1st Preis ATS 240.000,- donated by Frau Landeshauptmann von Steiermark
Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Work of Music of Modernity for “Lyrische Suite” by Alban Berg ATS 60.000,- donated by vier steirischen Universitäten
QUARTETTO ARMONICO (Japan)
Founded in 1995. In 1997 the members graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Furthermore studies of chamber music (string quartet), studies with Kiyoshi Okayama and Kazuki Sawa as well as with the Tokyo String Quartet, Vermeer Quartet, Panocha Quartet, Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Artis Quartet and Prague String Quartet. 1997 1st prize and Prix Mercure at the International Summer Academy in Vienna, 1998 Prize of Honour at the International “Karl Klingler” Competition in Berlin, 1998 and 1999 Mical Music Prize at the Resonare Music Festival, Scholarship of the Matsuo-Foundation 1998 and 1999. Prizewinner 1999 at the International Chamber Music Festival “Allegro vivo” in Lower Austria. 2000 2nd prize at the 8th International String Quartet Competition in London.
Sayo SUGAYA, Violin
Born in Japan in 1975. Studies with Kazuki Sawa and Sonoko Numata. 1st prize at the Japanese National Music Competition 1992 (Osaka Junior High School division), 2nd prize at the Japan Chamber Music Competition 1996.
Emi IKUTA, Violin
Born in Japan in 1974. Studies with Takaya Urakawa and Gerhard Bosse. 1988 1st prize at the Japanese National Music Competition (Osaka Junior High School division) and Ataka Prize as “Best Violin Player of the Year” 1996 at the University.
Natsuko SAKAMOTO, Viola
Born in Japan in 1974. Studies with Kazuki Sawa and Sonoko Numata. 1992 1st prize at the Kanagawa Music Competition (Osaka Junior High School division).
Ryo KUBOTA, Violoncello
Born in Japan in 1974. Violoncello studies with Hakuro Mohri. Prizewinner at the Japan Viva Hall Cello Contest, 1996 performance as soloist with the Deutsche Kammerorchester. Ataka Prize as “Best Cellist of the Year” 1996 at the University.
Alban Berg: Lyrische Suite für Streichquartett
Allegro misterioso – Trio estatico
Presto delirando – Tenebroso