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Eerste prijs - Grote internationale prijs Koningin Elisabeth
Valery Afanassiev was born in Moscow in 1946. He studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Emil Gilels and Yakov Zak. His international career took off in 1970 when he won the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition. After completing a concert tour in Belgium he decided to leave his native country to seek political asylum in the West, becoming a Belgian citizen. His reputation as an artist extends his exceptional achievement as a pianist: he has written many novels as well as plays, inspired by Mussorgsky's piano cycle, Pictures at an Exhibition and Robert Schumann's Kreisleriana. Apart from this, he wrote the accompanying texts to his CD's with music from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Mussorgsky and Chopin. Valery Afanassiev is also a very active chamber musician who performs with artists such as Gidon Kremer and Misha Maisky. He is a man of extraordinary culture, a wine expert and a dedicated collector and connoisseur of antiques. Recently, he started exploring his ambitions as a conductor and is trying to reconstruct the inimitable characteristic of the unique performances of Wilhelm Furtwängler, Willem Mengelberg, Otto Klemperer, Bruno Walter and Hans Knappertsbusch.
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Tweede prijs
Jeffrey Swann enjoys an international performing career which has taken him throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He won first prize in the Dino Ciani Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan, 2nd prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and top honors at the Warsaw Chopin, Van Cliburn, Vianna da Motta and Montreal Competitions, as well as the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York City. His large and varied repertoire includes more than 60 concertos as well as solo works ranging from Bach to Boulez. In addition to presenting lecture/recitals worldwide, Jeffrey Swann has performed with the symphonies of Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Indiana, Dallas, Saint Louis, Houston, Baltimore, San Antonio, New Jersey, Louisville, New Orleans, Honolulu and Minneapolis; and in Europe with the orchestras of Rotterdam, The Hague, Belgian National and Radio, Warsaw Philharmonic, La Scala, Santa Cecilia, RAI Turin and Rome, Czech Philharmonic, Radio France de Montpellier and the London Philharmonia, among many others. The conductors with whom he has performed include Zdenek Macal, David Robertson, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marek Janowski, Kazimirz Kord, Myung-Whun Chung, Roberto Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti and Leonard Slatkin. In addition, he continues to lecture regularly at the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, and at Wagner Societies in the United States and Italy. He has also served as a judge at many competitions, most recently the Utrecht International Liszt Competition. A native of Northern Arizona, Jeffrey Swann studied with Alexander Uninsky at Southern Methodist University and with Beveridge Webster and Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School, where he received his B.M., M.M. and D.M.A. Degrees. He can be heard on Ars Polona, Deutsche-Gramophon, RCA-Italy, Replica, Fonit-Cetra, Music & Arts, and Agorá recordings. His CD, "The Virtuoso Liszt" (Music & Arts) won the Liszt Society's Grand Prix, and his first volume of the Complete Beethoven Sonatas (Agorá) was chosen one of the Best of the Year by Fanfare magazine. His most recent release features works for piano and orchestra by Chopin with the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano. Since 2007 Jeffrey Swann has been Music Director of the Dino Ciani Festival & Academy in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. In 2008 he was appointed the inaugural Adel Visiting Artist-in-Residence at the School of Music at Northern Arizona University and in 2010 Professor of Piano at New York University.
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Derde prijs
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Vierde prijs
Toen hij in 1972 de 4de Prijs van de Koningin Elisabethwedstrijd won, was David Lively de jongste finalist ooit. Op aanraden van Jules Gentil, de assistent van Alfred Cortot, verliet hij de Verenigde Staten om de gepriviligieerde leerling van Claudio Arrau te worden. Nadien vervolmaakte hij zich bij Nadia Boulanger, Wilhelm Kempf en Erich Leinsdorf. Zijn parcours kenmerkt zich door een niet aflatende originaliteit. Hij is een fervente voorstander van ongebruikelijke werken en beschikt over de nodige virtuositeit om de concerti van Joseph Marx, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Ferruccio Busoni en Sergey Rachmaninov op te nemen. De hedendaagse compositie draagt hij een warm hart toe en hij voelt zich dan ook nauw verwant met Aaron Copland, Eliott Carter, Henri Dutilleux, Philippe Boesmans of Benoît Mernier. Dit seizoen vertolkt hij de wereldpremière van het concerto Reflecting Black van William Blank, dat aan hem opgedragen is. Zijn onvermoeibare nieuwsgierigheid voedt ook zijn passie voor historische klavieren enerzijds en hedendaagse synthesisers anderzijds. David Lively is naast docent en examendirecteur aan de École Normale de Musique de Paris ook artistiek directeur van het Festival van Saint-Lizier in de Pyreneeën.
