2000 Vendome Prize for Piano

Alberto Nosé

First Prize

Alberto Nosè ha ottenuto il suo primo riconoscimento all’età di undici anni, vincendo il Primo Premio al concorso internazionale Jugend für Mozart di Salisburgo, grazie al quale ha effettuato la sua prima tournèe in Italia, Austria e Francia.

Successivamente ha vinto numerosi premi nei concorsi internazionali più importanti: Paloma O’Shea di Santander (1° Premio, Medaglia d’oro e Premio del Pubblico), F. Chopin di Varsavia (5° premio nel 2000), F. Busoni di Bolzano (2° premio con particolare distinzione nel 1999), Maj Lind di Helsinki (1° premio nel 2002), Long-Thibaud di Parigi (2° premio nel 2004), Vendôme Prize di Parigi (1° premio nel 2000), World Piano Competition di Londra (2° Premio nel 2002), L. Gante di Pordenone (1° Premio nel 2002), Premio Venezia (1° Premio all’unanimità nel 1998). Nel 2011 vince il Primo Premio al Top of the World International Piano Competition di Tromsø (Norvegia).

Grazie a tali affermazioni, ha iniziato una strepitosa carriera che lo ha portato ad esibirsi in Europa e in tutto il mondo, per importanti festival ed in prestigiose sale da concerto, fra le quali: Carnegie Hall di New York, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall e Wigmore Hall di Londra, Konzerthaus di Berlino, Théâtre du Châtelet e Salle Pleyel di Parigi, Mozarteum di Salisburgo, Beethoven Fest di Bonn, Liederhalle di Stoccarda, Chopin Festival di Ginevra, Summer Festival di Lucerna, Teatro Monumental and Auditorio di Madrid, Megaron di Atene, Finlandia Hall di Helsinki, Filharmonja Narodowa di Varsavia, Benaroya Hall di Seattle, Suntory Hall di Tokyo, Auditorio do MASP di San Paolo, Sala Meireles di Rio de Janeiro, Cervantino International Festival di Città del Messico, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Settembre Musica di Torino, Bologna Festival, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Sala Verdi, Teatro dal Verme e Auditorium di Milano, Teatro Rossini di Pesaro, Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma.

Come camerista ha collaborato con il violoncellista Rocco Filippini, il Quartetto Ysaÿe, il Quartetto di Venezia, la violinista Fanny Clamagirand e il violoncellista Giorgi Kharadze e come solista ha suonato con le maggiori orchestre, fra le quali: London Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Warsaw Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Sinfonica RTVE di Madrid, Janacek Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Mexico State Symphony, Württembergisches Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Orchestra della Radio Norvegese di Oslo, Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Haydn di Trento e Bolzano, Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio.

Ha collaborato con noti direttori, come Roy Goodman, Manfred Honeck, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Enrique Batiz, Pedro Ignacio Calderon, Anton Nanut, Hannu Lintu, James Judd, Marcus Bosch, Rumon Gamba, George Hanson, Ion Marin, Josè Ferreira Lobo, Alain Lombard, Enrique Mazzola, Thomas Søndergård. Tiene regolarmente masterclass presso il Conservatorio di Ginevra, il Mannes College of Music di New York, il Bowdoin Festival di Brunswick (Maine – USA) e in Giappone. La sua discografa comprende registrazioni per le Assicurazioni Generali, per la Tau Records, per la rivista musicale francese Piano, per Radio Classica, Radio Danzica e per Radio Suisse Romande.

Nel 2006 l’etichetta Nascor-Ysaye Records pubblica un cd con musiche di Schumann e Prokofev, che riceve il premio La Clef ResMusica.com e Coup de coeur Fnac.

Nel 2008, viene pubblicato un DVD dedicato a Mozart e Beethoven per la Domovideo, realizzato in occasione del 250° Anniversario mozartiano del 2006, e trasmesso anche dal canale digitale satellitare SKY Classica.

Nello stesso anno l’etichetta Naxos pubblica un cd con le Sei Sonate op.17 di Johann Christian Bach, eseguite sul pianoforte moderno, che riceve il premio “CHOC du Monde de la Musique” e “4 Diapason Superbe” e trasmesso in tutto il mondo, da Radio France, BBC 3, Radio 4 Netherland, Radio New Zealand, ABC Classic FM USA e Australia. Nel 2009, la Rotary Foundation del Rotary International gli attribuisce il titolo di Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) alla carriera, “in segno di apprezzamento e riconoscenza per il suo valore tangibile e signifcativo apporto nel promuovere una miglior comprensione reciproca e amichevoli relazioni fra i popoli di tutto il mondo”. E’ regolarmente invitato come giurato in importanti concorsi pianistici internazionali, come il F. Chopin di Varsavia del 2010. Alberto Nosè si è formato al Conservatorio “F. E. Dall’Abaco” di Verona con Laura Palmieri e Virginio Pavarana. Ha proseguito gli studi con i Maestri Franco Scala, Boris Petrushansky e Leonid Margarius all’Accademia Pianistica Internazionale Incontri col Maestro di Imola presso la quale ha ottenuto il Piano Master nel 2005. Ha inoltre preso parte alle masterclass di Maurizio Pollini, Murray Perahia, Andrej Jasinski, Michael Dalberto, Louis Lortie, Michael Beroff, Alexander Lonquich, Arie Vardi, Fou Ts’ong, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Alfons Kontarsky e Paul Badura-Skoda.

