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THE LEEDS I N T E R N AT I O N A L PIANO COMPETITION

Competitor Repertoire 2015

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

PIANO COMPETITION

THE COMPETITORS Alina Bercu

2

Myunghyun Kim

10

Tamila Salimdjanova

18

Mikhail Berestnev

2

Yoonji Kim

10

Nikolai Saratovsky

18

Jamie Bergin

2

Tomoki Kitamura

10

Meng-Sheng Shen

18

Robert Bilý

3

Daniel Lebhardt

11

Chang-Yong Shin

19

Anna Buchberger

3

Taek Gi Lee

11

Jeung Beum Sohn

19

Anna Bulkina

3

Rodolfo Leone

11

Szuyu Su

19

Jenny Chen

4

Zhenni Li

12

Jun Sun

20

Jun Cho

4

Hyunjin Lim

12

Yutong Sun

20

Jun Hwi Cho

4

Peng Lin

12

Nattapol Tantikarn

20

Daniel Ciobanu

5

Yuka Morishige

13

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev 21

Kiveli Dörken

5

Mizuho Nakada

13

Anna Tcybuleva

21

Ashley Fripp

5

Adi Neuhaus

13

Zhu Tong-tong

21

Lindsay Garritson

6

Nariya Nogi

14

Lukáš Vondráček

22

Pietro Gatto

6

Yeontaek Oh

14

Chun Wang

22

Eriko Gomita

6

Kana Okada

14

Yun Wei

22

Chen Guang

7

Célia Oneto Bensaid

15

Jaeyeon Won

23

Giuseppe Guarerra

7

Alexander Panfilov

15

Chiyan Wong

23

Julia Hamos

7

Hyo-Eun Park

15

Yuchong Wu

23

Ji-Hwan Hong

8

Joo Hyeon Park

16

Zhenyi Wu

24

Jae-Weon Huh

8

Drew Petersen

16

Yuanfan Yang

24

Gunyoung Hwang

8

Vitaly Pisarenko

16

Joon Yoon

24

Daiki Kato

9

Costanza Principe

17

Masaru Yoshitake

25

Shalva Khotenashvili

9

Stephanie Proot

17

Yunqing Zhou

25

Heejae Kim

9

Mihai Ritivoiu

17

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ALINA BERCU 25

MIKHAIL BERESTNEV 27

Romania

JAMIE BERGIN 26

Russia

United Kingdom

Studied at University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt Teacher Prof. Wolfgang Manz Prizes and Awards 1st Prize and Audience Prize at Steinway & Sons International Piano Competition

Studied at Texas Christian University School of Music Teacher Tamás Ungár Prizes and Awards Semi-Finalist at Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, Brussels 2013; Winner of 53rd Sorantin International Competition, 2012

Studied at Hochschule Für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover Teacher Lars Vogt Prizes and Awards Winner of Cologne Chopin Competition (Stiftung Kurd Aschenbrenner), Germany 2013; 1st Prize, Audience Prize and Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work at the Europäische Klavierwettbewerb Bremen, Germany 2012

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op.57 ‘Appassionata’ Prokofiev Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op.57 No.6 Montagues and Capulets Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux, Op.39 – No.1 in C minor

Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 Rachmaninov Variations on the Theme by Corelli, Op.42 Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch “In memoriam Olivier Messiaen”

Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, WoO.80 Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op.60 Lyapunov 12 Études Op.11 – No.6 “Tempête”

Second Stage Scarlatti Sonata in D major, K.492/L.14 Sonata in F minor, K.519/L.475 Mozart 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport, K.573 Debussy Images (Book I) Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme by Corelli, Op.42

Semi Final Bach Partita No.4 in D major, BWV 828 Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob.XVI:52 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Albéniz Iberia (Book II) –‘Triana’ Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Final Chopin Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

