Yuzuko Horigome
Japan, °1957
VIOLIN 1980 : First Prize
Yuzuko Horigome started learning the piano at the age of four; she began the violin the following year, with Ryosaku Kubota. In 1975 she continued her violin studies with Toshiya Eto, before graduating from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in 1980. That same year she became the first Japanese musician to win First Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition. She has played with the Berlin and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the London, Chicago, St Petersburg, Montreal, Vienna, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, La Scala (Milan), the RAI Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, and the Camerata Salzburg. She has performed with prestigious conductors such as C. Abbado, A. Prévin, K. Masur, C. Dutoit, R. Chailly, E. Leinsdorf, S. Ozawa, I. Fischer, S. Rattle, A. Dimitriev, V. Ashkenazy, and S. Vegh. In chamber music she has played with M. Argerich, A. R. El Bacha, P. Rogé, W. Manz, G. Kremer, P. Graffin, T. Zehetmair, N. Imai, K. Kashkashian, M. Maisky, A. Meneses, and many others. Yuzuko Horigome has been and continues to be a guest at many international festivals, including Marlboro, Lockenhaus, Tanglewood, Musicfest La Jolla California, Lugano, and Buenos Aires. A guest teacher at the Brussels Conservatory, she is one of the most prominent soloists in Japan, where she tours for several months every year.
Final 1980: Yuzuko Horigome - Sibelius
Final (30/05/1980)
Frederik van Rossum Concerto n. 1 op. 37
Johannes Brahms Sonata n. 1 in G major op. 78
Jean Sibelius Concerto in D minor op. 47
Yuzuko Horigome, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Georges Octors
Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, pianist accompanist
Semi-final (15/05/1980)
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in A minor op. 27/2
Jean Gyselynck Diptyque
Pablo de Sarasate Fantaisie sur des thèmes de Carmen op. 25
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in E major K.V. 261
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in C major K.V. 373
Béla Bartók Rhapsody n. 1
Yuzuko Horigome, violin
Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, pianist accompanist
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