by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Dusseldorf and will take place in the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Dusseldorf, Germany on April 3th & 4th, 2020.
  2. Violinist 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 8th, 2020.
  5. The Final will take place in the Concert Hall of the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, Dusseldorf,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 at least 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. In the final, the jury has the right to interrupt any performance that exceeds the 30-minute time limit.
  12. 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.
  13. The final results will be announced on Sunday evening, April 4th, 2020 about 7:30 pm.
  14. All participants must be present when the competition results are announced.
  15. 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.
  16. The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.
  17. With his or her registration, the candidate agrees to the rules and regulations of the competition.
  18. Registration Deadline: March 1th, 2020
    Registration fee: 75€ before February 1th, 2020 and 100 € thereafter.
  19. The registration fee is non-refundable.
Schedules
  • Schedules are being worked on and will be published soon.