Russian pianist wins Queen Elisabeth Competition
May 31, 2010Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin wins the 16th Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition receiving both audience prizes as well. Second prize has been awarded to Evgeni Bozhanov from Bulgaria. The third prize went to Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar and the forth to Yuri Favorin from Russia. The fifth and the sixth prizes have been awarded to pianists from Korea - Tae-Hyung Kim and Da Sol Kim respectively. Other six finalists have become the laureates of the 16th Queen Elisabeth competition representing Korea, Japan, Latvia, and the USA.
The Competition, one of the best known competitions, as well as one of the most challenging ones, takes place every year alternating between violin, piano, composition, and singing. The next edition of the competition will be devoted to singing and will take place in the spring of 2011.
Application process for Euterpe Competitions ends May 9
May 3, 2010In less than a week, on May 9, the application process for the Euterpe competitions will come to an end. Both competitions - the 12th International Music Competition and the 4th International Piano Competition - take place in a town of Corato located in Puglia region, southeastern Italy.
Led by Italian pianist and composer Francesco De Santis, the competitions are aimed at both beginners and advanced musicians. The 12th Music Competition starts on May 27 and is open to musicians of all ages and nationalities. However, participants are carefully divided into eight age categories and perform in an instrument-related section. The 4th International Piano Competition starts on June 2. It is intended for more advanced pianists not older than 40 and consists of two rounds of recital program. The closing ceremony and the final concert will conclude both Euterpe competitions on June 7, 2010.