Competitors in the live rounds

Sakamoto Reika

No. 38

14 November 1997

Japan

 

Ms Sakamoto was born in 1997. She won the top prize of the 24th Japan Classical Music Competition in 2014, and a year later, the 1st prize of the 11th Romanian International Music Competition. She has given solo recitals in Romania, Slovenia and Japan. Ms Sakamoto won the Music Award of the 25th ABC Audition for New Artists’ Concert in Japan in 2016. Between 2014–2016, she was taking music lessons with Seiji Ozawa himself at Seiji Ozawa Music Academy. She graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music for Children, and now she is attending the Soloist Diploma Course (with Koichiro Harada and Michiko Kamiya) and doing string quartet studies (with Kazuhide Isomura and Yoshiko Nakura) at the same institution.

 

Repertoire

 

Preliminary

Bartók: Rhapsody No. 2, BB 96c

J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – 2. Fuga

 

Semi-final

Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124

 

Final

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

 

Grand Final

Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117