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9th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions

 January 13–20, 2019

 

Welcome

The Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions are dedicated to the discovery and encouragement of young artists who possess their personal voice of interpretation in harmony with the legacy of great artists of the past. Hosted at the beautiful Arizona State University campus in the Grand Canyon State, the competitions are committed to promoting outstanding artists and providing them with the solo and orchestral performance opportunities they deserve. We welcome all aspiring pianists to gather here and present their artistry to our audience and distinguished panel of judges in a non-biased competition environment of utmost integrity. I invite you to join us! Best of luck.

Bruch Meir

Baruch Meir, President and Artistic Director
Associate Professor of Piano
ASU Herberger Institute School of Music

Governor Ducey letter

2019 BÖSENDORFER USasu INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION RESULTS

1st prize: Dmytro Choni, 25, Ukraine (the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz)
$15,000 David Katzin Award and gold medal. A number of concerto performances with The Phoenix Symphony. Bösendorfer Prize: paid recital appearances. A recital in Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center, New York. A recital for the Oracle Piano Society, Arizona.

2nd Prize: Hyo-Eun Park, 23, Republic of Korea (Seoul National University College of Music)
$10,000 Phyllis Chiat Award and Silver Medal

3rd Prize: Peter Klimo, 28, USA (Eastman School of Music)
$5,000 and Bronze Medal

SPECIAL AWARDS:
Yehuda Meir memorial awards of $250 to the most artistic performance of an etude by Chopin: Polina Kulikova, Russia.

Sarra and Emmanuil Senderov Award of $500 for the most outstanding performance of a composition by a Russian composer: Anastasia Rizikov, Canada

Sangyoung Kim Award of $1,000 is for the most outstanding performance of a virtuoso work: Aushuang Li, China

$1,000 award for the most outstanding Arizona pianist, sponsored by National Society of Arts and Letters Arizona Chapter: Aushaung Li, China.

$1,000 award for the best performance of a work composed by a French composer: Xinran Wang, China

$1500 Mary Jane Trunzo Audience Favorite Award of $1,500 selected by the audience from among the Bösendorfer Stage II Semi-Final Round participants: Anastasia Rizikov, Canada, and Angie Zhang, USA

2019 YAMAHA USASU INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION RESULTS

YAMAHA SENIOR ARTISTS:
1st prize: $5,000 Burns-Addona Award and gold medal: Catherine Huang, USA

2nd prize: $2,000 and silver medal: Yongqiu Liu, China

3rd prize: $1,000 and bronze medal: Yangrui Cai, China

YAMAHA JUNIOR ARTISTS:
1st prize: $4,000 Addona-Burns Award and gold medal: Ruisi Lao, China

2nd prize: $2,000 and silver medal: Kevin Cho, USA

3rd prize: $1,000 Linda and Sherman Saperstein Award and bronze medal: Katherine E. Liu, USA

SPECIAL AWARDS:
Sarra and Emmanuil Senderov Award of $500 awarded to the most outstanding performance of a composition by a Russian composer: Catherine Huang, USA

Yehuda Meir memorial award of $250 awarded to the most outstanding artistic performance of an etude by Chopin: Ruisi Lao, China
Menahem Zohar memorial award of $250 awarded to the most outstanding artistic performance of a classical work: Ruisi Lao, China

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