1st Place: Andras Csaki (Hungary)
Andras CSAKI from Hungary showed how magnificent
technique and great musicality and his stage-effect could melt together in a outstanding
performance. It was his first performance in Rust. Vene, vidi, vice...
The jury under the president John W. Duarte (substitute
Jovan Pesec) arwarded
this extraordinary performance with the first prize.
2nd Place: Thibault CAUVIN (France)
Thibault CAUVIN, on a scale of 100 points, the
difference between the first and the second price was only a little
bit more than one point. Thibault won the same prize than in the
last years competition. His performance was great, his technique unbelieveable.
No question he is a high potental guitar performer, his
Scarlatti could not have been played better.
3rd Place: Matej FREML (Hungary)
||Matej FREML -
he was also competitor in the last years competition (6th
place). And the jury awarded his big step further within one year
with the third place. We follewed a remarkable Bach and Fantaisie
Hongroise of Johann Kaspar Mertz.
Jan SKRYHAN (Belarus)
Jan SKRYHAN from Belarus performed John W. Duartes
Idylle pour Ida in an excellent manner. Because of Johns
illness a sub-jury under Kathryn Evans, Colin Cooper and David
Grimes awarded his performance with the special prize.
4th place: Patrick VENA (Finland)
5th place: Andej OTREMBA (Poland)
6th place: Manolis VRONTINOS (Greece)
7th place: Jan SKRYHAN (Belarus)
8th place: Oleg DERGILEV (USSR)
Jeff Coogan, USA
John W. Duarte, president of jury, England
(did not vote because of illness)
Grimes David, USA
Gabriel Guillén, president of festival, Venzuela/Austria
(did not vote)
Irmler Heinz, Austria
Pesec Jovan, vice president of festival & jury, Austria
Colin Cooper, England
Eduardo Pascual, Spain
Kormunda Jaroslav, Slowakia
This year a big jury of 13 members did vote in the finale.
The Guitar Competition Rust uses a system were the mean of all votes of
all competitors has to be built. The more members the jury has the mor
fair is the result for the competitors.
Many members of the jury said, that Rust 2004 was the festival with the
highest level of the competitors until now (in Rust and in the world).
So - congratulations to the winners and all
Colin Cooper's comment:
The annual Rust Guitar Festival goes from strength to strength. This
year, a greater number of talented guitarists than ever before
descended on the little Austrian town on the shores of the
Neusiedlersee, to make good music and to compete in the John W.
Duarte Competition. It is an ideal way to spend a week in springtime.
For further information:
Guitar Festival Rust 2004