- Dates : May 11-21,1999
- Appliced Ensembles : 202 Ensembles
- Venue : Izumi Hall (Osaka,Japan)
- Participated Ensembles : 40 Ensembles
Prize Winners of each Section
SectionI String Quartet
Belcea Quartet / UK
Formed at the Royal College of Music in London in 1994. The Quartet is coached by the Chilingirian Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet and Simon Rowland Jones. The Quartet won prizes at the London International String Quartet Competition, at the “Vittorio Gui” International Chamber Music Competition in Firenze and at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, and since 1997 is represented by the Young Concert Artists Trust.
Karol Szymanowski Quartet / Germany
Founded in 1995 in Warsaw. Since then the Quartet has studied with Prof. Hatto Beyerle in Hanover and worked with Eberhardt Feltz and Walter Levin. The Quartet won prizes including the 1st prize at the International Vittorio Gui Competition in Firenze and at the International Competition Classica Nova in Hanover and the 2nd prize at the Joseph Joachim Competition in Weimar.
Psophos / France
Formed in 1975, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. In the same year, the members were accepted for a quartet class at the Conservatoire supérieur in Paris to study with the Quatuor Ysaÿe. They have participated in the Gubbio International Festival in Italy, the Académie Internationale du Périgore Noir in France and the International Summer Academy in Vienna and studied with members of the Amadeus Quartet, Bartok Quartet and the Smetana Quartet.
String Quartet “Arco” / Japan
Formed in 1995. In 1997 the Quartet had their debut in a chamber music series in the JT Art Hall, participated in the Miyazaki International Music Festival, and have toured Japan. Their teachers include Izaac Stern, the Tokyo Quartet, and Professors Tsugio Tokunaga, Nobuko Yamazaki and Sadao Harada.
SectionII Piano Trio & Piano Quartet & Woodwind Quintet
Jerusalem Trio / Israel
Formed in 1989. The Trio has performed and recorded in Israel, Europe, Australia, South America, the USA and Canada, including venues as the Avery Fisher Hall (NY), the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall, the Alte Oper (Frankfurt) and the Melbourne Symphony Hall. The Trio is a prizewinner at the 1995 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. The Brahms Trio No.1 and 2 were recently released by the Doremi label.
Trio Johannes / Italy
Formed in 1993 when the Duo Manara-Voghera met the cellist Polidori. The Trio studied with the Trio di Trieste, the most famous Piano Trio in Italy. In the last two years the Trio has performed at the most important Italian Festivals. Trio Johannes had its first CD recorded in 1997 with pieces of Beethoven and Brahms. The Trio won the 2nd prize at the Trieste International Chamber Music Competition.
Quintette Nocturne / France
Formed in 1992 by five like-minded young musicians. Encouraged by the awards of an unanimous Premier Prix in the postgraduate course in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon their talent was again recognized when they won the 2nd prize at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. Their main activities include concerts, recordings for radio and TV and CD-productions.
Festa Ensembles consisting of 2-6 performers. The combinations are free.
Menuhin Gold Prize
Backbeat / UK
Formed in 1995. The Quartet has quickly become one of Britain’s leading chamber ensembles having performed on national radio and TV, and at numerous prestigious venues including the Purcell Room and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. BackBeat was the first percussion group to win the Royal Overseas Ensemble Competition.
Elm City Ensemble / USA
Formed in 1995. This award-winning ensemble became nationally acclaimed after winning top prizes in the 1997 Fischoff, Coleman, Carmel, and Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competitions. Formed at Yale University, the ensemble is noted for its versatile and vibrant performances of works ranging from Bach to the present.
Duo Nunez-Pauwels / Belgium
Formed in 1994 at the Brussels Conservatory. Living in Belgium the Duo performs regularly in Europe and South America. The Duo’s repertory is built on original works, transcriptions and contemporary works written for the ensemble. In 1997 the Duo recorded a CD with works of Paganini, Weiner, Giuliani and Piazolla.