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GROUP A

Bashikov Konstantin, Bulgaria, 16 years

Born on 12.05.2008 in Sofia (Bulgaria)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Yana Raycheva

Since 2015 till 2019 studied at NUMSI “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”in Burgas with Prof. Yana Raycheva
Since 2019 till 2021 studied at NMU “Lyubomir Pipkov” in Sofia with Prof. Ilya Ovchinikov
Since 2021 till 2023 studied at NMU “Lyubomir Pipkov” in Sofia with Prof. Aleksander Botusharov

Competitions

First prize at 33rd International Young Musician competition “Citta di Barletta”, 2023

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Toccata in g minor BWV 915
  • F. Chopin — Etude op. 25 no.12 in c minor
  • B. Bartok — 3 Hungarian folk songs from Csik, Sz. 35a

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata no. 22 op. 54, in F major (1 mov.)
  • A. Skriabin — Etude op. 8 no. 12 in d-sharp minor
  • L. Liebermann — “Gargoyles” op. 28 no. 2
  • M. Glinka – V. Gryaznov — Valse-Fantasie

Bastiaens Akari, Belgium, 11 years

Born on 14.09.2012 in Tongeren (Belgium)

Started to play piano at the age of 3.5 with Prof. Yuki Nakano

Since 2019 till now studied at Conservatorium Maastricht with Prof. Joop Celis
Since 2022 till now studied at Davidsbundler Music Academy with Prof. Tatiana Abayeva

Competitions

1st prize & Steinway & Sons prize at Steinway Piano Competition Belgium, 2019

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in d minor WK I, BWV 851
  • F. Liszt — Etude de Concert ‘Gnomenreigen’ S 145/2
  • F. Chopin — Waltz in A flat Major op. 42

Second round

  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata in B flat Major KV 333 1st mov.
  • G. Ligeti — from Musica Ricercata no. 3 and no. 8
  • M. Ravel — Sonatine in f sharp minor

Cai Rongze, China, 14 years

Born on 12.04.2010 in Dalian (China)

Started to play piano at the age of Age 4 with Prof. Manchun Chen

Since 2018 till 2019 studied at Beijing with Prof. Manchun Chen
Since 2019 till now studied at CCOM Middle School with Prof. Manchun Chen

Competitions

1st Prize and Golden medal at the 2nd Carl Rönisch – Internationale Klavierwettbewerb, 2021

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp major, BWV882
  • F. Chopin — Etude in a minor, op. 25 no.11
  • A. Scriabin — Sonata no. 4 in F-sharp Major, op. 30

Second round

  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata in F. Major, KV 332, 1st mov
  • S. Barber — Sonata op. 26, 4th mov. Fuga, Allegro con spirito
  • F. Schubert / F. Liszt — Die Forelle, S.563, no. 6
  • F. Schubert / F. Liszt — Der Müller und der Bach, S.565, no. 2
  • F. Schubert / F. Liszt — Erlkönig, S. 558, no.4

Chiche Lucas, Switzerland, 12 years

Born on 11.09.2011 in Chêne Bougerie (Switzerland)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Evgenia Pilyavina

Since 2017 till 2022 studied at Geneva Music Conservatory with Prof. Sodi Braide
Since 2022 till 2023 – now studied at Geneva Music Conservatory with Prof. Mladen Tcholitch

Competitions

1 st price at Rondo International Competition – NY, 2020

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C Major WK I, BWV 846
  • F. Chopin — Etude in c minor op. 10 no. 12
  • S. Prokofiev — from 10 pieces for piano op. 12 no. 3 and no. 10

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonate no. 50 in D major Hob.XVI/37
  • S. Gubaidulina — from Musical Toys, no. 13 ‘ The Drummer’
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in f minor op. 55 no. 1
  • S. Rachmaninov — Prelude in c minor op. 23 no. 7

Dambīte Estere, Latvia, 15 years

Born on 04.12.2008 in Rīga (Latvia)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Aija Vēriņa

Since 2014 till 2016 studied at Jāzeps Mediņš music school with Prof. Aija Vēriņa
Since 2016 till now studied at MIKC NMV Emīla Dārziņa music school with Prof. Ligita Muižarāja

Competitions

1st Prize at The 10th Riga International Competition for Young Pianists, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor WK I BWV 863
  • F. Chopin — Study in c minor op. 10 no. 12
  • C. Debussy — Prelude no. 10 “La Cathédrale engloutie” in C major

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata No. 18 in E flat major op. 31 no.3, 1st mov.
  • R. Dubra — Etude in C Major
  • F. Chopin — Polonaise in c minor op. 40 no. 2

Fediurko Oleksandr, Ukraine, 14 years

Born on 26.05.2010 in Kyjiv (Ukraine)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Ghalyna Kocjuba

Since 2015 till 2022 studied at Children’s Music School No. 21 with Prof. Ghalyna Kocjuba
Since 2022 till now studied at Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Polina Sasko
Since 2022 till now studied at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Dr. Milana Chernyavska

Competitions

1st Prize at International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, 2018

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, WK II, BWV 876
  • F. Chopin — Etude in g sharp minor op. 25 no. 6
  • J. Brahms — Rhapsody in g minor, op. 79 no. 2

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata no. 6 in F Major, op. 10 no. 2, 1st mov.
  • M. Runtz — Moire
  • V. Kosenko — Mazurka in D-flat Major, op. 3 no. 2
  • M. Ravel — Sonatine

Giannini Raffaello, Italy, 13 years

Born on 02.03.2011 in Brussels (Belgium)

Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. Thijs Geeraert

Since 2019 till 2022 studied at private school with Prof. Marijke Oers
Since 2022 till now studied at Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles with Prof. Victor Chestopal
Since 2022 till now studied at Music Theory classes with Prof. Marc Masson

Competitions

1st Prize at EPTA International Piano Competition, Belgium, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in A Major, WK II, BWV 888
  • F. Chopin — Etude in F Major op. 25 no. 3
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata no. 5 in c minor, op. 10 no.1, 1st mov.

