Founded in 2009, the trio Suyana emerged from an encounter in the corridors of the CNSM in Paris. A pianist fascinated by chamber music met him and two brothers who had been playing together since earliest youth. "Suyana" means "hope" in the language of the Quechuas and reminds on the one hand of the South American roots of the two brothers, on the other hand it expresses their hope to familiarize a large audience with the piano trio repertoire, from Haydn to Piazzolla, about Beethoven and Shostakovich. They have been taking part in the courses of the "Ysaÿe Quartet" in Paris since 2009.
1st prize was not awarded
2nd Prize € 9,750 donated by the Society of Friends of the University of Arts Graz together with the KUG
3rd prize was not awarded
Special Prize / Best Interpretation of the award winning work of the International Composition Competition 2011 "I Waited for You in Rain" by Hooshyar Khayam
€ 3,000 donated by Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung AG
Epp THIBAUD, Piano (France)
Born in 1987 in Schiltigheim (France). First lessons in 1992 with Françoise Claustré in Strasbourg (France), 1999-2004 with Dany Roulet, 2004-2008 with Theodor Paraskivesco and since 2010 with Rena Shereshevskaya. Studies at the CRR in Strasbourg and CNSM Paris. 2008 Diplôme de Formation Supérieure du CNSM de Paris.
Masterclasses 2009 with Oxana Yablonskaya and Giovanni Bellucci and 2010 with Jean-Claude Pennetier. 2008 2nd Prize International Piano Competition Brest, 2009 Laureate of Cziffra Foundation. Performance of Gershwin's "Rapsody in Blue" with the Strasbourg Youth Orchestra. Salle Pleyel in Paris with the trio Suyana. 2010 Concert at the Theater des Variétés of Monaco with Kristi Gjezi.
David CASTRO-BALBI, violin (France)
Born in 1993 in Besançon (France). Teaching 1998-2007 with Bernard Mauppin in Besançon, 2007-2009 with Larissa Koloss and since 2009 with Svetlin Roussev. Studies at the CRR Paris (2007-2009) and since 2009 at the CNSM Paris.
Masterclasses with Serguei Kravchenko, Pierre Amoyal and Dmitry Berlinski. 1st prize at "Young Artists Competition Colorado", USA, 1st prize at Mirecourt International Violin Competition. Performance of the Shostakovich Concert with the Radio Orchestra Belgrade. International Music Academy of Switzerland with Seiji Ozawa in Victoria Hall, Geneva (2009).
Alexandre CASTRO-BALBI, Violoncello (France)
Born in 1991 in Besançon (France). Teaching 1998-2004 with György Adam in Besançon, 2005-2007 with Marc Coppey and since 2007 with Phillipe Muller. Studied at the CRR Paris (2005-2007), since 2007 at the CNSM Paris, 2010 at the Mozarteum Salzburg and 2011 at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule.
Masterclasses 2009 with Sadao Harada, 2010-2011 with Clemens Hagen (Erasmus) and 2011 with Steven Isserlis. 2nd prize "Villa de Llanes" Cello Competition (Spain), 2nd prize "Carlos Prieto" Cello Competition (Mexico). Concert at the International Cello Festival of Lima (Peru) and "Music in the Mountains" Festival, Colorado (USA).