The 1st Tokyo International Viola Competition(2009)

1st prize : Sergey Malov, Russia

Sergey Malov

Prize money of JPY1,000,000
[Special Prizes]

  • Viola Prize: A viola made and donated by Mr Stefano Trabucci, Cremona, Italy
  • Invitation from Verbier Festival Academy 2010, Verbier, Switzerland
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners’ Concert at the Kioi Hall (Tokyo) on 31 May, 2009
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at the MS & AD SHIRAKAWA HALL (Nagoya) on 2 June, 2009
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at the Phoenix Hall (Osaka) on 4 June, 2009
  • Appearance in the Viola Space 2010 and 2011

2nd prize : Dimitri Murrath, Belgium

Dimitri Murrath

Prize money of JPY600,000
[Special Prizes]

  • Bow Prize: A high-quality bow made and donated by Roderich Paesold GbR, Beiersdorf, Germany
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners’ Concert at the Kioi Hall (Tokyo) on 31 May, 2009
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at the MS & AD SHIRAKAWA HALL (Nagoya) on 2 June, 2009
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at the Phoenix Hall (Osaka) on 4 June, 2009
  • Appearance in the Viola Space 2010

3rd Prize: Veit Benedikt Hertenstein, Germany

Veit Bebedikt Hertenstein

Prize money of JPY 300,000
[Special Prizes]

  • Audience Prize: JPY 100,000
  • Bow Prize: A high-quality carbon bow donated by Nakazen Music, Nishio City, Aichi
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners’ Concert at the Kioi Hall (Tokyo) on 31 May, 2009
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at the MS & AD SHIRAKAWA HALL (Nagoya) on 2 June, 2009
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at the Phoenix Hall (Osaka) on 4 June, 2009
  • Appearance in the Viola Space 2011

Special prize winners

Milena Pajaro-Van De Stadt, USA

Milena Pajaro-Van De Stadt

[Special Prize]

  • Bow Prize: A high-quality carbon bow donated by Nakazen Music, Nishio City, Aichi

Wei-Ting KUO, Taiwan

Wei-Ting KUO

[Special Prizes]

  • Bow Prize: A high-quality carbon bow donated by Nakazen Music, Nishio City, Aichi
  • Prize money of JPY 100,000 for the best interpretation of Japanese composition donated by Suntory Music Foundation

Lilli Maijala, Finland

Lilli Maijala

[Special Prize]

  • Special prize for the best interpretation of commissioned work