Special Prize of the President of the Competition Rector em.O.Univ.Prof. Dr. Otto Kolleritsch for the most original adaptation of the Schubert Lied „Du bist die Ruh“
Xavier LUCK, Flute (Australia)
Born in 1974 (Australia). From 1986 to 1991 instruction at the Sydney High School of Performing Art, 1992-1994 studies at the University of Melbourne (degree: Bachelor of Music Honors), 1995-1997 Royal College of Music London (in 1996 Associate Advanced Performance Diploma). Since 1996 studies with Wolfgang Schulz, since 1997 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Solo performances as well as solo concerts with orchestra and radio broadcasts in Vienna, London, America and Australia. Experience as chamber and orchestral musician (also substitute at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Vienna National Opera Orchestra, solo flutist at the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra and the Mozart Orchestra, Vienna). Numerous scholarships and competition prizes, e.g. in 1990 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Young Artist of the Year Award; in 1993 1st place Mozart Concerto Competition; in 1997 Carlson Achievement Award, London; in 1998 Australia Council Recital Award; in 2001, 2nd round at the International Flute Competition in Kobe (Japan).
Daniel LINTON-FRANCE, Piano (Australia)
Born in 1973 in Sydney (Australia). In 1991 started to study piano with Christoph Lieske at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts „Mozarteum“, Salzburg. After graduation with first piano diploma in 1996 he additionally took up studying conducting with Dennis Russell-Davies and Jorge Rotter (in 1999 first Diploma with Honors, graduation in 2001). From early youth award winner at numerous piano and composing competitions. Already during his studies assistant of Gustav Kuhn at his „Tirolean Festival“, performances as conductor, soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. Assistant at opera performances and symphonic concerts in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Regularly engaged as accompanist at Bertelsmann Singing Competition „Neue Stimmen“, Gütersloh. Concerts as a harpsichordist and pianist with solo programs and chamber music in Austria and Germany. He composes music for theatrical productions in Salzburg, Zurich und Ingolstadt. Since 2001 direttore musicale of the Convento dell’Angelo. Also composes church music.
Prize Winners‘ Concert, Stefaniensaal Graz
Franz Schubert: Paraphrase des Liedes Du bist die Ruh‘ op. 59,3 D 776