Thomas Reif
Germany, °1991
 
VIOLIN 2015 : Laureate
After training at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under Harald Herzl, Thomas Reif is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, in Tanja Becker-Bender’s class. He won the Ruggiero Ricci competition in Salzburg (2009), the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria) (2010), and the Elise Meyer competition in Hamburg (2012). In 2013, he was Third Laureate of the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg. Thomas Reif has taken part in master classes with Midori, Vadim Gluzman, Igor Ozim, and Rudens Turku. A regular guest of the Münchener Kammerorchester and of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, he has also performed with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester. He made his debut at the Mozart Festival in Salzburg, with Douglas Boyd as conductor, in 2012, the same year in which he received the Ian Stoutzker Prize, awarded in memory of Yehudi Menuhin.

Instrument : Tomaso Balestrieri (ca 1760)

Teachers

Prof.Bruno Steinschaden 2004-2005
Prof.Harald Herzl, Mozarteum Salzburg 2005-2010

Prof.Tanja Becker-Bender, HfMT Hamburg since 2010

Degrees

Bachelor studies since 2010 at Mozarteum Salzburg and Hochschule für Musik Hamburg,
not yet finished, Bachelor Exams in July 2015


Video
Final 2015: Thomas Reif
Semi-final 2015: Thomas Reif - recital
Semi-final 2015: Thomas Reif - concerto
Audio
Programme
Final (26/05/2015)
Michael Jarrell ...aussi peu que les nuages...
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major op. 35
Thomas Reif, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop
Semi-final

Récital (14/05/2015)

Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in E minor op. 27/4
Lachen verlernt
Vykintas Baltakas Recitativo
Claude Debussy Sonata in G minor
Thomas Reif, violin
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist

Concerto (11/05/2015)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 5 in A major KV 219
Thomas Reif, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Meyer
First round (04/05/2015)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 9 in E major
Franz Schubert Grand duo in A major D 574
Thomas Reif, violin
Daniel Blumenthal, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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