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Second Prize
Moné Hattori, Violon

Moné Hattori, Violin, JAPAN)

Winner of five international violin competitions and likened to a young Hilary Hahn (Stereo Magazine), Moné Hattori is fast emerging as one of the finest violinists of her generation. She is widely heralded as “the crowing masterpiece of Zakhar Bron’s talent academy”, with playing described as “utter perfection, emotionally touching and passionate”, and “enthusing with radiance, musicality, and perfect technique”, and is championed by the Swiss press as “certain to be at the forefront of the world’s best violinists” (Berner Zeitung).

Hattori holds the Grand Prix of five international violin competitions. Aged ten, she became the youngest ever winner of the 11th International Competition for Young Violinists in Honour of Karol Lipinski & Henryk Wieniawski, Poland (2009), also taking First Prize at the All Japan Art Association Competition that same year. She went on to win the Grand Prix at the 9th International Competition ‘Young Virtuosos’, Bulgaria (2013), and the 7th Novosibirsk International Violin Competition (Senior Division), Russia (2013) – in which she won the ‘17 years and over’ category at the age of just 13. and the Grand Prix at the inaugural International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition in Bern, Switzerland (2015).

The 2019/2020 concert season represents many significant debuts for Hattori, including DSO Berlin & Robin Ticciati and NHK Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Järvi 

Born in Tokyo in September 1999, Hattori grew up within a family of musicians, with three generations of successful composers. Hattori is enjoying her time as a second-year student at the Toho Gakuen School of Music.

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