EUYO'S ORCHESTRAL PIANIST, ROBIN GREEN, WINS 1ST PRIZE IN PRESTIGIOUS CONCOURS NICATI
We are delighted to share the news that the Francoise-Green duo - Robin Green was the EUYO's orchestral pianist last season - has recently been awarded 1st Prize in the prestigious Concours Nicati, with a programme of Kurtag, Ligeti and John Adams.
Drawn together through a shared passion for 20th Century repertoire, Antoine Francoise and Robin Green first played together in 2008 with a performance of George Crumb's 'Music for a summer's evening'. Both both studied under Yonty Solomon and Andrew Ball and they are both winners of the Royal College of Music contemporary music prize.
Robin joined the EUYO in 2010 and was awarded the Chairman's Award the same year. The Award is granted annually to those who contribute most 'towards the creating of an atmosphere of harmony and understanding during the summer tour, so that the ideals of EUYO - the bringing together of musically talented youth from the different nations, religions, cultures and traditions of the European Union to form an orchestra of world-class standard - are realised.
Robin is also a talented conductor and has conducted several chamber music concerts with the EUYO
The Concours Nicati is the largest competition for interpreters of contemporary music in Switzerland, and is open to all professional musicians, irrespective of age. All instruments – including the voice, but with the exception of the organ – are admitted and musicians can register either as soloists or duos.
The Concours Nicati takes place on a biannual basis at the Bern University of the Arts. The entire Concours is open to the public and offers a unique insight into the contemporary music scene in Switzerland. Listeners have the opportunity to hear compositions for a variety of instruments. The short playing time of the individual candidates makes for a rich and versatile listening experience.