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Second Stage Haydn Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI:33 Debussy Estampes Janáček Sonata No.1, X.1905 “From the Street” Bartók Sonata Sz.80 - BB.88

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24 Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A major, Op. 82

Final Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23

Second Stage Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.784 Chopin Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52 Granados Goyescas, Op.11 Book I ‘Los Requiebros’ Book II ‘Quejas o la mania y el ruisenor’

Semi Final Beethoven Sonata in E flat major, Op.27 No.1 Debussy Images (Book I) Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Chopin Nocturne in B major, Op.62 No.1 Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58

Final Chopin Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11


ROBERT BILÝ 18

ANNA BUCHBERGER 26

Czech Republic

ANNA BULKINA 29

Germany

Russia

Studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”, Leipzig Teacher Jacques Ammon Prizes and Awards 1st Prize International Young Pianists Competition, Troisdorf 2014; 1st Prize International Piano Competition “Piano Talents”, Milan 2013

Studied at Johns Hopkins Peabody Teacher Prof. Léon Fleisher Prizes and Awards Prize Winner and Audience Prize Prix Amadéo International 2014

Studied at Accademia Pianistica “Incontri Col Maestro” Teacher Boris Petrushansky Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize at the Valessia Musica International Piano Competition, Italy 2014; 1st Prize at the Concours de Piano – Les Virtuoses du Futur, Switzerland 2011

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K.397 Beethoven Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op.53 “Waldstein” Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux, Op.16 – No.4 in E minor

Mozart Sonata No.9 in D major, K.311/284c Ravel Miroirs No.1 Noctuelles No.2 Oiseaux tristes Liszt Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto, S.434

Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K.9 Sonata in G major, K.284 Sonata in D minor, K.1 Prokofiev Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op.14

Second Stage Mozart Sonata No.12 in F major, K.332 Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31 Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39 Dutilleux Sonata, Op.1

Semi Final Bach Well-Tempered Clavier Book II: Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 893 Haydn Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 Chopin Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35 Ligeti Études for Piano (Book 1) No.6 Automne à Varsovie Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Ravel Gaspard de la nuit

Final

Second Stage Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.784 Beethoven Sonata in A major, Op.101 Ginastera Three Argentinian Dances, Op.2

Semi Final Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op.12 Schumann-Liszt Widmung Liszt Années de Pèlerinage I, S.160 No.1 Chapelle de Guillaume Tell No.6 Vallée d’Obermann No.9 Les cloches de Genève Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’

Second Stage Gubaidulina Chaconne Beethoven Sonata in E minor, Op.90 Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 No.7 Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata

Semi Final Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6 Britten Night piece ‘Notturno’ Ravel Sonatine Gaspard de la Nuit

Final Prokofiev Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

Final Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op.54

Beethoven Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58

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JENNY CHEN 21

JUN CHO 27

Taiwan

JUN HWI CHO 19

South Korea

South Korea

Studied at Yale School of Music Teacher Robert Blocker Prizes and Awards Mary Clapp Howell Scholarship and Fellowship; The Henk de By Incentive Prize The Ninth International Franz Liszt Competition, 2011; 2nd Prize The Fifth New York International Piano Competition, 2010

Studied at Rice University Teacher Jon Kimura Parker Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize Young Texas Artists Competition, 2014; Winner of Rice University Concerto Competition, March 2014

Studied at the Juilliard School Teacher Choong-Mo Kang Prizes and Awards 1st Prize New York Piano Competition 2014; 1st Prize Korean Chopin Competition; Grand Prize Yewon Music Competition

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Bach Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825 Chopin Étude in C major, Op.10 No.1 Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254

Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux, Op.39 – No.9 in D major Haydn Sonata in B minor, Hob.XVI:32 Faure Nocturne in B minor, Op.119 Scriabin Fantasie in B minor, Op.28

Haydn Sonata in C major Hob.XVI:48 Liszt Grandes études de Paganini No.6 in A minor “Theme and Variations” Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 No.7 Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata