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Evgeny Sudbin

Second Prize

Evgeny Sudbin has been hailed by The Telegraph as ‘potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century’. In the midst of a 7-year and 14-album collaboration with BIS Records, all of Evgeny’s recordings have met with critical acclaim and are regularly featured as CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine or Editor’s Choice by Gramophone. His Scriabin recording was awarded CD of the Year by The Telegraph and received the MIDEM Classical Award for Best Solo Instrument Recording at Cannes. It was described by Gramophone as ‘a disc in a million’ while the International Record Review stated that Evgeny’s Rachmaninov recording ‘confirms him as one of the most important pianistic talents of our time’.

Evgeny performs regularly in many of the world’s finest venues and concert series, both in recital and with orchestra, including Tonhalle Zurich; Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall (International Piano Series) and Wigmore Hall (London Pianoforte Series) in London; Concertgebouw (Meesterpianisten, Amsterdam); Avery Fisher Hall (New York) and Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco). Recent engagements and tours have included orchestras such as New Zealand Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Lucerne Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. His performance of Rachmaninov’s Concerto No.1 at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall was described by The Telegraph as ‘sublime.’

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Iddo Bar-Shai

Vendome Virtuoso Prize

The Israeli pianist Iddo Bar-Shai was born in 1977 in Nazareth Illit. He studied with Bracha Ornan-Margalit in Haifa and with Prof. Pnina Salzman in the piano department at the Rubin Music Academy in Tel-Aviv University, also receiving guidance from Maestro Alexis Weissenberg. At early stages he attracted attention for his playing and already at the age of 11 he was a recipient of the America – Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships.

Since then his career has taken on an international dimension: he has performed on important stages such as the Wigmore Hall (London), the Mann Auditorium (Tel Aviv), the Theatre des Champs Elysees (Paris), the Tokyo Opera City Hall, The Beijing Zhongshan Concert Hall and others in various countries among which are many European countries, Israel, The USA, Japan, The People’s Republic of China and Brazil.

He first performed as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of twelve, and has subsequently played under the batons of Lawrence Foster, Aldo Ceccato, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Horia Andreescu among others with prominent orchestras in Europe a nd Israel such as the English Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony – IBA, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and others.

Iddo Bar-Shai is keen to enjoy all the varied possibilities offered by his instrument, and regularly performs chamber music with such ensembles as the Ysaÿe Quartet, the Aviv Quartet, the Ebène Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet and the American String Quartet.

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Nicolas Stavy

Vendome Virtuoso Prize

In his native France and around the world, audiences are moved by the sensitivity of the playing of this artist who “makes the piano sing so wonderfully” (La Lettre du Musicien). Nicolas Stavy performs in prestigious international contexts such as the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, the Festival Piano aux Jacobins, the Chopin festivals at Nohant and Bagatelle, the Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux, the Piano(s) Festival of Lille, the Festival Berlioz, the Musée d’Orsay, the Salle Pleyel, the EuroArt Praha Festival, the International Granada “Fex” Festival, the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Casals Hall (Tokyo), ), the Romanian Athenaeum (Bucharest), Victoria Hall (Geneva), the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 92nd Street Y (New York), etc. He has performed with major orchestras such as the Suisse Romande Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Sinfonietta de Lausanne, the Bucharest Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, etc.

Ever avid for discovery, Nicolas Stavy performs chamber music with such colleagues as Patrick Messina, Tatiana Vassilieva, Daniel Hope, Cédric Tiberghien, Tedi Papavrami, Karine Deshayes, the Quatuor Ebène, the Quatuor Voce, etc. He alternated with Mikhail Rudy performing for the stage play “The Pianist” (after the book by Wladyslaw Szpilman), featuring actor Robin Renucci. He has also participated in other projects with well-known actors, including Didier Sandre, Brigitte Fossey and Eric-Emmanuel Schmidt.

After studies with Gérard Frémy and Christian Ivaldi at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique in Paris, where he won 1st prizes for Piano and Chamber Music, Nicolas Stavy went on to study with Dominique Merlet at the Geneva Conservatoire (where he was awarded a 1st prize with distinction) and participated in master classes with György Sebök. He has also received guidance from Alfred Brendel. He is a prizewinner of several international competitions: the Special Prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2000, 2nd Prize in the Geneva International Competition in 2001, 4th Prize in the Gina Bachauer Competition in the U.S. in 2002, 2nd Prize in the Young Concert Artists competition in New York in 2003, etc.

His two recent CDs published by Hortus, dedicated to Brahms and Liszt, were both greeted with an FFFF rating by France’s Télérama magazine. The Liszt CD was also rated **** by Classica magazine. This year, 2015, sees the release of two new discs: the Concertos for left hand by Britten and Korngold, with the Orchestre Nationale de Lille, conducted by Paul Polivnick (Hortus) and Boris Tishchenko’s Sonatas nos. 7 and 8, under the Bis label.

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