Second round

  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in C Major, KV 330 1st mov.
  • G. Ligeti — Musica ricercata no. 7 in B-flat Major
  • F. Chopin — Impromptu no. 2 in F sharp Major op. 36

Guo Yiqi, China, 11 years

Born on 17.05.2013 in Wuhan (China)

Started to play piano at the age of 3.5 with Prof. Cheng Shi

Since 2016 till now studied at music school with Prof. Cheng Shi

Competitions

1st Prize at Crescendo International Music Competition, 2018

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in G Major WK II, BWV884
  • F. Chopin — Etude in C Major op. 10 no. 7
  • F. Say — Paganini Jazz op. 5c

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in c minor op.10 no.1 3rd mov.
  • D. Kabalevsky — Rondo In a minor op.59
  • F. Liszt — Tarantella from ‘Venetie e Napoli’ S.162 no. 3

Kauch Filip, Poland, 15 years

Born on 11.05.2009 in Kościan (Poland)

Started to play piano at the age of 8 with Prof. Marian Michałowicz

Since 2017 till 2022 studied at Józef Surzyński Primary State Music School in Kościan with Prof. Marian Michałowicz
Since 2022 till Now studied at Jadwiga Maliszewska Secondary State Music School in Poznan with Prof. Maciej Pabich

Competitions

1st Prize at 10th Maurycy Moszkowski International Piano Competition “Per aspera ad astra” in Kielce, 2023

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in A flat major, WK II, BWV 886
  • F. Chopin — Etude in a minor, op. 25 no. 11
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in c sharp minor, op. 27 no. 1

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor, op. 57 “Appassionata” 1st mov.
  • N. Kapustin — Concert Etude, op. 40 no. 7 “Intermezzo”
  • F. Liszt — from ‘Venezia e Napoli’ Tarantella S. 162 no. 3

Khongkruephan Simon, Thailand, 16 years

Born on 13.03.2008 in Bangkok (Thailand)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Tirayu Pinwanna

Since 2018 till 2023 studied at Piano Academy of Bangkok with Prof. Dr. Christopher Janwong McKiggan

Competitions

1st Prize and Special Prize at 2019 International Music Competition “Amsterdam” Grand Prize Virtuoso, 2019

First round

  • D. Scarlatti — Sonata in e minor, K98
  • F. Liszt — from Transcendental Etudes no. 7 ‘Eroica’ S. 139
  • J.S. Bach – F. Busoni — Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565

Second round

  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in a minor, K. 310, 1st mov.
  • E. Wild — – from 7 Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin – no. 3 “The Man I Love”
  • M. Balakirev — Islamey

Kim Sarang, The Republic of South Korea, 12 years

Born on 31.10.2011 in Sejong-si (The Republic of South Korea)

Started to play piano at the age of 7 with Prof. Yesol Lee

Since 2018 till 2023 studied at Yesol Lee Class with Prof. Yesol Lee

Competitions

Grand Prize at Korean American Music Association, 2019

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Sinfonia no.4 in d minor, BWV 790
  • F. Chopin — Etude in G flat Major op. 10 no. 5
  • F. Chopin — Variations Brilliantes in B falt Major op.12

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in F Major Hob. XVI23 1st mov.
  • L. van Beethoven — from 7 Bagatelles for Piano op. 33 no. 1~4
  • R. Muczynski — Toccata op. 15

Kwiatkowski Jan, Poland, 15 years

Born on 27.02.2009 in Gdansk (Poland)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Małgorzata Skitek-Staniszewska

Since 2015 till now studied at Primary Music School, Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz with Prof. Małgorzata Skitek-Staniszewska
Since 2022 till now studied at Secondary Music School, Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz with Prof. Waldemar Wojtal and Małgorzata Skitek-Staniszewska

Competitions

1st Prize at 7th National West Pomeranian Piano Competiton in Szczecin, 2023

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fuge in a minor WK II, BWV 889
  • F. Chopin — Etude in F Major op. 10 no. 8
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 2 in F major op. 38

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonate in C major op. 53 “Waldstein” 1st mov.
  • P. Mykietyn — From “4 Preludes for piano” – no. 2 and 4
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 3 in c sharp minor op. 39

Liu Yihan, China, 12 years

Born on 31.08.2011 in Shanghai (China)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Xiangjun Yu

Since 2017 till now studied at The Music Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Prof. Jia Xie

Competitions

Platinum Prize and Special Award at Elizabeth International Music Competition (Online), 2023

First round

  • J.S Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major WK I, BWV 848
  • F. Liszt — from “Grandes Études de Paganini” no. 3 ‘La Campanella’
  • F. Chopin — Waltz in e minor op. posth.

