The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2017- VIOLA

17. - 19. Март 2017, Dusseldorf

The International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Viola 2017 supports and promotes talented, young musicians, music students, soloists, and prospective orchestral musicians by providing a platform for competition and with its prestigious awards.

 Jury

  • Yury Bondarev
  • Friedemann Hecker
  • Alla Blatow

 Competition awards

  • 1. Preis der Internationalen Musikakademie Anton Rubinstein in Höhe von 500 € und ein Violabogen aus der Werkstatt von FRIEDRICH WILHELM KNOPF als Leihgabe für ein Jahr
  • 2. Preis des Freunde und Förderer der Rubinstein Akademie e. V. in Höhe von 250 € und einViolabogen von PHILIPP PAUL NÜRNBERGER als Leihgabe für ein Jahr
  • 3. Preis der Stiftung Blatow in Höhe von 250 € und ein Violabogen von C. HANS- KARL SCHMIDT als Leihgabe für ein Jahr
  • Fontys-Preis
  • Patrec André
  • Förderpreis der Stiftung Blatow

 Winners

Gonzalo Martin Rodriguez, Spanien

1. Preis der Internationalen Musikakademie Anton Rubinstein in Höhe von 500 € und ein Violabogen aus der Werkstatt von FRIEDRICH WILHELM KNOPF als Leihgabe für ein Jahr
Biography 

Gonzalo begins to study music in Bilbao «Conservatorio Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga». Rosa Gutierrez and Ara Cividian are his teachers there. He has often taken courses with Jonathan Brown, Silvia Simionescu, Kim Kashkashian, David Takeno, David Quiggle, Nobuko imai, Gerard Causse and Pauline Sachse.
He has won «Concurso jóvenes músicos de Euskadi» several times, and the “Ensemblewettbewerb HMT Leipzig” twice in 2015 and 2016. He has appeared in «Lenk musiksommer», «Presjovem», «Prussia Cove international musicians seminar», or «Harmos Festival» concerts, with chamber music as well, which is very important for him.
Gonzalo has played in some of the most important concert halls in Europe, such as Gewandhaus Leipzig, Musikverein Wien, Sendesaal Bremen among many others and he also had «EIO» youth orchestral tours in Venezuela and Brussels. As a soloist Gonzalo has played with the Bilbao Symphonic orchestra and the Deusto chamber orchestra.
Gonzalo is currently studying at the HMT Leipzig with Prof. Tatjana Masurenko.

Kanade Maruyama, Japan

2. Preis des Freunde und Förderer der Rubinstein Akademie e. V. in Höhe von 250 € und einViolabogen von PHILIPP PAUL NÜRNBERGER als Leihgabe für ein Jahr
Biography 

Ausbildung 04/2002 — 03/2005 The Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music Tokyo University of the Arts (Abgeschlossen) Studium der Bratsche bei Kaoru Ohno 04/2005 — 03/2009 Tokyo University of the Arts (Abgeschlossen) Studium der Bratsche bei Kaoru Ohno, Yuki Hyakutake, Ryo Sasaki 09/2007 — 01/2009 NHK Symphony Orchestra — Academy (Abgeschlossen) 10/2010 — 10/2011 Privatunterricht als Stipendiatin des Amtes für kulturelle Angelegenheiten (Abgeschlossen) Studium der Bratsche bei Siegfried Führlinger 12/2010 — 09/2011 Konservatorium Prayner für Musik und dramatische Kunst (Abgeschlossen) Studium des Klaviers bei Stefan Möller 01/2011 — Privatunterricht Duo für Klavier und Bratsche bei Paul Badura-Skoda 09/2015 — Privatunterricht Bratsche bei Julian Rachlin Wettbewerbe / Auszeichnungen 04/2003 5. Internationaler YBP Wettbewerb (Kategorie Saiteninstrument 1. Preis, alle Instrumente Synthese 2. Preis 08/2003 Kategorie Streicher beim 1.Tokyo Musikwettbewerb (Tokyo Music Competition) 3. Preis 09/2015 22.Internationaler Johannes Brahms Wettbewerb (Kammermusik Bratsche und Klavier Duo) Sonderpreis

Ching-Han Lin, Taiwan

3. Preis der Stiftung Blatow in Höhe von 250 € und ein Violabogen von C. HANS- KARL SCHMIDT als Leihgabe für ein Jahr
Biography 

Ching-Han Lin, born in 1992, Taiwan. He began learning the violin at five. After his bachelor studying in violin in Taiwan, he fall in love with the viola playing and had the further studies with Nobuko Imai in the conservatory of Amsterdam from 2014. In 2016, he got the master degree with golden prize in viola performance from the school. Now, he is studying the postgraduate diploma in the Salzburg Mozarteum with William Coleman. He had rich performance experiences and already appeared in many prestigious festivals around the world, including the Kronberg Academy Festival, Tokyo Viola Space, Taos chamber music festival and so on. He also got prizes in viola playing, including the Golden Medal of the viola department at the prestigious National Taiwan Music Competition in 2012, and the Golden Medal of Hindemith Competition in 2013. He was the winner of the Concerto Competition at the CICA International Festival, and the full-scholarship winner of the Xing-Tian foundation since 2013.