Second Stage Mozart Sonata in D major, K.576 Ravel Gaspard de la nuit Stravinsky Trois mouvements de Petrouchka

Second Stage Ravel Sonatine Brahms Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5

Semi Final

Semi Final

Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83 Debussy Préludes (Book II) – No.12 “Feux d’artifice” Chopin Tarantella A flat major, Op.43 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Liszt Transcendental Étude No.5 in B flat major, S.139 “Feux follets” Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178

Chopin Nocturne in E flat major, Op.55 No.2 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Fauré Nocturne No.11 in F sharp minor, Op.104/1 Scriabin Sonata in F sharp major, Op.30 Berg Sonata, Op.1 Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op.111

Final

Prokofiev Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16

Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op.54

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Final

Second Stage Beethoven Sonata in C major, Op.2 No.3 Messiaen Vingt regards sur L’Enfant-Jesus No.11 “Première communion de la Vierge” Schumann Carnaval, Op.9

Semi Final Bach French Suite No.2 in C minor, BWV 813 Schubert Impromptu in B flat major, D.935 Franck Nocturno Nazqueño Chopin Polonaise in A flat major, Op.53 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18


DANIEL CIOBANU 24

KIVELI DÖRKEN 20

Romania

Germany

ASHLEY FRIPP 26 United Kingdom

Studied at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Teacher Aaron Shorr Prizes and Awards 1st Grand Prix, Orchestra Prize and Public Prize Morocco Philarmonique International Piano Competition, 2015; 1st Prize Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Competition, 2014

Studied at Hochschule Für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover Teacher Lars Vogt Prizes and Awards Scholarships with the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben”, the Festival “Spannungen” and the International Music academy Liechtenstein

Studied at Guildhall School of Music & Drama Teacher Emily Jeffrey Prizes and Awards Gold Medal from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 2012; 1st Prize at the Brant International Piano Competition, 2012

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven Sonata in F major, Op.57 ‘Appassionata’ Strauss/Grunfeld Soirée de Vienne, Op.56

Beethoven Sonata in E flat major, Op.7 Chopin Étude in A flat major, Op.25 Étude in C major, Op.10

Beethoven Sonata in A flat major, Op.110 Adès Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face ‘Ode to Joy’ ‘Tango’

Second Stage Silvestri Baccanale Chopin Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, Op.22 Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83 ‘Stalingrad’ Enescu Suite No.3 for Piano, Op.18 No.4 Burlesque No.7 Carillon Nocturne

Semi Final Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K.213 Sonata in D minor, K.141 Shchedrin Prelude for piano, No.16 (Basso Ostinato) Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Chopin Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 Silvestri Suite No.3, Op.6 No.1 ‘Jeux d’enfants’ Ravel La Valse

Final

Second Stage Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D minor BWV 1004 Scriabin Fantaisie in B minor, Op.28 Brahms Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op.24

Semi Final Chopin 24 Preludes, Op.28 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Schumann Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.111

Final Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

Second Stage Bach French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV 816 Brahms Vier Klavierstücke, Op.119 Bartók Suite, Op.14 Chopin Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op.39

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Scarlatti Sonata in C minor, K.129 Sonata in A major, K.212 Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 No.4 Sonetto 47 del Petrarca No.5 Sonetto 104 del Petrarca No.6 Sonetto 123 del Petrarca Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Final Chopin Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini, Op.43

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LINDSAY GARRITSON 28

PIETRO GATTO 29

USA

ERIKO GOMITA 27

Italy

Japan

Studied at City University of New York Teacher Choong-Mo Kang Prizes and Awards 3rd Prize USASU Bösendorfer International Piano Competition 2013; 2nd Place Montreal International Piano Competition, 2011