Second round

  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in C Major KV 279, 1st mov.
  • W. Qianyi — Toccata
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in B Major op. 9 no. 3
  • F. Liszt — Paraphrase on Verdi’s “Rigoletto” S. 434

Nogiwa Anju, Japan, 15 years

Born on 10.09.2008 in Singapore (Singapore)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Izumi Sado

Since 2013 till 2017 studied at Private studio with Prof. Izumi Sado
Since 2017 till 2018 studied at NAFA with Prof. Lena Ching
Since 2018 till now studied at Mozarteum University Salzburg with Prof. Andreas Weber

Competitions

1st prize at Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition Košice, 2023

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C Major WK II, BWV 870
  • F. Liszt — from 2 Concert Etudes no. 1 “Waldesrauschen”
  • M. Moszkowski — Caprice Espagnol op. 37

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in B-flat Major op. 22 1st mov.
  • N. Kapustin — from Eight Concert etudes op.40 no. 2 ‘Reverie’
  • E. Granados — Allegro de concierto op. 46

Pan Kailyn, Canada, 13 years

Born on 19.08.2010 in Toronto (Canada)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Yan Yang

Since 2016 till 2021 studied at The Yike Academy of Music with Prof. Yan Yang
Since 2022 till 2023 studied at The Yike Academy of Music with Prof. Aljoša Jurinić

Competitions

1st Prize at the Crescendo International Music Competition, 2022

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C sharp Major, WK I, BWV 848
  • F. Chopin — Etude in g-sharp minor, op. 25 no. 6
  • S. Rachmaninov — from Preludes op. 23: no. 4 in D Major and no. 7 in c minor

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 31 no. 3, 1st mov.
  • L. Larsen — Ricochet
  • F. Chopin — Rondo in E-flat Major op. 16

Sadizade Jamil, Azerbaijan, 16 years

Born on 23.03.2008 in BAKU (Azerbaijan)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Tamilla Mammadova

Since 2014 till 2023 studied at Rauf Hadjiyev’s Music school with Prof. Tamilla Mammadova
Since 2021 till 2023 studied at private studio with Prof. Jeyhun Allahverdiyev

Competitions

2nd Prize at IV Fujairah International Piano Competition — UAE, 2023

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C sharp Major WK I, BWV 848
  • F. Liszt — from Transcendental Etudes no.5 ‘Feux follets’
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no.3 in A-flat Major, op. 47

Second round

  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in D major KV 311 1st mov.
  • J. Allahverdiyev — Sonata, 1st mov.
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no.3 In c sharp minor op. 39

Vejmongkolkorn Papitcha, Thailand, 13 years

Born on 22.07.2010 in Bangkok (Thailand)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Kanlada Jangpinitporn

Since 2016 till 2018 studied at Siam Rama III conservatory with Prof. Krit Niramittham
Since 2018 till Present studied at Piano Academy of Bangkok with Prof. Pornphan Banternghansa
Since 2022 till Present studied at Piano Academy of Bangkok with Prof. Christopher Janwong McKiggan

Competitions

2nd Prize at Osaka International Music Competition, 2016

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C sharp Major, WK I, BWV 848
  • F. Liszt — from 3 Concert Etudes no. 2 “La leggierezza”
  • A. Ginastera — Sonata no. 1 op. 22, 1st mov.

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat Major op. 7, 1st mov.
  • F. Liszt — from 12 Transcendental Etudes no. 9 “Ricordanza”
  • N. Kapustin — from Eight Concert Etudes op. 40, no. 3 “Toccatina”

Wang Abigail Zoe, Indonesia, 15 years

Born on 14.03.2009 in Surabaya (Indonesia)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Ferawati Tan

Since 2018 till 2020 studied at Juliana Music School with Prof. Juliana Njoviana
Since 2020 till 2023 studied at Rael Music Academy with Prof. Alfred Sugiri

Competitions

1st Prize at Singapore International Piano Competition, 2021

First round

  • D. Scarlatti — Sonata in A Major K 113
  • F. Chopin — Etude in c minor op. 25 no. 12
  • F. Schubert — Impromptu in E flat Major op. 90 no. 2

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in C Major op. 53 ‘Waldstein’, 1st mov.
  • G. Ligeti — from Etudes for piano, book 1, no. 2 ‘Cordes a vide’
  • C. Debussy — from ‘Images’ II, “Poissons d’r”

Wang Eva, Austria, 13 years

Born on 22.08.2010 in Vienna (Austria)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Mari Stekel

Since 2020 till now studied at University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Vladimir Kharin

Competitions

1st prize at 17th MozArte International Festival and Piano Competition in Aachen, Germany, 2021

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major, WK I, BWV 862
  • F. Chopin — Etude in c sharp minor, op. 10 op. 4
  • R. Schumann — ‘Abegg’ Variations op. 1

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in C Major op. 53 ‘Waldstein’ 1st mov.
  • D. Shostakovich — Prelude and Fugue in D-flat maior op. 87, no. 15
  • F. Liszt — Paraphrase on Verdi’s Rigoletto

Wu Zeming, China, 12 years

Born on 26.01.2012 in Beijing (China)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Xin Wang

Since 2019 till 2023 studied at private studio with Prof. Xin Wang
Since 2020 till 2023 studied at private studio with Prof. Florian Koltun

Competitions

1st Prize at XXIII Santa Cecilia Internation Competition in Porto, Portugal, 2021

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in D Major WK I, BWV 850
  • F. Chopin — Etude in C Major op. 10 no. 1
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 2 in b flat minor op. 31

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in F Major op. 10 no. 2, 3rd mov.
  • P. Boulez — from 12 Notations nn. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10.
  • F. Liszt — Mephisto Waltz no. 1

