Born in 1999, the Japanese violinist Rennosuke Fukuda was described by “The Violin Channel” as a violinist who “is quickly building an international reputation as a young virtuoso of outstanding potential”. He began to play the violin at the age of three. His teachers have included Sonoko Kono, Chihiri Kudo and Machie Oguri. He is currently studying under the guidance of Pavel Vernikov in Sion (Switzerland).
Rennosuke Fukuda has already won prizes at several international competitions. At Kloster Schöntal (Germany) in 2013 he achieved the most points in his age group and was awarded the “Reinhold Würth Förderpreis” prize and the “Virtuos” special prize for the best interpretation of the freely chosen virtuoso composition. In 2014 he won the Junior Division of the “Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition for Young Violinists” in Austin (Texas) in the USA, leading to the honour of performing with the Cleveland Orchestra.
The young violinist has already appeared in concert with various renowned orchestras, for example the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Okayama Philharmonic Orchestra, and he has played under the baton of famous conductors such as Giancarlo Guerrero, Kazuki Yamada and Seikyo Kim.
He is also a regular guest at the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION Bad Ragaz in Switzerland.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
April 28, 2020
September 24, 2020
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on April 28, 2020, please hand in your complete application no later than April 5, 2020 by email or by filling out the following form.
Scholarship holder Rahn Kulturfonds (Audition 2017)