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Praised for enchanting the audience with her musical interpretation and style, Clarissa Bevilacqua started playing the violin at age five, and debuted at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago in front of ten thousand people when she was nine years old. Since then, she has performed solo recitals and concerts at venues throughout North America and Europe
Clarissa Bevilacqua is the winner of the 2020 International Mozart Competition Salzburg – First Prize, Audience Award and Special Award for the best interpretation of a piece by Mozart. She was also awarded the Grand Prize at the 2020 Cape Symphony International Violin Competition.
At age fourteen, she was selected as the youngest violinist to perform regularly at the Auditorium Arvedi in Cremona with the precious Stradivari collection of the Violin Museum. At age sixteen, Clarissa earned a Bachelor of Music degree graduating summa cum laude. She now studies with Pierre Amoyal in the Master Program at the Mozarteum University.
PRELIMINARY ROUND 1
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for solo violin in A minor, BWV 1003
Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for solo violin, op. 27 No. 2
On stage: 28.09.2021, 12:30 p.m.
PRELIMINARY ROUND 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano in E-flat major, op. 12 No. 3
Camille Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, op. 28
Accompanied by Boris Kusnezow.
SEMIFINAL ROUND 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concert for violin and orchestra in A major, KV 219
Béla Bartók: Divertimento, Sz 113
On stage: 30.09.2021, 7:50 p.m.
SEMIFINAL ROUND 2
Joseph Haydn: String quartet movement
Claude Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, L 140
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano No. 21 in E minor, KV 304
Augusta Read Thomas: Capricious Toccata - Dandelion Sky for solo violin
Pjotr Iljitsch Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher, op. 42 – II. Scherzo
Ludwig van Beethoven: Concert for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 61 (Cadenza by J. Heifetz)
Manfred Trojahn: To be played in the garden