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Reika Sakamoto completed her studies at the Toho Gakuen College Music Department, where she pursued the Soloist Diploma Course under Koichiro Harada, and the Master program at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne. Currently she studies at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien under Pavel Vernikov.

Reika won 1st prize at the 11th Romania International Music Competition Japan in 2015, the Music Award of the 25th ABC Audition for New Artists’ Concert in Japan in 2016, the Grand Prize at the Global Music Partnership Concerto Competition 2018, 2nd prize in memoriam of Stefan Balkanski at the 6th International Violin Competition Vasco Abadjiev 2021.

She performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Uzbekistan National Symphony Orchestra, and Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra of Zlín.

 

PROGRAM

Online Round
Bach Grave and Fugue from Sonata in A minor for Solo Violin
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K. 219 (1st movement with cadenza)
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major Op. 12
Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28
Paganini Caprice No. 21

Semifinal
Poulenc Violin Sonata FP 119
Enescu Sonata No. 3 in A minor for Violin and Piano Op. 25, “dans le caractère populaire roumain”
Waxman Carmen Fantasy

Final
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 77