Studied at The Royal College of Music Teacher Norma Fisher Prizes and Awards 1st Prize Annamaria Pennela Piano Competition, Salefino 2014; 2nd Prize Shura Cherkassky Piano Competition, Milano 2012; 1st Prize Alberto Napolitano Piano Competition, Vietri sul Mare 2011

Studied at University of Music and Performing Arts, Munich Teacher Michael Schäfer Prizes and Awards 3rd prize Nojima Minoru Yokosuka Competition

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Haydn Sonata in C major, Hob XVI:48 Liszt Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S.171

Bach Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 857 Beethoven Sonata No.7 in D major, Op.10 No.3

Second Stage

Second Stage

Schubert 3 Klavierstücke D.946

Haydn Sonata in E flat major, Hob:XVI:52 Chopin Mazurkas, Op.17 – No.4 in A minor Mazurkas, Op.63 – No.3 in C sharp minor Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52 Scriabin Prelude No.2, Op.74 Sonata No.5, Op.53

Mozart 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D major K.573 Debussy Préludes (Book I) No.7 “Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest” Préludes (Book II) No.6 “General Lavine-excentrique” No.12 “Feux d’artifice” Chopin Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49

Semi Final Granados Goyescas, Op.11 – ‘Los Requiebros’ Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit Hamelin Pavane variée Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev Sonata in B flat major, Op.83

Final Brahms Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15

Semi Final Bach Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830 Schumann Kreisleriana, Op.16 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’

Final Beethoven Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58

Second Stage Beethoven Sonata in A flat major, Op.110 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, S.244/2 Rachmaninov Sonata No.2, Op.36

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 Scriabin Sonata No.5, Op.53 Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op.13

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

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CHEN GUANG 20

GIUSEPPE GUARERRA 23

China

JULIA HAMOS 23

Italy

USA

Studied at Accademia Pianistica “Incontri Col Maestro” Teachers Ms. Enrica Ciccarelli and Mr. Vovka Ashkenazy Prizes and Awards 1st prize Rome International Piano Competition, 2014; 1st Prize International Scriabin Competition 2013

Studied at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”, Berlin Teacher Eldar Nebolsin Prizes and Awards 2nd prize J. Mottram International Competition, 2014

Studied at Mannes College of Music Teacher Richard Goode Prizes and Awards Winner Sterndale Prize, Royal Academy of Music; Grand Prize Winner International Virtuoso Competition, New York 2014

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob.XVI:52 Liszt Transcendental Études, S.139 No.8 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D flat major, Op.87 No.15

Bach Partita No.5 in G major, BWV 829 Berg Piano Sonata, Op.1 Chopin Scherzo No.4 in E major, Op.54

Beethoven Sonata in A flat major, Op.110 Bartók Suite, Op.14, Sz.62, BB.70

Second Stage

Second Stage

Debussy L’isle joyeuse Chopin Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 Prokofiev Sonata in B flat major, Op.83

Beethoven Sonata in A flat major, Op.26 Debussy Images (Book II) Scriabin Valse, Op.38 Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Semi Final Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op.57 ‘Appassionata’ Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Scriabin Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.30 Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux, Op.16

Final Prokofiev Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

Semi Final Schubert Sonata in D major, D.850 Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42

Final Beethoven Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58

Second Stage Bach Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826 Kurtág Selection from Játékok (Games) Perpetuum mobile (objet trouvé) Csendes beszélgetés az ördöggel (quiet talk with the devil) Felhangjáték (4) (Play with Overtones) Schumann Fantasie in C major, Op.17

Semi Final Haydn Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Debussy Selection from Préludes Books I & II Le vent dans la plaine (Book I) Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest (Book I) Ondine (Book II) La Puerta del Vino (Book II) Scriabin Sonata No.9, “Black Mass”, Op.68 Chopin Ballade No.3 in A flat major, Op.47 Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52

