Prizewinners Introduced at fifth Tokyo Worldwide Viola Competitors


Held each three years as a part of the Viola House, a pageant for viola based in 1992 by violist Nobuko Imai, the Tokyo Worldwide Viola Competitors welcomed violists from all nationalities born on or after July 1, 1989.

As the primary prize winner, violist Hayang Park will obtain JPY 1,000,000. Second prize and JPY 600,000 went to Emiko Yuasa, whereas third prize and JPY 300,000 was given to Sào Soulez Larivière.

The primary, second, and third prize winners could have efficiency alternatives on the Prizewinners’ Live shows in Tokyo, Osaka, and Sendai as a part of Viola House 2022, along with live shows on the Viola House in or after 2023.

Extra prizes got out. The Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra Prize, which supplies a possibility to carry out with the ensemble after 2023, went to Hayang Park.

Emiko Yuasa gained the Viewers Prize and the Suntory Basis for Arts Prize for the very best interpretation of Japanese composition — every price JPY 100,000. She additionally gained a Bow Prize, which provides a bow donated by violin maker Ritz Iwata and a Netherlands Case donated by T. Kurosawa & Co.,Ltd.

Sào Soulez Larivière acquired three Bow Prizes — two of which embrace a high-quality carbon bow donated by Nakazen Music, Aichi. The third was the Baroque Bow Prize, which included a baroque bow made and donated by Netherland bow maker Tis Marang.

The jury comprised Antoine Tamestit (President), Nobuko Imai (Vice President), William Coleman, Koichiro Harada, Hsin-Yun Huang, Akira Nishimura, and Lars Anders Tomter.

Earlier first prize winners embrace VC Artist Sergey Malov and Luosha Fang.