‘Casino Austria Rising Stars Award 2015’ Competition Finalist!

Second Place!!!! Wooooohooooo!

Over October and November 2015 I competed in the 2015 ‘Casino Austria Rising Stars Award’ Competition Final. I am pleased to announce that I made it into the finals, and came 2nd. The final round of the competition was recorded live, and parts were broadcast nationally throughout Austria.

Here are some photos from the final round of the competition and the award ceremony. It was a great evening and I enjoyed the performing! I performed about 90mins of music over the 4 rounds, including Rossini’s Introduction, Theme and Variations (with a string quartet! many thanks to my colleagues for helping out!), Widor’s Introduction and Rondo and my own transcription of Prokofiev’s Sonata in D minor.
Congratulations to Katharina Hörmann, the Viennese-oboist who won first place!

Photos: Stephan Polzer