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IV. LiedDuo Competition 2023

Meredith Wohlgemuth & Jinhee Park

Photo: Finn Löw

XIV. Piano Competition 2021

Takashi Yasunami

CD: Schubert – Dohnanyi (GWK-Records) – Listen or Order

Takashi Yasunami studied Ernst von Dohnányi’s complete piano works intensively as part of his doctorate and enjoys performing them in his concerts. He has also dedicated his impressive prize-winning debut album “Schubert – Dohnányi” to the comparison of Schubert’s and Dohnányi’s works. Yasunami, who teaches and researches at the Tokyo College of Music alongside his concert activities, is currently continuing his studies in an Artist Diploma program at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Photo: Finn Löw

III. LiedDuo Competition 2018

Esther Valentin-Fieguth & Anastasia Grishutina

CD: Amors Spiel (GWK-Records) – Listen or order

After winning the Schubert Competition, the LiedDuo released their award-winning CD “Amors Spiel” on the GWK label, which was nominated four times for the Opus Klassik. In 2019, they were accepted into SWR’s New Talents program and won the IVC s’Herton-genbusch press and audience award. In 2022 they released their second joint CD “Crime Scenes”.

XIII. Piano Competition 2016

Volodymyr Lavrynenko

CD: Schubert (GWK-Records) – Lister or order

Following the Schubert competition, Ukrainian pianist Volodymyr Lavrynenko released his prize-winning CD “Schubert”, which was nominated for the ECHO Klassik award. In recent years, he has earned a reputation as an impressive soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe.

II. LiedDuo Competition 2015

Samuel Hasselhorn & Takako Miyazaki

CD: Nachtblicke (classic clips) – Listen or order

Hasselhorn made an international name for himself by winning the Queen Elizabeth Competition in 2018. He was a permanent ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera, received the 2021 Schubert Society Barcelona Prize alongside Alfred Brendel and performs at major concert halls and opera houses around the world.

Takako Miyazaki is active in Japan and teaches at the Japan Piano Teacher Association, among others.

XII. Piano Competition 2013

Vadym Kholodenko

CD: Internationaler Schubert-Wettbewerb Klavier 2011 (THOROFON)

Two years after the Schubert Competition, Kholodenko won the International Cliburn Competition and has since performed as a pianist all over the world. He made his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017. His solo CD on Harmonia Mundi with works by A. Skriabin won the prestigious Diapason d’Or.

I. LiedDuo Competition 2009

Tomasz Wija & David Santos

CD: Internationaler Schubert-Wettbewerb LiedDuo 2009 (THOROFON) – Listen or order

The duo also won the ‘Franz Schubert and Modern Music’ competition in Graz in 2009. Thomasz Wija is currently a permanent ensemble member at the Staatstheater Meiningen. David Santos performs throughout Europe as a Lied pianist and is an honorary professor for Lied interpretation at the HfMDK Mannheim, as well as a lecturer for Lied interpretation at the University of Music in Weimar.

XI. Piano Competition 2007

Takashi Sato

Takashi Sato is now an internationally known pianist who, after winning the prize in Dortmund, was also laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, the ARD Competition, the Sydeney Piano Competition and 1st prize winner of the “Citta di Cantu”. From 2014, he performed all of Schubert’s piano works with the “Schubert Cycle” in Tokyo.

X. Piano Competition 2005

Motoi Kawashima

Since winning in Dortmund, Motoi Kawashima has performed in numerous important concert halls such as the Gasteig in Munich, the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic, the German National Theater in Weimar, the Beirut Assembly Hall and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo and recorded a CD with Camerata Tokyo at the Mitaka City Arts Center Concert Hall in 2020.

IX. Piano Competition 2003

Amir Katz | Yong Kyu Lee

Amir Katz also won the competitions in Cleveland, “Maria Canals” Barcelona and the Viotti Valsesia. He performs in the world’s major concert halls and gives masterclasses, including at the Buchman Mehta Academy in Tel Aviv.

Yong Kyu Lee holds a professorship at Hanyang University in Seoul.

VIII. Piano Competition 2001

Olga Filatova

VII. Piano Competition 1999

Enrico Belli

As a pianist, Enrico Belli is now dedicated to combining contemporary music and traditional repertoire: for example, the works of G. Scelsi with piano works by Frescobaldi or Janacek’s complete piano works alongside the premiere of “Frammento Blu” by G. Cappelli (Abbiati Prize, 2001), which was dedicated to him and filmed by Sky Classic.

VI. Piano Competition 1997

Mikhail Mordvinov

Following the Schubert Competition, Mordwinow won the international competition in Andorra in 2006. These successes have led to numerous concert appearances worldwide as a solo pianist and chamber musician, as well as participation in major festivals and radio and CD productions. He currently teaches at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music and at the International Rubinstein Academy in Berlin.

V. Piano Competition 1995

Elena Margolina

Margolina’s busy concert schedule takes her all over Europe and overseas to leading orchestras and concert halls. She has taught at the music academies in Stuttgart and Hanover and is an active participant in international masterclasses. In 2014, she accepted the position of Professor of Piano at the Detmold University of Music. Today, many of her students perform on international stages and win prizes in competitions.

Foto: Naoya Yamaguchi

IV. Piano Competition 1993

Yuka Imamine

Following her success in Dortmund, Yuka Imamine also won a prize at the Concours Geza Anda in Zurich. As a soloist, she performs with renowned orchestras and gives piano recitals in Europe and Asia. As a chamber musician, she has worked with Lorin Maazel, among others. At the age of 32, Yuka Imamine accepted an appointment as professor of piano at the Musikhochschule in Munich.

Foto Hideyo Harada: Uwe Arens

III. Piano Competition 1991

Hedidey Harada | Atsuko Seki

In addition to the Schubert Competition, Hideyo Harada won the Concours International d’Exécution Musicale in Geneva and was a prizewinner at the Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow. She is a guest pianist at international festivals and works as a chamber musician with the Borodin Quartet, among others.

In 1993, Seki won the 3rd prize of the “Jose Iturbi” in Valencia and the 1st prize of the international competition in Pinerolo. Seki has performed internationally, including in the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic and the National Palace in Sofia, in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Korea and Japan. She has been teaching piano at the Detmold Academy of Music since 1997.

Foto: Irene Zandel

II. Piano Competition 1989

Filippo Faes

Filippo Faes is also active as a conductor in addition to his work as a pianist. He is a professor of chamber music, piano and song interpretation at the Castelfranco Veneto Conservatory and gives masterclasses in Europe, the USA, New Zealand and Singapore.

Foto: Kai Uwe Heinrich

I. Piano Competition 1987

Michael Endres

Like many former participants, the first winner of the Schubert Competition still devotes himself intensively to the music of Franz Schubert today. His 33 CDs have earned him the Diapason d’Or three times and two Choc du Musique awards. For many years he worked as a pianist with the legendary baritone Hermann Prey. After professorships in Berlin and Oslo, he currently lives in New Zealand.