3rd prize ATS 40,000, - price Steinway-Haus Wien
Svetlana SOKOLOVA (Russia)
Born in 1969 in Russia. Studied at the Chelyabinsk Music School under Gitlin and Belitzky, graduated with distinction in 1988, 1989-1994 studied piano at the Moscow Gnessin State Music College under Alexandr Satz and Vladimir Tropp, graduated with honors in 1994, since 1993 studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz with Alexandr Satz. 1999 diploma examination with distinction. 1994 Ballet and vocal accompanist at the Vereinigte Bühnen Graz (opera house). 1995-1996 Lecturer and 1999 Contract Teacher (Correpetition) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Winner of the 3rd National Piano Competition in Chelyabinsk, 1998 Winner of the 5th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria). Concert activity at home and abroad.