Queen Elisabeth Competition 2012, the prizes
The Queen Elisabeth Competition is one of the most important and renowned music contests ever. It was celebrating this year its 75th anniversary. In 1937, the world was discovering thanks to the Eugene Ysaÿe Competition (this was the competition’s original name), the talent and the character of David Oistrakh. One year later, the young Emil Gilels himself won the first prize. The competition, which happens every year, rewards the best violinists, pianists and singers aged less than 30. The 2012 edition was dedicated to the violin.
- Andrey Baranov, first prize
- Tatsuki Narita, second prize
- Hyun-Su Shin, thid prize
- Esther Yoo, fourth prize
The young Korean violinist Hyun-Su Shin, is well-known by the medici.tv followers: she already performed live on medici.tv, in October 2012, during the great gala concert of the Nippon Music Foundation at the Louvre. An excerpt here (the first violin being Sergey Khachatryan, who won the First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2005):
We have more good news! You will be able to discover the 18 year-old Esther Yoo, fourth prize at the competition, but also the youngest artist who was ever rewarded the First prize at the Sibelius competition in 2010, live on medici.tv on July 4 (broadcast from Les Flâneries musicales de Reims)! More information to come.
- Visit the Queen Elisabeth Competition’s website. You will find detailed information about the contest, as well as videos of the candidates recorded during the competition.
- View the page of the Stradivarius concert, broadcast live in October 2012 on medici.tv.
- View the Flâneries musicales de Reims’ website (in French only).