Competitors passing through the Semi-final

Kitagawa Chisa

No. 19

6 February 1997



Ms Kitagawa has been the laureate of many violin competitions worldwide, among others the Beethoven International String Competition in Vienna in 2012, the International Solo Violin Competition  in Cremona in 2014, in 2016 the 1st International Nałęczów & Violin Competition in Poland, the Singapore Violin Festival Competition and of numerous significant Japanese violin contests. This year, she was awarded the Grand Prize at the ABC Music Festival Audition in Japan. Ms Kitagawa commenced her violin studies with Yasuhiro Aoyama in Gifu and now she is at the Tokyo National University of the Arts under the tutelage of Takashi Shimizu. As a soloist, she has collaborated, among others, with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Viennese Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Haydn Chamber Orchestra and the New Japan Symphonica.





Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94

J. S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 – 1. Allemanda



Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 – 1. Tempo di ciaccona

Wieniawski: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 15

Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor – 1. Allegro vivo



Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216


Grand Final

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35