Final Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op.54

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JI-HWAN HONG 28

JAE-WEON HUH 28

South Korea

GUNYOUNG HWANG 23

South Korea

South Korea

Studied at Hochschule Für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover Teacher Professor Roland Krueger Prizes and Awards 6th Place Sendai International Piano Competition, Japan 2013; 4th Place International Piano Competition “Anton Rubinstein”, 2012

Studied at Hochschule Für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover Teachers Prof. Bernd Goetzke and Prof. Ewa Kupiec Prizes and Awards Semi-Finalist International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, 2014; Russian Prize Cleveland International Piano Competition, 2011

Studied at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”, Berlin Teacher Fabio Bidini Prizes and Awards Winner of the EumYeon Piano Competition & Bechstein International Piano Competition, South Korea

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Bach Well-Tempered Clavier Book II , Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 885 Beethoven Sonata in A major, Op.101

Haydn Sonata in C major Hob.XVI:48 Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch II “In memoriam Olivier Messiaen” Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514

Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K.397 Ravel Jeux d’eau Stravinsky Trois mouvements de Petrouchka

Second Stage

Couperin Les chérubins ou l’aimable Lazure Debussy Images (Book I) Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178

Second Stage Schumann Humoreske, Op.20 Beethoven Sonata in E minor, Op.90 Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.154

Semi Final Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.76 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Schumann Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.11 Scriabin Sonata No.4 in F sharp major, Op.30

Final Brahms Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15

Beethoven Sonata in E flat major, Op.81a Chopin Mazurkas, Op.59 Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.82

Semi Final Mozart Sonata in C minor, K.457 Gubaidulina Chaconne Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178

Final Prokofiev Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

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Second Stage

Semi Final Schubert Fantasie in C major, D.760 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Ravel Gaspard de la nuit Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Final Brahms Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15


DAIKI KATO 25

SHALVA KHOTENASHVILI 26

Japan

HEEJAE KIM 25

Georgia

South Korea

Studied at Showa Graduate School of Music Teacher Fumiko Eguchi Prizes and Awards 3rd Prize 9th Paderewski International Piano Competition 2014; 1st Prize 5th ASEAN International Concerto Competition 2013

Studied at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne Teacher Nina Tichman Prizes and Awards 1st Prize at the Tbilisi City competition for young performers

Studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”, Leipzig Teacher Gerald Fauth Prizes and Awards 3rd Prize International Piano Competition of the Republic of San Marino, 2014; 3rd Prize Maria Canals International Music Competition, 2013

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor, BWV 867 Liszt Années de pèlerinage III, S.163 ‘Les Jeux d’Eaux à la Villa d’Este’ Bartók Out of Doors, Sz.81

Beethoven Sonata No.31 in A flat major, Op.110 Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor, BWV 816

Bach French Suite No.2 in C minor, BWV 813 Liszt Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H, S.260

Second Stage

Schubert Sonata in C minor, D.958 Schumann Fantasiestücke Op.12

Second Stage Taneyev Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, Op.29 Beethoven Sonata in E major, Op.109 Ligeti Musica ricercata No.3 Allegro con spirito No.4 Tempo di valse No.8 Vivace. Energico No.10 Vivace. Capriccioso Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 No.6 Sonetto 123 del Petrarca Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514

Semi Final

Beethoven Sonata No.29 in B flat major, Op.106 ‘Hammerklavier’ Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Messiaen Catalogue d’oiseaux (Book I): Le Loriot Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Final Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

Second Stage

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Ravel Miroirs No.1 Noctuelles No.2 Oiseaux tristes No.4 Alborada del gracioso Brahms Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5

Final Beethoven Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58

Mendelssohn Variations sérieuses, Op.54 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Schubert 3 Klavierstücke, D.946 Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Final Prokofiev Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

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MYUNGHYUN KIM 25

YOONJI KIM 26

South Korea

TOMOKI KITAMURA 24

South Korea

Japan

Studied at University of the Arts, Berlin Teacher Pascal Devoyon Prizes and Awards Special prize in the Geneva International Competition 2015; 1st prize in “Don Vincenzo Vitti” International Competition 2013

