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Japanese Sensation Saya Ota Triumphs at Marbella International Music Contest!

March 22, 2024
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Saya Ota Wins Marbella’s ‘City of Marbella’ Award

Japanese pianist Saya Ota has won the ‘City of Marbella’ first prize at the 8th International Music Competition in the city. The award, which comes with a cash prize of 6,000 euros, is funded by the City Council. These awards are part of the 8th International Music Festival that kicked off on September 1st.

South Korean Artists Win Second and Third Prizes

South Korean artists Sung Eun Kim and Jiwan Hwang have respectively won the second and third prizes. The second prize, in memory of Ramón Coll i Huguet, comes with a cash award of 2,000 euros, while the third prize, in memory of Delia Steinberg Guzmán, includes a 1,000 euro cash award. Both prizes were granted by the Davidov Musical Association.

Saya Ota Also Wins Audience Award

In addition to her first prize, Saya Ota also won the audience award, while the special honorary mention went to Kisuk Kwon from South Korea.

Marbella’s International Music Festival Continues

The 8th edition of Marbella’s International Music Festival continues this Tuesday at the José Pernía Calderón Auditorium in Constitution Park, with a piano concert by Hanna Jang from South Korea, who will perform works by Haydn, Debussy, Chopin, and Rachmaninov.

Upcoming Performances at the Festival

On Wednesday, Hungarian artist Jànos Baláz will perform on the same stage, with pieces by Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Verdi, and Puccini, among other classical masters. The program will continue on Thursday, September 7th, at the Ralli Museum in Marbella, with a concert by the participants of the International Masterclass. On Friday, September 8th, the José Pernía Calderón Auditorium will host the ‘Rhapsody In Blue’ show by George Gershwin, featuring Michel Davidov and the Cònic Quartet. The festival will conclude on Saturday, September 9th, with a performance by the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, which will play pieces by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

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