Prize Winners Announced at Berlin’s Max Rostal International Viola Competition

24-year-old German violist Tobias Reifland has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Max Rostal International Viola Competition

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24-year-old German violist Tobias Reifland has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Max Rostal International Viola Competition – in Berlin.

A student of Roland Glassl at the Munich University of Music, Tobias is a former top prize winner at the Hindemith, Anton Rubinstein and Brahms International Viola Competitions.

He will receive €7,000.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 20-year-old Sào Soulez Larivière from France/Holland – and 29-year-old Sangyoon Lee from South Korea.

4th place was awarded to 19-year-old Nicholas Algot Swensen from Denmark.

The 2019 jury comprised: Tomoko AkasakaSophia JafféWalter KüssnerRoberto DiazDavid GeringasPhilippe GraffinPavel VernikovHartmut Rohde and Hagai Shaham.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: HANNAH ELIZABETH TILT

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