Friday 16 November 2012
Success for Yuki
RCM cellist Yuki Ito has been named as a Second Prize winner at the highly prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.
Yuki was given the opportunity to take part in the Semi-Final auditions in New York after he was awarded First Prize at the European Young Concert Artists Auditions in Leipzig earlier this year. As a result of his success Yuki will be awarded future engagements worldwide, the first taking place in Tokyo.
Three hundred musicians from forty-one countries took part in this year’s Young Concert Artists Auditions, for which the criteria are exceptional musicianship, virtuosity, individuality, projection as a performer, and promise. The organisation has discovered and launched the careers of many internationally celebrated musicians including pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Emanuel Ax, Murray Perahia, Jeremy Denk and Richard Goode; the soprano Dawn Upshaw, and the violinist Pinchas Zukerman.