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Vijfde prijs
Svetlana Navassardian was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1946, the daughter of a prominent family - her father was a well-known historian and educator, her mother a mathematician and amateur soprano. By age 9, she was demonstrating a rare gift, performing a recital of the complete Bach 2- and 3-part Inventions. She studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Professors Yakov Zak and Vachy Umr-Shat, following the traditions of Heinrich Neuhaus. Wider recognition came at the age of 19, when she won the Schumann International Piano Competition (1966), launching an international career as a piano soloist. She also won prizes at the International Bach Competition (1968), Queen Elisabeth Competition (1972) and the Sidney Piano Competition (1977). Hailed as "the great Armenian pianist", Svetlana Navassardian has toured more than 40 countries - including the US, Canada, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, China, Australia, Egypt, and Kuwait. She has performed in numerous prestigious music festivals, and in major concert halls around the world - including the "Bolshoi Hall" of the Moscow Conservatory, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Salle Gaveau of Paris, the Sidney Opera Hall, and the Asahi Hall in Tokyo, among many others. She has performed with such esteemed conductors as Vladimir Spivakov, Evgeni Svetlanov, Valery Gergiev, Vassili Sinayski, Karl Etti, Ruben Aharonian, and many others. Svetlana Navassardian's repertoire is quite extensive, including more than 300 solo piano works from all eras - including the works of Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok, Rachmaninov, and many others; she likewise has over 60 piano concertos in her repertoire. Her great skills have earned her numerous accolades, including the USSR Order of Honor (1981), the title of People's Artist of Armenia (1984), and the State Prize of Armenia (1988) for performing the complete cycle of Bach's concertos.
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Zesde prijs
Acclaimed a master of her generation, Ikuyo Kamiya is one of the most prominent pianists in Japan. Beginning the piano at the age of eight, she studied under Aiko Iguchi at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo and following her first prize at the Japan Music Competition, was chosen to study at the Essen National Academy in Germany, where she studied with Klaus Hellwig and Stefan Askenaze. Ikuyo Kamiya's international career was launched following the prize that she won at the 1972 Queen Elisabeth Competition, after which she was invited to perform throughout Belgium at various festivals in recital and as soloist with orchestras including the Brussels National Orchestra and the Antwerp Orchestra. Invited to play as soloist with all the major Japanese orchestras including the NHK Symphony, Tokyo Symphony and Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Ikuyo Kamiya also performs at home and abroad with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Orchestre de Chambre Jean-Francois Paillard. Her collaborations with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Heinz Roger and Maxim Shostakovich have also garnered great critical acclaim. In addition to solo recitals, and concerto performances, she also regularly gives chamber music performances with artists such as the Cleveland Quartet and members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Ikuyo Kamiya is known for her wide repertoire, and particularly recognised for her interpretations of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Mussorgsky and Satie, many of which are available in her extensive discography. She has made 20 recordings on the RCA label, including acclaimed recordings of the major Beethoven sonatas released in Europe and the U.S.,where they achieved record sales. She continued to record on the Fontec label and in 2001 released a CD marking the 35th anniversary of her debut featuring the Grieg Piano Concerto and Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio and Chosei Komatsu. Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21, released in 2008, won the Music Pen Club Japan Award as the Best CD of the Year. In 1988, Ikuyo Kamiya received the prestigious Arts Festival Award of Japan. She is currently professor at Kyoto City University of Arts.
