Special Prize / Best Interpretation of a Work of Modern Music for "Métamorphoses nocturnes" by György Ligeti € 4.500, -

Prize Steinway in Austria

| Foto: Alexander Wenzel

QUATUOR TERPSYCORDES was founded in 1997. After completing their studies with Gabor Takacs-Nagy at the Geneva Conservatory, the quartet members received the "Premier Prix de Virtuosité" in 2001. Numerous international prices, i. a. 1st Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of a work of the 20th century at the International Music Competition in Geneva 2001, 1st Prize at the Chamber Music Competition of the Geneva Conservatory 2001 and 2nd Prize 2000, 2nd Prize at the Zurich Competition for Chamber Music 2001. Regular participation in Master classes, i. a. Sandor Devich, Franco Rossi, Amadeus String Quartet, Charles Rosen and Janos Starker. Collaboration with the Hungarian composer György Kurtág. Postgraduate studies at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur. Participation in the ProQuartet program (Fontainebleau, France). Work with Florence Malgoire at the Geneva Center for Early Music. Concerts at national and international festivals. Broadcasting on various Swiss channels as well as Radio France and BBC Scotland.

Girolamo BOTTIGLIERI, violin

Born 1974 in Salerno. Education at the Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome, then studies at the Geneva Conservatory and further studies with Salvatore Accardo in Cremona. Several prizes at national and international competitions, i. a. Lampronti Prize for Best Italian Violinist at the 1998 International Lipizer Competition. Performed as a soloist with various orchestras, including the Orchester de la Suisse Romande, and as a chamber musician throughout Europe. Work with composers such as György Kurtág and Sofia Gubaidulina. Broadcasting in Switzerland and Italy. Girolamo Bottiglieri plays a violin by Cesare Candi (Geneva 1930) owned by the Lalive Foundation, Geneva.

François GRIN, Violoncello

Born 1969 in Washington DC (USA). First musical education at the age of seven in Lausanne (Switzerland) under C. Henneberger. Subsequently studied with G. Fallot and D. Grosgurin at the Geneva Conservatory, diploma with distinction. Postgraduate scholarship with D. Cummings at the Royal Academy of Music, London, Diploma of Advanced Studies. Master classes with L. Harrell, M. Lidstroem and J. Starker. Performances mainly as a chamber musician, i. a. with A. Gerecz, H. Beyerle, W. Levin, F. Droujinin and C. Elton. Member of the award-winning Ortys Quartet. With this quartet performances in and outside Switzerland and CD recordings. François Grin plays a Pressenda cello (Turin 1841), made possible by the Henneberger-Mercier Foundation.

Caroline HAAS, Viola

Born 1975 in Geneva. 1996-2001 studies at the Geneva Conservatory with N. Pache and G. Takacs. Participation in master classes with C. Romano, A. Brussilowsky, F. Kirch, F. Malgoire, B. Giuranna and M.-A. Nicolas. Chamber music performances throughout Europe, artistic collaboration and more a. with R. Kussmaul, E. Pahud, J.-P. Wallez, V. Oistrakh and F. Pettrachi. Several world premieres and collaboration with the composers Kurtág and Holliger. Concertmaster under the conductors Garrido, E. Krivine and Ph. Beran. Performances as a soloist with the ensemble Instrumental Romand and with the ensemble Elyma (Baroque viola). Broadcasting in Italy and Switzerland.

Raya RAYTCHEVA, violin

Born 1976 in Pleven (Bulgaria). Studied with a scholarship from the Kayaleh Foundation at Crans Violin High School. Afterwards studies at the Geneva Conservatory with M. Piguet-Karafilova. Prizes at national and international competitions, e.g. Swiss Youth Music Competition and Stresa International Competition. Appearances as a soloist e.g. with the Ensemble Instrumental Romand and Bulgarian orchestras as well as in chamber music ensembles and orchestras in Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria and France. Broadcasting in Switzerland.