Program 1st Round:
Andante favori F-Dur WoO 57
Sonate Nr. 21 C-Dur op. 53 (Waldstein)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Introduzione. Adagio molto
III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo
Viktor Soos was born in Backnang in 1996. He received his first piano lessons at the music school in Backnang at the age of six. At the age of 13 Viktor Soos switched to the Backnang pianist and teacher Jochen Ferber (Musikhochschule Stuttgart). In 2014/2015 he was a young student at the Musikhochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main in the piano class of Prof. Oliver Kern. Viktor Soos has been studying piano with Prof. Konrad Elser at the University of Music Lübeck for four years. His concert activities have taken him to Chile, Finland, Russia, France, Italy and the Czech Republic. He played at internationally renowned festivals such as the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Kissinger Sommer or the Donaueschinger Musiktage. Radio recordings with Deutschlandradio, NDR, BR, MDR, WDR and SWR. He has played with orchestras such as the Lübeck Philharmonic, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Brandenburg Symphony and the Staatskapelle Halle. In 2011 Viktor Soos won the 1st Music Promotion Prize of the Foundation of the Kreissparkasse Waiblingen and in 2014 the WDR 3 Classic Prize of the City of Münster for the “Best Interpretation of a Work of Viennese Classicism”. In 2015 Viktor Soos won 1st prize at the international Rotary Piano Competition in Essen. Four years ago he won 2nd prize at the Tonali Competition in Hamburg and the following year the Yamaha Scholarship Competition of YMFE in Rostock. As a finalist at the German Music Competition 2017 Viktor Soos was able to win a scholarship. He is a prizewinner at the Kissinger Piano Olymp and was able to win the first prize of the 54th Possehl Music Prize 2017. Viktor Soos is a scholarship holder of the foundation “Live Music Now”, the Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben and the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. He is a prizewinner of this year’s Robert-Schumann-Wettbewerb in Zwickau, Germany.