Yu Ahrim, The Republic of South Korea, 13 years

Born on 24.01.2011 in Seoul (The Republic of South Korea)

Started to play piano at the age of 9 with Prof. Yesol Lee

Since 2020 till 2021 studied at private studio with Prof. Yesol Lee
Since 2021 till 2023 studied at Seoul National University of Education with Prof. Yesol Lee

Competitions

3rd Prize at Ewha & Kyung Hyang Concours, Korea, 2022

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Sinfonia no. 7 in e minor, BWV 793
  • F. Chopin — Study in G flat Major op. 10 no. 5
  • F. Mendelssohn — Rondo Capriccioso op. 14

Second round

  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata in B flat Major KV 333, 1st mov.
  • T. Takemitsu — Rain Tree Sketch II
  • R. Schumann — Papillons op. 2

Yu Heming, China, 15 years

Born on 12.04.2009 in Hangzhou (China)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Ding Bai

Since 2019 till 2022 studied at Music School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Prof. Weiling Chen
Since 2023 till – studied at Music School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Prof. Yue Chu

Competitions

1st Prize at Rising Stars Grand Prix International Online Music Competition Berlin, 2021

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in g minor WK I, BWV 885
  • F. Chopin — Etude in G flat Major op. 10 no. 5
  • R. Schumann — Abegg Variations op. 1

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in D Major, op. 10 no. 3, 1st mov.
  • C. Vine — from 5 Bagatelles no. 3 and no. 5
  • E. Granados — Allegro de Concierto op. 46

Zaviriukha Vasyl, Iceland, 15 years

Born on 06.04.2009 in Bilozerka (Ukraine)

Started to play piano at the age of 8 with Prof. Nina Margret Grimsdottir

Since 2017 till 2023 studied at Tonskoli Sigursveins in Reykjavik, Iceland with Prof. Nina Margret Grimsdottir

Competitions

Special Jury Award at Nordic International Piano Competition – Young Talents, 2023

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in d minor WK I BWV 851
  • F. Chopin — Etude in F Major op. 10 no. 8
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 2 in F Major op. 38

Second round

  • W.A. Mozart — Sonata in c minor KV 457
  • E. Rautarvaara — Fuoco
  • A. Khachaturian — Toccata

GROUP B

Ahlbeck Glader Theodor, Sweden, 21 years

Born on 22.05.2003 in Stockholm (Sweden)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Elena Power

Since 2019 till 2021 studied at Nordic Music Gymnasium Stockholm with Prof. Henrik Måwe
Since 2021 till 2022 studied at Lilla Akademien School of Music with Prof. Martin Sturfält
Since 2022 till 2026 studied at Robert Schumann Hochschule with Prof. Paolo Giacometti

Competitions

1st Prize at Stockholm International Music Competition, 2013

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in c minor WK II, BWV 871
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude – Tableau in f sharp minor op. 39 no. 3
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 81a no 26 „Les Adieux“ 1st mov.
  • S. Prokofiev — Sonata no. 2 in d minor op. 14 1st mov.

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in d-minor op. 31 no. 2
  • F. Chopin — Barcarolle op. 60
  • J. Widmann — from ‘Idyll und Abgrund’, no 2

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Bakhishova Hamaya, Azerbaijan, 20 years

Born on 28.10.2003 in Agdash (Azerbaijan)

Started to play piano at the age of 11 with Prof. Gunay Musazade

Since 2014 till 2021 studied at Agdash Habil Aliyev’s Music school no. 1 with Prof. Gunay Musazade
Since 2021 till 2023 studied at Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts with Prof. Sabina Mehdiyeva

Competitions

2nd prize at International Music Management online contest in Italy, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C Major WK II, BWV 870
  • A. Skriabin — Etude in d sharp minor op. 8, no. 12
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in F Major, op. 10 no. 2, 1st mov.
  • C. Hajiyev — Ballada

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in F Major, op. 10 no. 2
  • L.M. Gottschalk — ‘Pasquinade’ op. 59
  • M. Davitashvili — Khorumi
  • A. Malikov — Prelude no. 3

Orchestral round

  • E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Fediurko Roman, Ukraine, 19 years

Born on 01.12.2004 in Kyjiv (Ukraine)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Ghalyna Kocjuba

Since 2009 till 2021 studied at Children’s Music School No. 21 with Prof. Ghalyna Kocjuba
Since 2021 till now studied at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Milana Chernyavska

Competitions

1st Prize at 10th USASU Yamaha International Senior Piano Competition, 2023

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in F Major WK II, BWV 880
  • S. Rachmaninov — Étude – Tableau in e flat minor op. 33 no. 5
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 31 no. 3, 1st mov.
  • C. Saint-Saëns — Étude em forme de valse, op. 52 no. 6

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 31 no. 3
  • S. Rachmaninov — Moment musical in b-flat minor, op. 16 no. 1
  • S. Rachmaninov — Moment musical in C Major, op. 16 no. 6
  • G. Ligeti — Etude no.5 “Arc-en-ciel”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

Gamulescu Anelise, Romania, 20 years

Born on 08.12.2003 in Bucharest (Romania)

Started to play piano at the age of 3 with Prof. Maria Diaconeasa

Since 2013 till 2020 studied at Bucharest Music School no.1 “Iosif Sava” with Prof. Viorica Nistororiu
Since 2020 till present studied at Royal Academy of Music and Purcell School for Young Musicians with Prof. Florian Mitrea

