3rd Prize € 4,500 donated by the piano factory Bösendorfer
Raphael FAVRE, Tenor (Switzerland)
Born in Le Locle (Switzerland). Studied at the Conservatoire de la Chaux-de-Fonds and at the Zurich Conservatory with Monique Varetz, Christoph Prégardien and Hartmut Höll. Concert performances as a soloist at numerous festivals in France, Spain, Portugal, Japan and the USA. CD recording "L'Album de Marguerite d'Autriche" with the Ensemble La Sestina. Raphael Favre is a permanent member of the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne and Ensemble Corund Lucerne.
Chiho TOGAWA, Piano (Japan)
Born in Chiba (Japan). Studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and at the Musikhochschule Zürich with Michiko Ohno, Helmut Deutsch and Hartmut Höll. Masterclasses with Bruno Canino and Leonard Hokanson. Companion prize at the Japanese Music Competition. Concerts and recitals in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Japan, orchestral concerts. Lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.