Special Prize / Prize of the President of the Competition Rector em.O.Univ.Prof. Dr. Otto Kolleritsch for the most original adaptation of the Schubert song "You are the rest" € 800, -
Xavier LUCK, flute (Australia)
Born 1974 (Australia). 1986-1991 Teaching at the Sydney Conservatory of Music High School, 1992-1994 Studies at the University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Music Honors), 1995-1997 Royal College of Music London (1996 Associate Advanced Performance Diploma). Since 1996 lessons with Wolfgang Schulz, since 1997 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Solo performances as well as solo concerts with orchestra and radio broadcasts in Vienna, London, America and Australia. Experience as a chamber and orchestra musician (i.a. substitute with the Vienna Philharmonic, in the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, solo flutist at the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra and the Mozart Orchestra Vienna). Numerous scholarships and achievements in competitions: i. a. 1990 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Young Artist of the Year Award; 1993 1st Prize Mozart Concerto Competition; 1997 Carlson Achievement Award, London; 1998 Australia Council Recital Award; 2001 2nd round at the International Flute Competition in Kobe (Japan).
Daniel LINTON-FRANCE, Piano (Australia)
Born in 1973 in Sydney (Australia). 1991 Beginning of piano studies with Christoph Lieske at the University "Mozarteum" Salzburg, after completion of the first piano diploma 1996 additionally conducting studies with Dennis Russell-Davies and Jorge Rotter (1999 first diploma with distinction, graduation 2001). From earliest youth to laureate in numerous piano and composition competitions. Already during his studies assistant to Gustav Kuhn at his "Tiroler Festspiele", performances as a conductor, soloist, chamber musician and Lied accompanist. Assistant at opera performances and symphonic concerts in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Regular engagement as accompanist at the Bertelsmann Singing Competition "Neue Stimmen", Gütersloh. Concerts as a harpsichordist and pianist with solo programs and chamber music in Austria and Germany. As a composer creator of theater music for productions in Salzburg, Zurich and Ingolstadt. Since 2001 direttore musicale of the Convento dell'Angelo. Composition of church music.