Tuesday, 22 January 2013

WINNERS OF THE 3RD HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 2011

On 30 October 2011, the Italian pianist Giuseppe Andaloro was crowned 1st Prizewinner of the 3rd Hong Kong International Piano Competition.

Giuseppe Andaloro, triumphant after his performance of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
2nd Prize went to Sato Keina (Japan), who played Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto in the finals.

Age was not a factor for the prodigious 14-year-old Min Hao Tsai (Taiwan), who was awarded the 3rd Prize, having impressed in Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto.

Soo Jung Ann (Korea) won the 4th prize, rewarded for her performance of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto in the finals.

Elmar Gasanov (Russia) won the 5th Prize with Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. He was also the first pianist to perform the competition's commissioned set piece, Howard Blake's Speech After Long Silence.

The 6th Prize was awarded to Han Chen (Taiwan) who studies in the Juilliard School. He performed Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto in the finals.

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