The Argerich Arts Foundation Prize
The Argerich Arts Foundation Prize was established in 2015 with the aim of providing promising young musicians with an opportunity for their debut at places including “Shiiki presents Argerich’s Haus,” a facility with the name of world-prominent pianist Martha Argerich, in liaison with music competitions with long history and tradition inside and outside Japan that have produced many first-rate musicians.
The Prize at the Student Music Concours of Japan Kitakyushu district competition has been chosen by Ms. Argerich herself. Overseas, the Prize was first given to the winner of the piano division at the Concours International Long Thibaud Crespin in November 2019 when Ms. Argerich took office of jury chairperson for the piano division.
The winner is invited to give a recital at Argerich’s Haus, perform at the Beppu Argerich Music Festival and has a master class. The Prize contributes to the development of young musicians and the promotion of high-quality art in Oita Prefecture.
< Winners >
Participating in Musicians Soaring on the International Scene concerts at Argerich’s Haus
Can Cakmur (piano) Fist Prize winner at the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition 2018
Koido Fumiya (piano) First Prize winner at the 87th Music Competition of Japan 2018 piano division
Yoshimi Yuuki (piano) First Prize winner at the 86th Music Competition of Japan 2017 piano division
Higuchi Ichiro (piano) First Prize winner at the 85th Music Competition of Japan 2016 piano division
Alexander Gadjiev (piano) Fist Prize winner at the 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition 2015
Numazawa Yoshito (piano) The 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition 2015
Participating in Beppu Argerich Music Festival Concert by Young Musicians of Oita Prefecture
Tsuruhara Soichiro (piano) First Prize winner at the 72nd Student Music Concours of Japan Kitakyushu district high school division 2018
Ishimoto Koga (tenor) First Prize winner at the 71st Student Music Concours of Japan Kitakyushu district 2017
Miyagi Kaoru (flute) First Prize winner at the 70th Student Music Concours of Japan Kitakyushu district high school flute division 2015
Competitions at which the Argerich Arts Foundation Prize is
Concours international Long Thibaud Crespin
Hamamatsu International Piano Competition
Music Competition of Japan
Student Music Concours of Japan Kitakyushu district competition