The duo was invited to a concert in the context of Autunno Musicale Caserta, Italy, in November 2009 on the initiative of the competition.
1st prize was not awarded
2nd Prize € 6,500 donated by Fazioli - Klavierhaus Streif
Special Prize / Best Interpretation of a Work by Franz Schubert for the Sonata in A major, D574, op. Post. 162 € 2.250, - donated by the Bank Austria UniCredit Group
So-Young KIM, violin (Germany)
Born in 1981 in Dusseldorf, Germany. First lessons in 1987. Further lessons with Michael Gaiser (from 1995), Igor Ozim (2000-2003), Shmuel Ashkenasi (2003-2005) and Markus Wolf (2005-2008). 2006 diploma, 2008 concert exam. Masterclasses with Thomas Brandis, Miriam Fried, Franco Gulli, Miroslaw Lawrinowicz, Eduard Schmieder, Hermann Krebbers, Yfrah Neaman, Igor Ozim and Zakhar Bron. Solo concert activity u.a. with the Junge Philharmonie Köln, with the Jena Philharmonic, with the Bavarian State Orchestra as well as in Poland, Slovenia, Kuwait and South Korea. Participation in the "Eastern Music Festival" in Greensboro / North Carolina (USA) and at the "Holland Music Sessions". Several first prizes at the national competition "Jugend musiziert", 1998 Art Prize of the City of Neuss, Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition "Charles-Hennen", 1st Prize at the Bertold Hummel Violin Competition; with her Piano Trio winner in the Chamber Music Competition of the Robert Schumann University of Duesseldorf. Scholarship holder of the Gerd Bucerius Foundation. Since September 2008 member of the 1st Violins at the Bavarian State Opera Munich. She plays on a violin by Mathias Albanus from the year 1693, on loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Hamburg.
So-Jin KIM, Piano (Germany)
Born in 1984 in Dusseldorf, Germany. First lessons in 1990. Further education with Barbara Szczepanska (from 1996), since autumn 2005 studies with Alain Planès and Emmanuel Strosser at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Masterclasses with Jacques Rouvier, Michael Béroff and Krzysztof Jablonski. 1st prize at the national competition "Jugend musiziert", 2nd prize at the Steinway competition, 1st prize at the Thuermer competition and the inter-national Viennese pianist competition, Art Prize of the City of Neuss, 2003 Special prize as the youngest finalist at the 49th International Maria -Canals Competition, Carl-Heinz-Illies scholarship from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Hamburg. With her piano trio winner of the Schmolz-Bickenbach-Competition of the Robert-Schumann-Musikhochschule and prize at the International Chamber Music Competition "Charles Hennen". Performances as a soloist with orchestra, ia. with the Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of the University of Duesseldorf, the Tübingen Chamber Orchestra and the Wroclaw Philharmonic. Concerts u.a. in Warsaw, Ljubljana, Kuwait, St. Petersburg and in various cities of Germany.