1st prize € 9,000, - Prize of Styria Medien AG
Audience Award € 3,000 donated by Salzburger Schlosskonzerte
Peter SCHÖNE, Baritone (Germany)
The lyrical baritone Peter Schöne, born 1976 in Berlin, began his musical education on the violin at the age of five. Since 1999 he belongs to the vocal class of Harald Stamm at the University of the Arts Berlin. Master student of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, René Jacobs and Peter Berne and member of the song classes of Jonathan Alder, Sayali Dadas and Axel Bauni (Song of the 20th century). Peter Schöne has already performed with the Bamberger and the Nürnberger Symphoniker, participated in various opera projects of the university (inter alia as Guglielmo in Mozart's "Così fan tutte") and in 2002 gave first recitals. In autumn 2002 engagement at the Komische Oper Berlin, where he sang the main role in "Greek" by Mark-Anthony Turnage.
Norie TAKAHASHI, Piano (Japan)
Born in 1978 in Sendai, Japan. 1983 first piano lessons. Since 1988 student of Nobuyosi Kato, from 1993 to 1996 at the Toho Gakuen Music High School in Tokyo. Further lessons with György Sebök, Michael Voskresenski and Halina Czerny-Stefanska. Then studies with Nobuyosi Kato and Michael Voskresenski at the Toho Gakuen Music Academy in Tokyo. Diploma in 2000.
Masterclasses with Takahiro Sonoda, Hüseyin Sermet, Karl Engel and Vitary Margulis as well as lessons with Klaus Hellwig at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. As a soloist, Norie Takahashi has given numerous concerts at home and abroad. Since 1994, she has also been repeatedly awarded at competitions, such as the 64th Japanese Music Competition for Piano 1995, the 10th International Beethoven Piano Competition 1997 in Vienna, the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition 1999 in Brussels or 2001 at the Arthur Schnabel Piano Competition in Berlin. As a companion u. a. Visiting a masterclass for duo (violin and piano) with Toru Yasunaga (concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker) and chamber music lessons with Kazuoki Fujii. 2002 Concert performance and recital with Peter Schöne in Berlin.