- Dates : May 15-23,2002
- Appliced Ensembles : 180 Ensembles
- Venue : Izumi Hall (Osaka,Japan)
- Participated Ensembles : 39 Ensembles
Prize Winners of each Section
SectionI String Quartet
Tank Stream Quartet / Australia
Founded in 2000. The Quartet is in residence at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney where they are tutored by Alice Waten. In July 2001, they won the “Grand Prize” of the 2nd National Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne. They have given many concerts in Sydney, Perth, and reginal New South Wales, participated in the Blackwood River Chamber Festival and were tutors at the Riverina Summer School for Strings.
The Carducci String Quartet / UK
Formed in 1993 at the Manchester Academy of Music and Performing Arts. The Quartet has studied with members of many leading quartets, including the Amadeus, Alberni, Coull and Chilingirian Quartet. They have performed throughout the U.K. and in London at venues including the Purcell Room and the Royal Albert Hall. They have also performed in Greece, Germany, Italy, and Belgium. In 2001, they were awarded the Radcliffe Scholarship to attend the Amadeus Summer Course as the only British representatives.
Quatuor Resonance / France
The Quatuor Résonance’s four members initially met during their studies at the Paris Conservatoire and decided to pursue training in chamber music. In 1997, they entered the quartet class led by the Ysaÿe Quartet at the Paris Regional Conservatoire. Since then, they have attended in several masterclasses. In 1999, the Quartet was admitted to the post-graduate course at the Paris Conservatoire where they now study with Jean Sulem.
SectionII Piano Trio & Piano Quartet & Woodwind Quintet
Jupiter Trio / USA
Founded in 1999 on a mutual commitment to the piano trio repertoire, both standard and adventurous. Bringing together three brilliant San Francisco Bay-Area performers, the Jupiter Trio has sparked tremendous interest around the United States, including appearances at the Olympic Music Festival in Washington State, numerous Bay-Area performances, an appearance in Guam, and a tour of the Midwest.
Jalina Trio / Denmark
Formed in 1995. The Jalina Trio performs throughout Europe, England, Scandinavia, Australia and the U.S., including at Carnegie Hall and Tivoli Concert Hall. They were invited to the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop and Chamber Music Encounters in New York and Jerusalem. The Trio is a winner of the Trapani and Trondheim International Chamber Music Competitions, the Danish radio Chamber Music Competition, and the BK Foundation Chamber music prize. A new CD will be released in 2002.
Eurus-Trio / Germany
Founded in 2000 in Hamburg, Germany. The Trio studied with Professor N. Schmidt. It attended master-classes with Menahem Pressler, Bruno Canino, the Guarneri Quartet, and the Borodin Quartet. It won the 3rd prize at the Joseph Haydn International Piano Trio Competition and 3rd prize and its Audience Prize at the Grossen Fӧrderpreiswettbewerb der “Konzert gesellschaft München E.V.” they have performed on radio and TV in Germany and Austria.
Festa Ensembles consisting of 2-6 performers. The combinations are free.
Menuhin Gold Prize
Duo Romanov-Kougaevski / Russia
Formed in May, 2001 in Novosibirsk. Since then, they have had an intensive concert activity in Russia. In December 2001, the Duo was awarded “The Gold Accordion” at the Grand Prix of the International Competition.
Classic Domra / Russia
Formed by the outstanding Russian musician, Lalissa Demchenco in 1989. Being actually the professional domra performing school, the Ensemble has as its main purpose revealing the potential capacities of the Russian folk instrument DOMRA. The unusual sound of the domra playing baroque, classical and modern music made Classic domra is well-known in Europe and brought its success at three International musical competitions. Since last year, the group includes four orphan children living and performing together with Classic Domra’s leader and elder members.
Micallef-Inanga Piano Duo / UK
Formed in 1994. At the same time, they began their studies with Aaron Shorr and Martin Roscoe at the Royal Academy of Music in London. They participated in the 9th International Schubert Piano Duo Competition, and the 45th ARD International Two Piano Competition. They have appeared with the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra and have given live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and CBC-Radio Canada. Their debut CD was released to critical acclaim in October 1997 on the ROSL label.