Studied at University of Arts, Berlin Teacher Markus Groh Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize Artur Schnabel Competition 2014; Special Chopin Prize Cologne International Music Competition, 2014

Studied at University of Arts, Berlin Teachers Prof. Kei Itoh, Prof. Ewa Pobłocka and Prof. Rainer Becker Prizes and Awards 1st Prize Artur Schnabel Piano Competition, Berlin 2014

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven Sonata No.22 in F major, Op.54 Chopin Scherzo No.2, Op.31 Liszt Transcendental Études, S.139 No.8

Beethoven Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101 Albéniz Iberia (Book II) – ‘Triana’

Berg Sonata, Op.1 Schumann Romance in F sharp major Op.28 No.2 Bach Toccata in D major, BWV 912

Second Stage Chopin Sonata No.2, Op.35 Ravel Miroirs No.1 Noctuelles No.3 Une barque sur l’océan No.4 Alborada del gracioso Prokofiev Sarcasms, Op.17

Semi Final Britten Night piece, ‘Notturno’ Brahms 4 Ballades, Op.10 Corigliano Etude Fantasy (1976) Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 No.7 Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Final Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

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Second Stage Mozart Sonata No.17 in B flat major, K.570 Chopin Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op.22 Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161: No.7 Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Semi Final Beethoven 24 variations on “Venni Amore” by V. Righini, WoO.65 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Scriabin Fantasie in B minor, Op.28 Chopin Nocturne in B major, Op.62 No.1 Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58

Final Liszt Concerto No.1 in E flat major, S.124

Second Stage Schumann 3 Fantasiestücke, Op.111 Debussy Préludes (Book II)

Semi Final Liszt La lugubre gondola No.1, S.200 Bartók Out of Doors, Sz.81 Britten Night-Piece ‘Notturno’ Brahms Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5

Final Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op.54


DANIEL LEBHARDT 23

TAEK GI LEE 18

Hungary

RODOLFO LEONE 24

South Korea

Italy

Studied at Royal Academy of Music Teacher Pascal Nemirovski Prizes and Awards Winner of Patrons Award Royal Academy of Music, 2015; 1st Prize Young Concert Artists Auditions, New York 2014; Finalist Vendome Prize Verbier, Switzerland 2014

Studied at the Juilliard School Teachers Choong-Mo Kang Prizes and Awards 1st Prize and Audience Prize Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition 2014; 6th Prize in the Toronto International Piano Competition, Canada 2014

Studied at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”, Berlin Teacher Fabio Bidini Prizes and Awards Silver Medal at the Toronto International Piano Competition, Canada 2014; 2nd prize 59th Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, Italy 2013

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Bach Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825 Chopin Étude, Op. 25 No.10 Bartók Studies, Op.18

Bach Well-Tempered Clavier Book I Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor, BWV 867 Chopin Nocturne No.1 in C minor, Op.48 Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161: No.7 Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Clementi Sonata No.2 in B minor, Op.40 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit – No.1 Ondine Shostakovich Prelude and Fugues, Op.87 No.15 in D flat major

Second Stage Bach Well-Tempered Clavier Book I Prelude and fugue No.8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 Schubert Sonata in B flat major, D.960

Semi Final Hough Sonata No.2 ‘notturno luminoso’ Liszt Nuages Gris, S.199 Sonata in B minor, S.178 Britten Night piece ‘Notturno’ Bartók Piano Sonata, Sz.80

Final Prokofiev Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16

Second Stage Beethoven Sonata No.13 in E flat major, Op.27 No.1 Tchaikovsky Meditation, Op.72 No.5 Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Semi Final Schubert Impromptu No.3, D.899 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42 Liszt Années de pèlerinage III, S.163 No.4 Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev: Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Second Stage Handel Suite No.2 in F major, HWV 427 Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op.13 Stravinsky Three Movements from Petrushka

