III Competition

Kokoro Imagawa

The young violinist was born in Osaka in 1998. Started playing the violin at the age of 4. Studied at the Soai school under Prof. Reiko Otani first, then at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Prof. S. Kravchenko. The musician was honored at many prestigious competitions: with Special Prize of the jury at the International Johannes Brahms Competition (2016, Austria), with Kyoto Art Festival Encouragement Award (2017, Japan, Kyoto), with 1st Prize as the youngest winner of the Marine Iashvili International Competition (2019, Georgia), as well as the 1st place at the Violino International Violin Competition (2021, St. Petersburg). A remarkable teacher, Imagawa Kokoro holds the positions as soloist at the Ulyanovsk State Symphony Orchestra, Kazan Chamber Orchestra, at the same time maintaining an active tour schedule. The violin by the Italian master of the first half of the 19th century George Panormo, made in London, is provided for free use by the Moscow Violin Shop "Scroll Fine Instruments".
1st round
J. S. Bach. Adagio and Fuga from Sonata for Violin solo No. 1 G minor, BWV 1001
N. Paganini. Caprice No. 11 C major, Op. 1
E. Ysaye. Sonata for Violin solo No. 3 D minor, «Ballade», Op. 27

2nd round
E. Grieg. Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 C minor, Op. 45
S.V. Rachmaninoff. Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14
G. Gershwin – I. Frolov. Concert Fantasy on Themes from the opera «Porgy and Bess» F major, Op. 19

3rd round
S.V. Rachmaninoff. Trio élégiaque for Piano, Violin and Cello No. 1 G minor, TN 34
W. A. Mozart. Violin Concerto No. 4 D major, KV 218

4th round
D.D. Shostakovich. Violin Concerto No. 1 A minor, Op. 77