1st Prize was not awarded
2. Preis € 6.500,- donated by Fazioli – Klavierhaus Streif
Best Interpretation of a Work by Franz Schubert for the Sonata A Major, D 574, op. post. 162 € 2.250,- donated by Bank Austria UniCredit Group
The competition committee arranged a performance for the duo within the framework of the Autunno Musicale Caserta, Italy, in November 2009.
So-Young KIM, Violin (Germany)
Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1981. First violin lessons in 1987. Further studies with Michael Gaiser (from 1995), Igor Ozim (2000-2003), Shmuel Ashkenasi (2003-2005), Markus Wolf (2005-2008).
2006 diploma, 2008 Professional Performance Degree. Master classes with Thomas Brandis, Miriam Fried, Franco Gulli, Miroslaw Lawrinowicz, Eduard Schmieder, Hermann Krebbers, Yfrah Neaman, Igor Ozim and Zakhar Bron. Appearances as soloist, among others, with the Junge Philharmonie Cologne, the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra as well as in Poland, Slovenia, Kuwait and South Korea. Participation in the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro/North Carolina (USA) and the “Holland Music Sessions“. Several 1st prizes in the competition “Jugend musiziert“ at the national level, in 1998 Arts Award presented by the city of Neuss, prize in the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition, 1st prize in the Bertold Hummel Violin Competition; with her piano trio winner of the chamber music competition of the University of Music Düsseldorf (Robert-Schumann-Hochschule). Scholarship presented by the Gerd Bucerius Foundation. Since September 2008 member of the 1st violin section at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich. She plays on a Mathias Albanus violin dated 1693 on loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
So-Jin KIM, Piano (Germany)
Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1984. First piano lessons in 1990. Further studies with Barbara Szczepanska (from 1996), since autumn 2005 studies with Alain Planès and Emmanuel Strosser at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP). Master classes with Jacques Rouvier, Michael Béroff and Krzysztof Jablonski. 1st prize in the competition “Jugend musiziert“ at the national level, 2nd prize in the Steinway Competition, 1st prizes in the Thuermer Competition and the International Viennese Competition for Pianists, Arts Award presented by the city of Neuss, in 2003 special prize for the youngest finalist in the 49th International Maria Canals Competition. Carl-Heinz Illies Stiftung scholarship presented by the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Hamburg“ Foundation. With her piano trio winner of the Schmolz-Bickenbach Competition at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule, and prize in the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition. Appearances as a soloist, among others, with the symphony orchestra and chamber orchestra of the University of Music Düsseldorf, the Tübingen Chamber Orchestra, the Breslau Philharmonic Orchestra; recitals in Warsaw, Ljubljana, Kuwait, St. Petersburg and in various cities across Germany.
Andreas Beschorner: 2 – 1
Franz Schubert: Sonate A-Dur, D 574 op. post. 162:
I. Satz Allegro moderato
II. Satz Scherzo: Presto
III. Satz Andantino
IV. Satz Allegro vivace