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Zevende prijs
Born in Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. His studies at the Juilliard School were supported by the sponsorship of the Epstein Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America, and he subsequently won the Young Concert Artists Award. Additionally, he attended Columbia University, where he majored in French. He captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975 he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists followed four years later by the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. In recognition of the bicentenaries of Chopin and Schumann in 2010 and in partnership with London's Barbican, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony, Emanuel Ax has commissioned new works from composers John Adams, Peter Lieberson and Osvaldo Golijov for three recital programs to be presented in each of those cities with colleagues Yo-Yo Ma and Dawn Upshaw. In addition to this large-scale project he has toured Asia with the New York Philharmonic on their first tour with incoming Music Director Alan Gilbert and tour in Europe with both the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and James Conlon as well as the Pittsburgh Symphony with Manfred Honeck. As a regular visitor in subscription concerts he returns to Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston. In the 2008-09 season, Emanuel Ax's special projects included a duo recital tour with Yefim Bronfman with performances at Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall; a performance with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall; and solo recital tours in both North America and Europe. Other European engagements included a tour of the Far East with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Fabio Luisi, with whom he recorded the Strauss Burleske for Sony Clasical; and performances with the Tonhalle Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra in Munich and Carnegie Hall, the London Philharmonia, and the Orchestre National de France. His collaboration with Mark Morris Dance Group continued during summer 2009 partnered with Yo-Yo Ma in a dance work jointly commissioned by the Tanglewood and Mostly Mozart festivals. Emanuel Ax has been an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist since 1987. Recent releases include Strauss's Enoch Arden narrated by Patrick Stewart; discs of two-piano music by Brahms and Rachmaninoff with Yefim Bronfman; and soon to be released Mendelssohn Trios with Yo-Yo- Ma and Itzhak Perlman. He has received Grammy awards for the second and third volumes of his cycle of Haydn's piano sonatas. He has also made a series of Grammy-winning recordings with cellist Yo-Yo Ma of the Beethoven and Brahms sonatas for cello and piano. His other recordings include the concertos of Liszt and Schoenberg, three solo Brahms albums, an album of tangos by Astor Piazzolla, and the premiere recording of John Adams's Century Rolls with the Cleveland Orchestra for Nonesuch. In the 2004-05 season he also contributed to an International Emmy award-winning BBC documentary commemorating the Holocaust that aired on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In recent years, Emanuel Ax has turned his attention toward the music of 20th-century composers, premiering works by John Adams, Christopher Rouse, Krzysztof Penderecki, Bright Sheng, and Melinda Wagner. He is also devoted to chamber music, and has worked regularly with such artists as Young Uck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Mr. Ma, Edgar Meyer, Peter Serkin, Jaime Laredo, and the late Isaac Stern. Emanuel Ax is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates of music from Yale and Columbia Universities.
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Achtste prijs
James Tocco has a worldwide career as a soloist with orchestra, recitalist, chamber music performer and pedagogue. His repertoire of over 50 works with orchestra includes virtually the entire standard piano concerto repertoire, as well as more rarely performed works such as the Symphonie Concertante of Szymanowski, the Kammerkonzert of Alban Berg and The Age of Anxiety of Leonard Bernstein. Hailed in solo recital for his interpretations of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt, as well as composers of the 20th century, he is one of the few pianists in the world to regularly program the keyboard works of Handel. In 1973 James Tocco won the International ARD Competition in Munich and appeared in 1975 at the Vienna Festival. Since then he has toured the globe with performances in the U.S., Canada, most of the countries of Europe and South America, the Soviet Union, Japan, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East. Solo appearances with the major orchestras of the world have been given in Berlin, Munich, London, Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as festival participation in Salzburg, Vienna, Lockenhaus, Holland, Schleswig-Holstein, Wolf Trap, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Santa Fe and the Hollywood Bowl. His Pro Arte releases include the world premiere recording of Bernstein's complete solo piano music and the first recorded performance of the piano solo version of the Suite from Copland's Rodeo. He recorded the complete four piano sonatas of Edward MacDowell for Gasparo. ECM Records released his live performance of Erwin Schulhof's Cinq Etudes de Jazz and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi released his recording of the complete Bach-Liszt organ transcriptions as well as a second disc of Bach-inspired piano compositions by Franck, Liszt and Busoni. James Tocco is on the faculty of the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati since 1991.
