Young Musicians Toryumon International Competition Japanese Musicians Play an Active Role

Toryumon International Competition for Young Musicians Japanese Musicians Play an Active Role September 6 at 7:44 AM

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Japanese musicians played an active role in the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Austria, known as the gateway for young musicians, with Misaki Morino, a native of Okayama Prefecture, winning the vocal music category.
The Johannes Brahms International Competition, named after the 19th-century composer Brahms, is one of Europe’s most prestigious competitions, also known as the gateway for young musicians, and is held in southern Austria at this time of year.

The 27th competition was held on the 4th, and Misaki Morino, a native of Okayama Prefecture and based in Vienna, won the championship.

After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, Morino won first prize in the vocal music category of the Japan Music Competition two years ago, and has been active in operas and concerts held in Austria and Japan.

In addition, Mr. Yuhiko Kiguchi, a high school classmate who played piano accompaniment to Mr. Morino, was selected as the best accompanist.

Morino says, “With many concerts and operas canceled due to the new coronavirus, I was able to sing in front of the guests at the competition. I was happy to finally be on stage again, and the results came with me. We received more energy from our customers, and I felt once again that the power of music is amazing.”

In the viola category held on the 5th, Godai Konoe won the championship, and in second place, Yumiko Yuasa and Japanese musicians won the top prize.

On the evening of the 6th, the concert of the winner of this year, Mr. Morino and others, will be held.