Competitions

2nd Prize at “Orbetello” International Piano Competition, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in a minor WK I, BWV 865
  • F. Liszt — from Grandes Etudes de Paganini no. 6 in a minor
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 31 no. 3 1st mov
  • C. Debussy — from “Images” – ‘Mouvement’

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 31 no. 3
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 3 in c sharp minor op.39
  • C.P. Basacopol — “Viziuni”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

guo jingyang, China, 19 years

Born on 26.10.2004 in Chongqing (China)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Wang Chun

Since 2015 till 2016 studied at Primary School of China Central Conservatory of Music with Prof. Wang Chun
Since 2017 till 2021 studied at Chongqing Art School with Prof. Dan Zhaoyi
Since 2022 till now studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock with Prof. Stephan Imorde

Competitions

1st Prize in the junior group at the first New York International Piano Festival Competition, 2016

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major WK II, BWV 890
  • F. Chopin — Etude in c sharp minor op. 10 no. 4
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in C Major op. 2 no. 3, 4th mov
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in D flat Major op. 27 no. 2

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in e minor Hob. XVI/34
  • F. Liszt — Transcendental Etude no. 12, ‘Chasse neige’
  • J. Corigliano — Etude Fantasy (1976)

Orchestral round

  • E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Halfdanardottir Asgerdur Sara, Iceland, 17 years

Born on 24.11.2006 in Reykjavik (Iceland)

Started to play piano at the age of 10 with Prof. Prof. Sigridur Freyja Ingimarsdottir

Since 2019 till 2023 studied at Tonskoli Sigursveins, Reykjavik and at the Tonlistarskoli Kopavogs, Iceland with Prof. Dr. Nina Margret Grimsdottir

Competitions

2nd Prize at International Yamaha Piano Competition Malmö, 2022

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major WK I, BWV 866
  • F. Chopin — Etude in f minorop. 10 no. 9
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in d minor op. 31 no. 2, 1st mov.
  • S. Rachmaninov — Prelude in b-minor op. 32 no. 10

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in d minor op. 31 no. 2
  • S. Rachmaninov — Prelude in g minor op. 23 no. 5
  • P. Glass — Etude no. 6

Orchestral round

  • E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Hargitai Leila Ditta, Hungary, 20 years

Born on 23.11.2003 in Nieuwegein (Netherlands)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Éva Madarász

Since 2015 till 17 studied at Kodály Music School with Prof. Mária Radványi
Since 2017 till 2021 studied at Tóth Aladár Music School with Prof. Gábor Eckhardt
Since 2021 till Now studied at Franz Liszt Academy of Music with Prof. Dénes Várjon, András Kemenes

Competitions

1st Prize at National Piano Competition of Hungary, 2019

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in. F Major WK II, BWV 880
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude – Tableau in c-minor, op.39 no. 1
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in C Major Hob.XVI/50 3rd mov.
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-Tableau in e flat minor op 39 no. 5

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in C Major Hob.XVI/50
  • R. Schumann — Kreisleriana op. 8, 1-4 mov.
  • G. Ligeti — from Musica Ricercata no. 8

Orchestral round

  • F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor op.11

Hermanto Tristan, Indonesia, 16 years

Born on 29.09.2007 in Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Polin Kurniati

Since 2015 till 2022 studied at Crescendo Music School Yogyakarta with Prof. Polin Kurniati
Since 2020 till 2022 studied at online classes with Prof. Michael Bulychev-Okser
Since 2022 till studied at The Purcell School with Prof. Patsy Toh

Competitions

3rd Prize at Scriabin Junior Piano Competition, 2021

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in a minor WK I, BWV 865
  • F. Chopin — Etude in C Major op.10 no.1
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 7, 1st mov.
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne Op.27 No.1 in C sharp minor

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 7
  • F. Liszt — Transcendental Etude no.10 in f minor
  • G. Ligeti — from Études for Piano no.4 “Fanfares”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Kozyak Hanna, Ukraine, 17 years

Born on 22.12.2006 in Lviv (Ukraine)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Iryna Brykailo

Since 2017 till now studied at Lviv Krushelnytska Music Lyceum with Prof. Oksana Rapita

Competitions

2nd Prize at 1st Radovlitsa International Piano Competition, 2019

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in F Major WK II, BWV 880
  • F. Liszt — Concert Etude no. 2 “La leggeriezza”, S. 144
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat major op. 31 no. 3, 2nd mov.
  • G. Ligeti — Etude no. 10 “Der Zauberlehrling” from Book II

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat major op. 31 no. 3
  • F. Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody no. 12
  • M. Kolessa — Prelude no. 3 “Fantastic”
  • F. Poulenc — Toccata

Orchestral round

  • F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor op.11

Lakatos András, Hungary, 20 years

Born on 20.04.2004 in Szombathely (Hungary)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Rita Bognár

Since 2015 till 2019 studied at Kunst Universität Graz with Prof. Lioudmila Satz
Since 2019 till now studied at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart with Prof. Péter Nagy

Competitions

1st Prize at Murska Sobota International Piano Competition (Slovenia), 2015

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major WK I, BWV 862
  • F. Chopin — Etude in a minor op. 25 no. 11
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in G major Hob.XVI/39 1st mov.
  • A. Scriabin — Sonata no. 4 in F-sharp Major op. 30

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor op. 57
  • F. Schubert – F. Liszt — Erlkönig
  • G. Ligeti — Étude no. 13 “L’escalier du diable”

