Junko Fujii
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– date of birth: 15 March 1990
– she studied at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory from Moscow and at the Leopold Mozart Center Augsburg, with prof. Julius Berger
– she gave concerts as soloist of the State Symphony Orchestra of Udmurtia, Omsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, in venues like Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Paris), Victoria Hall (Geneva), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow)
– she attended masterclasses held by Frans Helmerson, Arto Noras, Natalia Gutman, Wen-Sinn Yang, Scaba Onczay

Prizes: Third Prize at International Cello Competition of Liezen (2008); Third Prize at International Competition for String Players in Togliatti (2007)

Program

First Round
Popper – Etude op. 73 no. 29
Bach – Prelude from Suite no. 5
Haydn – Concerto no. 1 in C Major (Hob VII b:1)

Second Round
Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata
Ligeti – Sonata for Cello Solo

Semifinal
Enescu – Sonata in f minor (posthumous work)
Popper – Elfentanz, Spinning Song
Debussy – Sonata in d minor for Cello and Piano

Final
Dvorak – Cello Concerto in B minor op. 104