The category prizes have today been announced at the 2015 Brahms International Music Competition, in Portschach, Austria – including French/Dutch violinist Cosima Soulez Lariviere.
18 year old Cosima Soulez Lariviere was awarded 1st prize in the Violin Category.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 23 year old Matous Peruska, from the Czech Republic and 25 year old Daichi Nakamura, from Japan.
No 1st prize was awarded in the Viola Category.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 15 year old Mingyue Yu, from China and 27 year old Matthias Schnorbusch, from Germany.
22 year old Christoph Croise, from France was awarded 1st prize in the Cello Category.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 25 year old Yoosin Park, from South Korea and 28 year old Kacper Nowak, from Poland.
28 year old Maya Ando, from Japan was awarded 1st prize in the Piano Category.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 27 year old Uikyung Jung, from South Korea and 30 year old Katharina Treutler, from Germany.
Violin and piano duo, Project N&A – comprising violinist Nikita Budnetsky and pianist Alisa Kupriyova, were awarded 1st prize in the Chamber Music Competition.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to piano/cello Duo Baltinati, from the United States and violin/piano Duo Sonoro from the Ukraine.
The European String Teachers Association special prizes were awarded to cellist Cristina Basili, violinist Lara Kusztrich and Lisa-Maria Sekine and violist Mingyue Yu.
A special prize for an ‘Outstanding Interpretation on a Sonata by Paul Hindemith’ was awarded to 29 year old Serbian violist Andjela Sibinovic.
A special prize for ‘The Best Interpretation of a Brahms Viola Sonata’ was awarded to 27 year old Balentyna Pryshlyak from Ukraine.
Each category winner will receive EUR 2500 (US $2800).