audite-artist Hisako Kawamura is the winner of the First Prize of this year’s Clara Haskil Competition.
The Piano Competition was founded in 1963 in order to honour the renowned Swiss pianist, of Rumanian origin Clara Haskil (born 1895 in Bucarest, deceased 1960 in Brussels). The Competition takes place every two years in Vevey where Clara Haskil lived from 1942 until her death.The competition is a meeting place for young pianists from all over the world.The First Prize at this competition is one of the most prestigious international awards for pianists today. (More information about the competition here.)
This year’s winner Hisako Kawamura was born in Japan in 1981 and is living in Germany since 1986. At the age of five she began to play the piano, her first teacher being Kyoko Sawano-Krall in Düsseldorf. From 1993 on she continued her piano studies with Malgorzata Bator-Schreiber and from 1998 on she continued her studies in the class of Vladimir Krainev at the Music Academy Hannover.
Hisako Kawamura is in demand for solo recitals as well as for appearances with orchestra which lead her through Germany but also to Poland, Spain, Cyprus, Czechia and Japan.
Besides other numerous awards she is winner of the First Prize at the 2002 Casagrande Piano Competition in Terni/ Italy, the Third Prize at the Geza Anda Competition in Zürich in 2003 and the Second Prize at the ARD Competition in Munich in 2006.
We congratulate Hisako Kawamura on the First Prize at the Clara Haskil Competition!
Issued at audite:
Klavierwerke von R. Schumann & F. Schubert, aud. 92512