1st Prize € 13.500,- donated by Styria Medien AG
2nd Prize was not awarded
Best Interpretation of a Work by Franz Schubert for the Trio in B flat major D 898 € 3.375,- donated by Salzburger Schlosskonzerten
The Atos Trio was formed in 2003. In the summer of the same year the musicians won the 2nd prize and the Audience Prize at the Internationaler Johannes-Brahms-Wettbewerb in Pörtschach and in 2004 the prize of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb. The trio has toured the USA, South America, Germany and Ireland. The ensemble has been portrayed on television by the SWR, and can look back to several radio broadcastings. Their debut CD appeared in September 2005 under the Ars Musici label.
Thomas HOPPE, Piano (Germany)
Born in Bad Kreuznach (Germany). First music lessons at the age of nine with Agathe Wanek in Mainz. Studies at the Peter-Cornelius-Konservatorium der Stadt Mainz and at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, with Lee Luvisi and Brian Zeger. Degree at the Juilliard School of Music, New York. Recipient of the Samuel Sanders Memorial Award. Master classes with Leon Fleisher and Itzhak Perlman. Participation in the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and the Brahms Competition. Chamber Music with Itzhak Perlman, Antje Weithaas, Shirley Verett. Concerts in the Alice Tully Hall, the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, the Oji and the Tsuda Hall, Tokyo, as well as the Lisinski Hall, Zagreb. Engagement with the Kiel Symphony Orchestra. Recordings with the Atos Trio.
Annette von HEHN, Violin (Germany)
Born in Kiel, Germany. First violin lessons at the age of four with Uwe Schumann in Kiel. Studies at the Juilliard School of Music, New York, and the Universität der Künste Berlin with Petru Munteanu, Dorothy DeLay and IIan Gronich. Bachelor of Music, Professional Performance Degree. Master classes with Itzhak Perlman, Ida Haendel and Rainer Kussmaul. 2nd prize at the Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD München. Concerts in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Berlin, as well as the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. Engagements at the Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile and with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. Recordings with the Atos Trio, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen; Duo-CD with Thomas Hoppe.
Stefan HEINEMEYER, Violoncello (Germany)
Born in Berlin, Germany. Between 1984 and 1994 cello lessons with Friederike Bauer-Eschen. Studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Markus Nyikos and Stanislav Apolin. In 2004 diploma “cum laude“. Master classes with Arto Noras and Zara Nelsova. In 2001 1st prize at the Internationaler Musikwettbewerb Markneukirchen. Concerts in Osaka and Tel Aviv, in 2003 with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Recordings: Duos for cello and piano – Chopin, Schumann, Janácek and others.
ATOS TRIO, Prize Winners’ Concert, Stefaniensaal Graz
f.l.t.r.: Rector Otto Kolleritsch, Stefan Heinemeyer, Thomas Hoppe, Annette von Hehn, Hans Metzger (Styria Medien AG)
6th International Competition “Franz Schubert and the Music of Modern Times”
Febuary 15 – 24, 2006 – Graz/Austria
Franz Schubert: Trio in B-Dur, D 898:
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante poco mosso
IV. Allegro vivace