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

Li Shuailin, China, 16 years

Born on 07.12.2007 in DALIAN (China)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Na Nie

Since 2012 till now studied at Middle School of Central Conservatory of Music with Prof. Manchun Chen

Competitions

1st Prize at 18th Chopin International Piano Competition in ASIA, Group I (Tokyo, Japan), 2017

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in D Major WK II BWW 874
  • F. Liszt — from Grandes Etudes de Paganini no. 3 “La Campanella”
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI/42, 2nd mov.
  • E. Granados — from Goyescas, Book 1 – no. 1 ‘Los requiebros’

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in D Major Hob. XVI/42
  • F. Chopin — Sonata no. 2 in b flat minor op.35, 1st & 2nd mov.
  • L. Liebermann — Gargoyles op. 29

Orchestral round

  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, KV 466

Liu Shiyi, China, 17 years

Born on 04.05.2007 in Shanghai (China)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Yiwei Ji

Since 2012 till 2018 studied at Private piano studio in Shanghai with Prof. Junjing Wang
Since 2019 till 2022 studied at Private piano studio in Shanghai with Prof. Dr. Yiru Wang
Since 2022 till now studied at Private piano studio in Shanghai with Prof. Yiwei Ji

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in g sharp minor WK I, BWV 863
  • F. Chopin — Etude in A flat Majot op. 10 no. 10
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat major op. 31 no. 3, 1st mov.
  • F. Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody no. 10

Second round

  • F. Schubert — Sonata in A Major op. 120/D664
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 3 in A flat Major op. 47
  • F. Poulenc — from 15 Improvisations no. 13, 14, 15

Orchestral round

  • E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Liu Yuhan, China, 18 years

Born on 08.09.2005 in Qingdao (China)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 years old with Prof. Ning He

Since 2018 till 2022 studied at Affiliated Middle School of Tianjin Conservatory with Prof. Wanqi Feng
Since 2019 till 2021 studied at Tianjin Julliard School with Prof. Alvin Zhu
Since 2023 till now studied at He Wei’s Studio with Prof. Wei He

Competitions

1st Prize at the 6th International Brahms Piano Competition in Germany, 2018

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in F Major WK II BWV 880
  • F. Chopin — Etude in A flat Major op.10 no.10
  • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI/20 in c minor 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — Etude no. 11

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata Hob.XVI/20 in c minor
  • R. Schumann — Sonata no. 2 in g minor op. 22
  • E. Kats-Chernin — Butterflying

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Luo Yiweicheng, China, 18 years

Born on 08.07.2005 in Beijing (China)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 and a half with Prof. Xiaohan Wang

Since 2015 till 2018 studied at Central Conservatory of Music with Prof. Xiaohan Wang
Since 2018 till 2021 studied at Panstwowy Zespol Szkół Muzycznych im. Artura Rubinsteina with Prof. Maria Murawska
Since 2021 till studied at Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover with Prof. Alexander Schimpf

Competitions

1st Prize at ”Piano talent” International Piano Competition in Milan, Italy., 2019

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in g minor WK I, BWV 861
  • A. Skriabin — Etude in d sharp minor op.8 no.12
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in A flat Major Hob. XVI/46, 1st mov.
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in c minor op. 48 no.1

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in D Major op.28
  • F. Chopin — Scherzo no. 2 in b flat minor op. 31
  • X. Wang — Piano pieces inspired by the Chinese paintings

Orchestral round

  • F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor op.11

Madon Firoze, United Kingdom, 20 years

Born on 08.02.2004 in Stoke Mandeville (United Kingdom)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Robert Crayford-Venn

Since 2014 till 2022 studied at Purcell School, UK with Prof. Patsy Toh
Since 2022 till present studied at Royal College of Music, UK with Prof. Dmitri Alexeev

Competitions

1st Prize at Gregynog Young Musician Competition, 2022

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in g sharp minor WK I, BWV 863
  • A. Skriabin — Etude in d sharp minor op. 8 no. 12
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in e minor op. 90, 1st mov.nata in e minor op. 90
  • M. Ravel — “Ondine” from Gaspard de la nuit

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in b minor, Hob. XVI/32
  • F. Chopin — Barcarolle in F sharp Major op.60
  • F. Liszt — Tarantella from ‘Venezia e Napoli’
  • G. Ligeti — Etude no.4 ‘Fanfares’

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Mahasaranond Pinn, United States of America, 17 years

Born on 22.12.2006 in Bangkok (Thailand)

Started to play piano at the age of Piano Academy of Bangkok with Prof. Pornphan Banternghansa

Since 2018 till 2023 studied at Piano Academy of Bangkok with Prof. Pornphan Banternghansa
Since 2019 till 2023 studied at Piano Academy of Bangkok with Prof. Christopher Janwong Mckiggan
Since 2023 till 2023 studied at Interlochen Arts Academy with Prof. Thomas Lymenstull

Competitions

2nd Prize at Thomas F. Hulbert Competition, Baltimore, 2023

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in b minorWK II BWV 893
  • F. Liszt — from Transcendental Etudes no.8 “Wilde Jagd”
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 81a, 1st mov.
  • B. Bartok — from Three Etudes op.18, no.2

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E flat Major op. 81a
  • B. Bartok — from Three Etudes op.18, no. 1
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in D flat Major op.27 no. 2
  • G.C. Menotti — Ricercare and Toccata

Orchestral round

  • E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Mursaliyeva Safura, Azerbaijan, 18 years