Martin-Doike Ren, USA

Fontys-Preis

Tigran Sudzhiyanz, Russland

Fontys-Preis
Biography 

Studium an der Staatlichen Moskauer P.-I.-Tschaikowski-Konservatorium, Bachelor, Hauptfachlehrer: Wladimir Yarovoy.

Seit 10.2016 Studium an der Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Masterstudium, Hauptfachlehrer: Prof. Alexander Zemtsov
Von 09.2012 — 07.2016 — Vorspieler in dem Staatlichen Moskauer Orchester der Kinematographie.

Wettbewerbe:

04.2015 — Concorso Musicale Internazionale “Melos” (1 premio) 05.2015 — International Music Competition 2015 Belgrade (1 prize) 05.2016 — International Music Competition 2016 Belgrade (1 prize)

Hye Lim Yoo, Südkorea

Patrec André
Biography 

Graduate from Sunwha arts school,attended seoul arts high school for 3months.Passed the Korea National Univercity of Arts exam and supposed to enter in 2017
2012 : 2nd prize in Music Education Newspaper Competition

2013 : 3rd prize in Music Chunchu Competition

2014: 1st prize in Sunwha Chamber Music Competition

participated in Korea National of Arts(as a talented student)

2015 :2nd prize in Segye(world) Newspaper Music Competition(There was no one got on the 1st prize)

1st prize in Music Chunchu Competition

1st prize in Hanse Univercitiy Competition

2016: Participated in Samsung Master Class with strdivari quartet (Lech Antonio Uszanski)

Izabel Markova, Bulgarien

Förderpreis der Stiftung Blatow
Biography 

Education

                         2003 -2008

2008 — 2015

126  Primary School “Petko Todorov” – Sofia

National School of Music “L.Pipkov” – Sofia

 

Musical education and training 

                          2000-2008

2008-2015

                       2015-to date

 

 

Piano – “Nazlamova” Music Studio

Viola – National School of Music “L.Pipkov” – prof. Stefan Jilkov

Viola  — HEMU Lausanne – class of prof. Alexander Zemtsov

 

 

Awards              

                      2003, 2005, 2007

2009

2011

 

 

 

2012

 

 

                                          2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          2014

  

 

 

 

 

 

                                          2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

              Musical experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Prize – National Piano  Competition  “S krilete na muzikata”, Sofia

First Prize – viola – X Balkan Festival for Children and Youth

First prize –viola -International String Competition- Nis (Serbia)

Third prize – viola- International competition for Austrian and German music – Burgas (Bulgaria)

 

Second prize – viola — National competition Varban Varbanov – Burgas

First prize – viola — International competition  Sv Obretenov – Provadia

 

First Prize – viola – International Strings Competition Nis (Serbia)

Second Prize – viola — International competition for Austrian and German                    music – Burgas (Bulgaria)

 

 

First Prize – viola  – International Competition for young players of Orchestral Instruments “Dobrin Petkov” Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

 

First Prize- piano- International Competition for non-professional pianists  “Vivapiano”, Sofia

 

Third Prize – International Competition for non-professional pianists “Andrej Stoianov”, Sofia

 

 

First Prize and EMCY  Prize – International Competition “Young Virtuosos”

Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Third Prize – composition – International Composition Competition “Artistesenherbe”, Luxembourg

 

 

 

Master classes of   Alexander Zemtsov, Michail Zemtsov,  Ivry Gitlis, Jan Vanderwegen, Leonid Kerbel, Mark Messenger, Gerard Causse, Dora Schwarberg, Wolfgang Closs , Jajme Huertas

 

International Course and Academy for chamber music “Musica mundi”, Belgium. 2013, 2014, 2015

 

Concerts  as a soloist  with Simfonieta Sofia, The Bulgarian National Radio Philharmonics, Classic FM Orchestra .

Concerts as part of the viola group with  Classic FM Orchestra, Hulencourt Chamber Soloists, Brussels,  Sofia Youth Philharmonics, OCL Lausanne

 

 

 

 

 

Sindy Mohamed, Frankreich

Förderpreis der Stiftung Blatow
Biography 

Sindy Mohamed wurde am 10. September 1992 als Tochter ägyptischer Eltern in Marseille / Frankreich geboren.
Mit 8 Jahren erhielt sie ihren ersten Violaunterricht.
Nachdem Sie das Conservatoire de Marseille mit dem Grand Prix de la Ville im Alter von 17 Jahren abgeschlossen hatte, begann sie ihr Studium am berühmten Conservatoire superieur de Paris bei Prof. Pierre-Henri Xuereb.
Dieses schloss Sindy Mohamed ebenfalls mit der höchsten Auszeichnung ab und nahm im Alter von 20 Jahren ein Masterstudium an der Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ bei Prof. Tabea Zimmermann in Berlin auf, mit der sie auch das große Glück hatte, wiederholt gemeinsam zu musizieren.
Seit der ersten Teilnahme und dem Erreichen des Semi-Finals beim internationalen „Max-Rostal-Wettbewerb“ in 2015, verfolgt sie verstärkt eine solistische Karriere.
Meisterkurse bei Antoine Tamestit, Roberto Diaz, Morten Carlsen, Daniel Barenboim, Nobuko Imai, Jean Sulem, Sadao Harada, Pamela Frank u.a. ergänzen ihre Ausbildung.

