Competitors passing through the Semi-final

Arai Takamori

No. 3

25 October 1990

Japan

 

Nagoya-born Takamori Arai started playing the violin at the age of 6 with the SuzukiMethod. At the age of 14, he began studying with Eriko Ichikawa at the Nagoya Music Academy,and at the age of 18 he entered Tokyo University of the Arts and took lessons with Takashi Shimizu. As the recipient of a scholarship, he studied with Eduard Schmieder in Boyer College of Temple University. Currently, Mr Arai is participating in the PhD programme at the Tokyo University of the Arts with Takashi Shimizu, Eszter Perényi and Pierre Amoyal. He has been a winner of numerous competitions and in 2014, he was selected the soloist of the Musical Activity Supporting System organised by the Yamaha Music Foundation.

 

Repertoire

 

Preliminary

Bartók:  Rhapsody No. 2, BB 96c

J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1 G minor, BWV 1001 – 2. Fuga

 

Semi-final

Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 – 2. Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo

Wieniawski: Faust Fantasy, Op. 20

Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 – 1. Vivace, ma non troppo

 

Final

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

 

Grand Final

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35