1st Prize was notawarded
2nd Prize € 6.500,- donated by Steinway in Austria
The Duo Hempel/Seroussi was formed for a cultural exchange programme with the Julliard School in New York and, since then, has performed regularly in Germany and abroad. A CD recording with works by Schumann and Elgar was released at the end of 2009.
The competition committee arranged a concert within the framework of the Festival Internacional de Ushuaia, Argentina on 4 May, 2009 for the duo. In addition, Daniel Seroussi was able to perform at this festival as a piano soloist with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra on 7 May, 2009.
Stefan HEMPEL, Violin (Germany)
Born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1980. First violin lessons in 1984 with Inge Schmidt in Leipzig. Further studies with Michael Vogler (1996-2002), Stephan Picard (since 2003) and Eberhard Feltz (since 1999). Master classes with Rainer Kussmaul (2007), Kolja Blacher (2005), Erich Höbarth (2007), Shmuel Ashkenasi (2008). Studies at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. Diploma in 2005 and Professional Performance Degree with distinction in 2008.
In 2006 3rd prize in the International Max-Rostal-Violin-Competition, in 2005 Boris Pergamenshikov prize for chamber music, in 2007 3rd prize in the Michael-Hill-Violin-Competition in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2008 special prize for contemporary music in the Andrea-Postacchini-Violin-Competition in Fermo, Italy. International performing career (USA, Japan) as soloist and chamber musician. First violinist of the Chagall Quartett, appearances at numerous festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and Orfeo Festival. Currently he is teaching violin at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. Violinist in the Morgenstern Trio since 2009 and numerous concerts with this trio in Luxembourg, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Vienna and Graz.
Daniel SEROUSSI, Piano (Israel)
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1985. First piano lessons in 1991 with Neta Yahel in Ramat-Gran (Israel). Further studies with Emanuel Krasovsky (1999-2006) and Michael Endres (2006-2008). Master classes with Dimitri Bashkirov (2008), Martino Trimo (2003-2005), Jacob Lateiner (2004). 2003-2006 studies at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv. Since 2007 studies at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. In 2006 Bachelor of Arts with distinction at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. In 2003 3rd prize in the concerto competition of the Tel-Hai Master Class, in 2006 2nd prize in the Katz-Competition, in 2008 DAAD prize for outstanding international students at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. Appearances as soloist with the Israel Symphony Orchestra (2005) and the Thelma Yellin Orchestra (2003). Several solo and chamber music recitals.