1st Prize was not awarded
donated by the Society of Friends of the KUG together with the KUG
for the best Interpretation of the prize winning piece „Strange Attractors (2014)“ by Juan de Dios Magdaleno
donated by PRIORES
Pierre-Kaloyann ATANASSOV – Piano (France)
Perceval GILLES – Violin (France)
Sarah SULTAN – Violoncello (France)
The Trio Atanassov was founded in 2007 by three young musicians studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) – Perceval Gilles (violin), Sarah Sultan (violoncello) and Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov (piano). The Trio has been a member of the European Chamber Music Academy since 2008 and has been particularly marked by the musical influence of its artistic director, Hatto Beyerle. The Trio Atanassov is regularly touring France and throughout Europe. The wide repertoire of the Trio extends from Haydn trios to works of the 21st century. In addition to their active concert schedule, the Trio participated in international competitions in Osaka, Trondheim, the Haydn Competition in Vienna, the “Joseph-Joachim” – Chamber Music Competition in Weimar and the Vibrarte and FNAPEC Competition in Paris. In 2010 the Trio won 1st prize at the “International Commerzbank Chamber Music Competition“ in Frankfurt am Main. In 2013 the Trio released their first CD (Piano Trios op. 15 & op. 65 by Dvořák and Smetana, Hänssler Classic), which was awarded with the “Diapason d’Or” by the French magazine Diapason.
Pierre-Kaloyann ATANASSOV, Piano
Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov was born in 1983 and received his first piano lessons at the age of three. Only one year later he took his first violin lessons. In 2003 he began his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP) with Brigitte Engerer and Alain Planès, where he graduated in 2007 with honours. He gathered further musical impressions in the master classes with György Sebök, Sergio Perticaroli, Bruno Rigutto, Klaus Hellwig, Jean-François Heisser and Muza Rubackyt. Since the age of 16, Atanassov has performed concerts in solo and chamber music with the trio Atanassov in France and Europe.
Perceval GILLES, Violin
Perceval Gilles was born in 1987 and began studying music at the age of 6 with his father at the Montpellier Conservatoire. In 2003 he graduated with honours in both violin and chamber music. From 2004, he attended the violin class of Olivier Charlier and Joanna Matkowska at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP). In May 2008 he graduated with honours and received first prize as well as a special prize for his interpretation of Berio’s Sequenza for solo violin. In addition to his performances as a soloist with various orchestras, Gilles performs as a chamber musician with the Trio Atanassov on European stages.
Sarah SULTAN, Violoncello
Sultan took her first violin lessons with Claude Zanotti in Angers (France) and later joined Michel Strauss’s class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP). In 2006 she graduated with honours. Under an exchange programme, she studied cello with Richard Aaron at the Cleveland Institute of Music and attended master classes with Miklós Perényi, Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Peter Salaff, Christoph Henkel and Bernard Greenhouse. From 2007 to 2010, Sultan studied in the class of Jean-Guihen Queyras at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart. In addition to her work as a soloist and chamber music performer, she teaches cello and regularly performs with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France in Paris.
Live recording during the FS&MM 2015
Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat major (Sonatensatz) D 28
Juan de Dios Magdaleno: Strange Attractors (2014)