Born on 23.08.2005 in Jalilabad (Azerbaijan)

Started to play piano at the age of 9 with Prof. Maya Mursalova

Since 2013 till 2017 studied at Music school with Prof. Maya Mursalova
Since 2017 till 2020 studied at Music school no. 8 named after Kara Karaev with Prof. Sevda Talishynskaya
Since 2022 till 2023 studied at Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts with Prof. Sabina Mehdiyeva

Competitions

3rd Prize at the International Music Management online contest in İtaly, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major WK I, BWV 862
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude tableuax in e flat minor op.33 no. 6
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in c minor Hob. XVI/20 1 st mov.
  • F. Quliyeva — Prelude no. 2

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata op.31 no. 2 in d minor
  • F. Liszt — Grand Galop Chromatic
  • A. Machavari — Khoromi

Orchestral round

  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, KV 466

O’Beirne Stanislaus, Ireland, 20 years

Born on 25.09.2003 in Dublin (Ireland)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Rhonda Gouldson

Since 2017 till 2020 studied at Piano Academy of Ireland with Prof. Liezl Livingstone
Since 2020 till 2022 studied at TU Dublin with Prof. Sam Armstrong
Since 2022 till Present studied at TU Dublin with Prof. Andreas Ioannides

Competitions

1st Prize at Frank Maher Classical Music Award, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in F sharp Major WK I BWV 858
  • A. Skriabin — Etude op. 65 no. 3
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in b minor, Hob. XVI/32, 1st mov.
  • C. Debussy — Estampes

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in b minor, Hob.XVI/32
  • F. Chopin — Variation Brillantes, op. 12
  • D. Shostakovich — Prelude and Fugue no. 5, op. 87 in D Major

Orchestral round

  • E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Petrović-Poljak Ivan, Croatia, 19 years

Born on 14.07.2004 in Zagreb (Croatia)

Started to play piano at the age of 8 with Prof. Vesna Fretze

Since 2012 till 2018 studied at Primary music school Rudolfa Matza in Zagreb with Prof. Vesna Fretze
Since 2018 till 2022 studied at Secondary music school Vatroslava Lisinskog in Zagreb with Prof. Olga Cinkoburova
Since 2022 till now studied at Academy of Music Zagreb with Prof. Ruben Dalibaltayan

Competitions

1st Prize at Memorial Isidor Bajic Novi Sad, 2021

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in c sharp minor WK II, BWV 873
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-tableau in a minor op. 39 no. 6
  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in B flat Major KV 281 1st mov.
  • M. Ravel — Scarbo from ‘Gaspard de la nuit’

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in G major Hob. XVI/40
  • S. Rachmaninov — Sonata no. 2 in b flat minor op. 36 (1931)
  • M. Skoryk — Burlesque

Orchestral round

  • E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Pilgram Salome, Switzerland, 16 years

Born on 31.10.2007 in Zürich (Switzerland)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Seraina Janett

Since 2012 till 2019 studied at Konservatorium Winterthur with Prof. Seraina Janett
Since 2019 till 2022 studied at Konservatorium Winterthur with Prof. Carl Wolf
Since 2022 till now studied at Konservatorium Winterthur with Prof. Hans-Jürg Strub

Competitions

3rd Prize at Concours International Piano Val de Travers, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in d minor WK II, BWV 875
  • F. Liszt — from Zwei Konzertetüden no.1 ‘Waldesrauschen’
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in C Major op. 2 no. 3, 1st mov.
  • O. Messiaen — Rondeau

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in C Major op. 2 no. 3
  • S. Rachmaninov — Prélude in D Major op. 23 no. 4
  • R. Shchedrin — Basso ostinato

Orchestral round

  • W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, KV 466

Rauch Sebastian, Germany, 17 years

Born on 02.08.2006 in Louisville (United States of America)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Heidi Endress

Since 2012 till 2017 studied at Music School Göppingen with Prof. Heidi Endress
Since 2017 till 2020 studied at Music School Göppingen with Prof. Friederike Mandler
Since 2020 till now studied at Stuttgarter Music School with Prof. Alexandra Neumann

Competitions

2nd Prize at Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte in Usti nad Labem, 2021

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in c minor WK II, BWV 871
  • F. Liszt — from Transcendantal Etudes no.12 “Chasse-Neige”
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in E-flat Major Hob. XVI/52, 1st mov.
  • F. Chopin — Polonaise in A-flat Major op. 53

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in C-Major op.53 “Waldstein”
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy — Variations sérieuses op.54
  • R. Shchedrin — Basso Ostinato

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Sejbuk Zuzanna, Poland, 18 years

Born on 20.08.2005 in Police (Poland)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Hanna Urbańska

Since 2019 till now studied at POSM II st. im. F. Chopina in Krakow with Prof. Prof. Olga Łazarska

Competitions

1st Prize at National Piano Competition in Konin, 2022

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in g sharp minor WK II, BWV 887
  • F. Chopin — Etude in F Major op. 10 no. 8
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E- flat Major op. 81a 1st mov.
  • J. Brahms — Rhapsody in g minor op. 79 no. 2

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E- flat Major op. 81a
  • F. Chopin — Ballade no. 4 in f minor op. 52
  • D. Shostakovich — Prelude and Fugue in C major Op. 87 No. 1

Orchestral round

  • F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor op.11

van Staden Maria-Louisa, Romania, 16 years

Born on 26.11.2007 in Bucharest (Romania)

Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Madalina Pasol

Since 2022 till now studied at National College of Music George Enescu, Bucharest, Romania with Prof. Roman Manoleanu
Since 2021 till 2022 studied at Schola Cantorum, Paris, France with Prof. Maurizio Moretti

Competitions

1st Prize at Feurich International Piano Competition, 2016

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in c minor WK II, BWV 871
  • F. Liszt — Transcedental Etude nr. 12 ‘Chasse-Neige’
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in c minor op. 13, 1st mov.
  • F. Chopin — Nocturne in c-sharp minor op. 27 no. 1

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in c minor op. 13
  • F. Liszt — from ‘Venezia e Napoli’ no. 3 Tarantella
  • T. Dumitrescu — Prelude for Tania, op. 14 no. 2

Orchestral round

  • E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Tanujaya Collins, Indonesia, 18 years

Born on 04.03.2006 in Jakarta (Indonesia)

Started to play piano at the age of 3 with Prof. Mutia Hartono

Since October 2022 till now studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Prof. Yuka Imamine

Competitions

3rd Prize at American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, 2018

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp Major WK I, BWV 848
  • F. Chopin — Etude in C Major op.10 nr. 1
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in F Major op. 10 no. 2, 1st mov.
  • F. Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody no.10

Second round

  • F. Schubert — Sonata in A Major, op.120, D 664
  • F. Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody no. 12
  • T. Takemitsu — Rain Tree Sketch II (1992)

Orchestral round

  • E. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Tsai Shan-Shan, Taiwan, 17 years

Born on 26.06.2006 in Taipei (Taiwan)

Started to play piano at the age of 8 with Prof. Pei-Yin Lo

Since 2014 till 2017 studied at Taipei Fuxing Elementary School with Prof. Pei-Yin Lo
Since 2017 till 2020 studied at Taipei Municipal RenAi Junior High School with Prof. Yi-Chih Lu
Since 2020 till now studied at The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University with Prof. Yi-Chih Lu

Competitions

1st Prize at International London Classical Music Competition, 2022

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in a minor WK I, BWV 865
  • F. Liszt — Transcendental Etude no. 5 “Feux follets”
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in c minor Hob. XVI/20, 1st mov.
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky / F. Liszt — Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin”

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E-flat Major op. 81a
  • S. Rachmaninov — Prelude in D major op. 23 no. 4
  • J. M. Ravel — from ‘Gaspard de la nuit’ Scarbo
  • L. Berio — from ‘6 Encores’, no. 3 “Wasserklavier”

Orchestral round

  • F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor op.11

Tularatruengnam Dhammarin, Thailand, 21 years

Born on 26.04.2003 in Bangkok (Thailand)

Started to play piano at the age of 4 with Prof. Arweewan Wattanamano

Since 2018 till now studied at Piano Academy of Bangkok with Prof. Dr.Christopher Janwong McKiggan

First round

  • J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in g sharp minor WK II, BWV 887
  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in E Major op. 109, 1st mov.
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude Tableau in e flat minor op.39 no.5
  • J. Strauss / G. Cziffra — Tritsch Tratsch Polka

Second round

  • J. Hadyn — Sonata in E flat Major Hob XVI 52
  • R. Schumann — Fantasie in C Major op. 17, 1st mov.
  • L. Lieberman — from ‘Gargoyles’ op.29, no.4 ‘Presto feroce’

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

Valkenburcht Max, Netherlands, 19 years

Born on 14.07.2004 in Beverwijk (Netherlands)

Started to play piano at the age of 9 with Prof. Berteke Keijzer

Since 2015 till 2023 studied at Royal Conservatoire The Hague with Prof. Marlies van Gent
Since 2022 till 2023 studied at Royal Conservatoire The Hague with Prof. Denys Proshayev
Since 2023 till Now studied at Conservatory of Amsterdam with Prof. Frank Peters

Competitions

1st Prize at Maassluis Young Talent Competition, 2017

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major WK I, BWV 866
  • F. Chopin — Etude in G flat Major op. 10 no. 5
  • J. Haydn — Sonata in C Major Hob.XVI/50, 1st mov.
  • S. Prokofiev — Sonata no. 7 in B flat Major op. 87, 1st mov.

Second round

  • J. Haydn — Sonata in C Major Hob.XVI/50
  • R. Schumann — Sonata no. 2 in g minor op. 22
  • N. Kapustin — Etude op. 40 no. 1

Orchestral round

  • L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

Zhao Johann, Austria, 20 years

Born on 25.11.2003 in Salzburg (Austria)

Started to play piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Alatea Hölscher

Since 2013 till 2015 studied at Mozarteum University Salzburg with Prof. Gereon Kleiner
Since 2015 till 2022 studied at Mozarteum University Salzburg with Prof. Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch
Since 2023 till now studied at Mozarteum University Salzburg with Prof. Connie Shih

Competitions

1st Prize at Smetana International Piano Competition, 2016

First round

  • J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in g-sharp minor WK I, BWV 863
  • S. Rachmaninov — Etude-Tableau in e-flat minor op. 39, no. 5
  • W. A. Mozart — Sonata in D Major KV 576, 1st mov.
  • S. Prokofiev — Toccata in d minor, op. 11

Second round

  • L. van Beethoven — Sonata in f minor „Appassionata“ op. 57
  • F. Liszt — from Transcendental Etudes no. 4 „Mazeppa“
  • J. Takacs — Concert etude Toccata no. 2, op. 120

Orchestral round

  • F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor op.11