 Participants - Final Round

  • Eike Bleeker, Deutschland
  • Anuschka Cidlinsky, Österreich
  • Jihye Han, Südkorea
  • Younho Hong, Südkorea
  • Ching-Han Lin, Taiwan
  • Ashot Manukian, Armenien
  • Izabel Markova, Bulgarien
  • Gonzalo Martin Rodriguez, Spanien
  • Kanade Maruyama, Japan
  • Sindy Mohamed, Frankreich
  • Jeong Eun Park, Südkorea
  • Martin-Doike Ren, USA
  • Rica Schultes, Deutschland
  • Cyprien Semayne, Frankreich
  • Saskia Simion, Deutschland
  • Tigran Sudzhiyanz, Russland
  • Yifei Wang, China
  • Hye Lim Yoo, Südkorea
  • Qiyun Zhao, China

 Participants - I. Round

  • Yerim An, Südkorea
  • Miranda Bailey-Sharam, Großbritannien
  • Eike Bleeker, Deutschland
  • Valentin Chiapello, Frankreich
  • Anuschka Cidlinsky, Österreich
  • Xue Ding, USA
  • Anna Firsanova, Russland
  • Anita Gnamus, Slovenien
  • Weronika Grenda, Polen
  • Jihye Han, Südkorea
  • Younho Hong, Südkorea
  • SuKyung Hong, Südkorea
  • Łucja Jaskuła, Polen
  • Halim Jeong, Südkorea
  • Patcharaphan Khumprakob, Thailand
  • Michał Edgar Kot, Polen
  • YenHsuan Lee, Taiwan
  • Jo-Ann Lehmann, Deutschland
  • Yuan Li, Großbritannien
  • Ching-Han Lin, Taiwan
  • Ashot Manukian, Armenien
  • Izabel Markova, Bulgarien
  • Gonzalo Martin Rodriguez, Spanien
  • Kanade Maruyama, Japan
  • Dorothea Ursula Moeri, Die Schweiz
  • Sindy Mohamed, Frankreich
  • Fariza Mukhamediyarova, Kazakhstan
  • Doris Mägi, Estland
  • Jeong Eun Park, Südkorea
  • Dayoung Park, Südkorea
  • Julia Pałęcka, Polen
  • Johander Noel Pina Moreno, Venezuela
  • Erin Pitts, USA
  • Martin-Doike Ren, USA
  • Rica Schultes, Deutschland
  • Cyprien Semayne, Frankreich
  • WonJeong Seol, Südkorea
  • Siarhei Shvyrou, Weißrussland
  • Saskia Simion, Deutschland
  • Siman-Georgi Stamenov, Bulgarien
  • Tigran Sudzhiyanz, Russland
  • Yelizaveta Suryeva, Weißrussland
  • Mukhammadyor Tulaganov, Singapur
  • Yifei Wang, China
  • Hyunil Yang, Südkorea
  • Hye Lim Yoo, Südkorea
  • Qiyun Zhao, China
  • Ariane van Hoof, Frankreich

 Entry conditions

  1. The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2017 is organized by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf and will take place in Palais Wittgenstein in Düsseldorf, Germany on 17 – 19 March 2017.
  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, YouTube or DVD. The results will be announced via email on 23 February 2017.
  5. The second round will take place in Palais Wittgenstein, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  6. The second round of competition is open to the public.
  7. A maximum of 20 candidates will be advanced to the Second 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 be maximal 30 minutes long.
  10. For the second round, the candidates must present a program of their own choosing which does not exceed a 30-minute time limit.
  11. In the second round, 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 75€, (to be paid with the registration fee), and includes a 20 minutes rehearsal and the competition performance.
  13. The final results will be announced on Saturday evening, 18 March 2017 at 8 pm.
  14. The workshop “Care of the Viola 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 who have completed this workshop.
  15. All participants must be present when the competition results are announced.
  16. The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Prizewinners’ Concert.
  17. The Prizewinners’ Concert will take place at Palais Wittgenstein in Düsseldorf on Sunday, 19 March 2017 at 4 pm.
  18. All winners are required to perform in the Prizewinners’ Concert in order to collect their prizes.
  19. 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.
  20. The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.
  21. With his or her registration, the candidate agrees to the rules and regulations of the competition.
  22. Registration Deadline: 17 February 2017.
  23. The registration fee: 50€ until 17 January 2017 and 75 € thereafter.
  24. The registration fee is nonrefundable.