The 3rd Tokyo International Viola Competition(2015)

1st prize: Andrea Burger, Switzerland

Andrea Burger

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

  • Viola Prize: A custom-crafted viola made and donated by Robert Blaszauer, Budapest, Hungary
  • Verbier Festival Academy Prize: Invitation from Verbier Festival Academy, Verbier, Switzerland
  • Tarisio Prize: USD5,000 and services (adjustments and maintenance) for 2 years at Tarisio offices in NY and London
  • Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra Prize: Appearance in No. 435 Subscription concerts in May, 2016
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Concert at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen (Tokyo) on June 7, 2015.
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance THE PHOENIX HALL (Osaka) on June 9, 2015.
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at Ohara Museum (Kurashiki) on June 10, 2015.
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at Denkibunkakaikan Hall (Nagoya) on June 11, 2015.
  • Appearance in the Viola Space 2016 and 2017

2nd prize: Kei Tojo, Japan

Kei Tojo

Prize money of JPY600,000
[Special prizes]

  • Bow Prize: A custom-crafted bow donated by Ritz Iwata, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Audience Prize: JPY100,000
  • Suntory Foundation for Arts Prize: JPY50,000
  • Bach Prize: A baroque bow made and donated by Tis Marang, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Concert at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen (Tokyo) on June 7, 2015.
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance THE PHOENIX HALL (Osaka) on June 9, 2015.
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at Ohara Museum (Kurashiki) on June 10, 2015.
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at Denkibunkakaikan Hall (Nagoya) on June 11, 2015.
  • Appearance in the Viola Space 2016

3rd prize: Louise Desjardins, France

Louise Desjardins

Prize money of JPY300,000
[Special prizes]

  • Bow Prize: A high-quality carbon bow donated by Nakazen Music, Nishio City, Aichi
  • Suntory Foundation for Arts Prize: JPY50,000
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Concert at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen (Tokyo) on June 7, 2015
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance THE PHOENIX HALL (Osaka) on June 9, 2015
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at Ohara Museum (Kurashiki) on June 10, 2015
  • Appearance in the Prizewinners' Gala Concert at Denkibunkakaikan Hall (Nagoya) on June 11, 2015
  • Appearance in the Viola Space 2017

Special prize winners

Georgy Kovalev, Russia/Germany *Finalist

Georgy Kovalev

[Special prize]

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

Alexander Mitchell, England

Alexander Mitchell

[Special prize]

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