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9th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions

 January 13–20, 2019

 

2019 Competitions

Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Competitions are open to pianists of any nationality.

The age-qualifying date for all categories is Jan. 1, 2019.

 

Bosendorfer competition winners

Bösendorfer piano competition winners (l to r): Hyo-Eun Park, 23, Republic of Korea (2 prize); Dmytro Choni, 25, Ukraine (1st prize); Peter Klimo, 28, USA (3rd prize)

Yamaha Senior and Junior competition winners

Yamaha Senior piano competition winners (l to r): Yangrui Cai, China (3rd prize); Catherine Huang, USA (1st prize); Yongqiu Liu, China (2nd prize)

Yamaha Junior piano competition winners (l to r): Ruisi Lao, China (1st prize); Kevin Cho, USA (2nd prize); Katherine Liu (3rd prize)

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:
$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

Sangyoung Kim Award of $1,000 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

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

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

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

Bösendorfer finalists for Jan. 20 concerto round with The Phoenix Symphony, in competing order:

#1 Dmytro Choni, Ukraine
#2 Peter Klimo, USA
#3 Hyo-Eun Park, Republic of Korea

Yamaha Young Artists Senior finalists for Jan. 18, in competing order:

#1 Tyler Kim, USA
#2 Yongqiu Liu, China
#3 Catherine Huang, USA
#4 Yangrui Cai, China
#5 Lukasz Yoder, USA/Poland

Yamana Young Artists Junior finalists for Jan. 18, in competing order:

#1 Kevin Cho, USA
#2 Ruisi Lao, China
#3 Katherine E. Liu, USA
#4 Yiguo Wang, China

Bösendorfer semi-finalists for Jan. 17, in competing order:

#1 Dmytro Choni, Ukraine
#2 Angie Zhang, USA
#3 Peter Klimo, USA
#4 Xinran Wang, China
#5 Baron Fenwick, USA
#6 Matthew Griswold, USA
#7 Hyo-Eun Park, Republic of Korea
#8 Anastasia Rizikov, Canada

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