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Negende prijs
Cyprien Katsaris, the French-Cypriot pianist and composer, was born on May 5th 1951 in Marseilles. He first began to play the piano at the age of four, in Cameroon where he spent his childhood. His first teacher was Marie-Gabrielle Louwerse. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire where he studied piano with Aline van Barentzen and Monique de la Bruchollerie (piano First Prize, 1969), as well as chamber music with René Leroy and Jean Hubeau (First Prize, 1970), he won the International Young Interpreters Rostrum-UNESCO (Bratislava 1977), the First Prize in the International Cziffra Competition (Versailles 1974) and he was a prize-winner at the 1972 Queen Elisabeth Competition. He was also awarded the Albert Roussel Foundation Prize (Paris 1970) and the Alex de Vries Foundation Prize (Antwerp 1972). Cyprien Katsaris gave his first public concert in Paris, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on 8 May 1966, as a “Knight” of the youth competition “The Kingdom of Music”; he performed the Hungarian Fantasy by Franz Liszt, with the Orchestre Symphonique d’Ile-de-France conducted by René-Pierre Chouteau. His major international career includes performances with the world’s greatest orchestras, most notably The Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington D.C., Detroit Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Toronto Symphony, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Residenz Orchestra Den Haag, Brabant Orchestra, The NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Bucharest George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Milan RAI Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, The Oxford Philomusica, The Auckland Philharmonia and The City of Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra whose inaugural concert’s and subsequent tour he was the featured soloist (1978). Cyprien Katsaris has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Mstslav Rostropovich, Sir Simon Rattle, Myung Whun Chung, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Antal Dorati, Ivan Fischer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Kent Nagano, James Conlon, Sir Charles Mackerras, Rudolf Barshai, Sandor Végh, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leif Segerstam, Dmitri Kitajenko, Andrey Boreyko, Christopher Warren-Green, Zdeněk Mácal, Xian Zhang, Paul Mann, Marios Papadopoulos… and Karl Münchinger, who on the festive occasion of his farewell concert in 1986, with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, personally invited him to perform the Haydn D major Concerto. In addition to his activities as a soloist, he founded the Katsaris Piano Quintet. This has received a very enthusiastic response from both the press and audiences in the Americas, Europe and Japan. Cyprien Katsaris has recorded extensively for Teldec (Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, Warsaw 1985; Grand Prix du Disque Franz Liszt, Budapest 1984 and 1989; British Music Retailer’s Association’s Award 1986; Record of the Year 1984, Germany, for the 9th Symphony of Beethoven/Liszt), Sony Classical, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, BMG-RCA, Decca, Pavane, and now on his own label, PIANO 21. His discography consists of solo works by most of the greatest masters as well as works for piano and orchestra including Bach Concertos with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Brahm’s Concerto no. 2 with Eliahu Inbal conducting the Philharmonia (London), both Concertos of Mendelssohn with Kurt Masur and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (of which Mendelssohn had been music Director), and the complete Concertos by Mozart, recorded live and performed in Salzburg and Vienna with Yoon K. Lee and the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie. In addition to the standard repertory, Cyprien Katsaris has recorded, as world premières, long lost works such as the Liszt/Tchaikovsky Concerto in the Hungarian style with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Beethoven’s own piano arrangement of his ballet The Creatures of Prometheus and Gustav Mahler’s original piano version of Das Lied von der Erde with Mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender and Tenor Thomas Moser. Cyprien Katsaris has been a member of the jury of the following International Competitions: Chopin (Warsaw 1990), Liszt (Utrecht 1996), Vendôme Prize (Paris 2000), Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud - Ville de Paris (2001) and Beethoven (Bonn 2005). He has also conducted masterclasses at the Mannes College of Music, in New York City, the University of Toronto, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Arts Academy in Mexico, The Academy of Performing Arts in Hong-Kong, the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In addition he was appointed Artistic Director of the Echternach International Festival (Luxembourg) from 1977 to 2007. His work has been honoured and recognized by the following awards: Artist of UNESCO for Peace (1997), Commandeur de l’Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (2009) and Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (France 2000). He also received the Médaille Vermeil de la Ville de Paris (2001) and the Nemitsas Prize (Cyprus, 2011). He is a member of ADAP, the Association of Artists for Peace.
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