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Granados Goyescas, Op.11 – ‘El Amor y la Muerte’ Beethoven Sonata No.29 in B flat major, Op.106 “Hammerklavier”

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30

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ZHENNI LI 27

HYUNJIN LIM 25

China

PENG LIN 21

South Korea

China

Studied at Yale School of Music and the Juilliard School Teachers Seymour Lipkin, Joseph Kalichstein and Peter Frankl Prizes and Awards 1st Prize, CMF Grand Prix, Concours Musical de France, Paris 2011; 2nd Prize, Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition, Westport, CT, USA 2011

Studied at University of Music and Performing arts, Munich Teacher Margarita Höhenrieder. Prizes and Awards 1st Prize Nanpa National Music Competition, 2013; 1st Prize in Korea Herald Music Competition, 2013

Studied at the Juilliard School Teacher Dr Yoheved Kaplinsky Prizes and Awards Winner Juilliard Mozart Piano Concerto Competition, 2014; Finalist Juilliard Rachmaninov Piano Concerto Competition, 2013; 1st Prize 5th Rhodes International Piano Competition, 2012

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111 Debussy Images (Book II) – No.3 Poissons d’Or

Beethoven Sonata in E major, Op.109 Granados Goyescas, Op.11– ‘Quejas o la Maja y el Ruiseñor’ Kapustin Eight Concert Etudes, Op.40 – Etude No.1

Clementi Sonata No.5 in F sharp minor, Op.25 Szymanowski Variations in B flat minor, Op.3 Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux, Op.16 No.4

Second Stage

Second Stage

Schumann Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.11 Vine Sonata No.1

Bach Overture in the French Style, BWV 831 Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K.213 Currier Scarlatti Cadences Brahms 7 Fantasien, Op.116

Second Stage Rachmaninov Variations on the Theme of Corelli, Op.42 Debussy Préludes (Book I)

Semi Final Schubert Sonata No.13 in A major, D.664 Lourié Five Préludes Fragiles, Op.1 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Semi Final Britten Night-Piece ‘Notturno’ Haydn Sonata in E major, Hob.XVI:31 Dutilleux Sonata, Op.1 – III. Choral et Variations

Final

Final

Rachmaninov Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30

Rachmaninov Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

Semi Final Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Scriabin Sonata No.2 in G sharp minor, Op.19 Dutilleux Sonata, Op.1 – III. Choral et Variations Schumann Carnaval, Op.9

Final Mozart Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491

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YUKA MORISHIGE 27

MIZUHO NAKADA 29

Japan

ADI NEUHAUS 19

Japan

Israel

Studied at Toho Gakuen University of Music, Japan and Universität der Künste Berlin Teachers Izumi Komoriya and Klaus Hellwig Prizes and Awards Diploma Prize Luciano Luciani International Piano Competition in Cosenza, Italy 2013; 1st Prize Tokyo Piano Competition, 2011

Studied at University of the Arts, Zurich Teachers Prof. Homero Francesch and Prof. Eckart Heiligers Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize Gabala International Piano Competition, 2011

Studied at Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Teacher Lea Agmon Prizes and Awards Finalist Vendome Prize Verbier, Switzerland 2014; 1st Prize Piano Forever competition, Ashdod 2013; the Voice of Music Young Artists Competition, Jerusalem 2012

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Haydn Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:50 Scriabin Piano Sonata No.9, Op.68 “Messe Noire” Debussy L’isle joyeuse

Beethoven Sonata No.26, Op.81a Chopin Nocturne No.2 in G major, Op.37 Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39

Second Stage

Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue No.4 in E minor, Op.87 Granados Goyescas, Op.11 – ‘El amor y la muerte’ Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op.13 Granados Goyescas, Op.11 – ‘El Pelele’

Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971 Scriabin 12 Etudes, Op.8 No.9 in G sharp minor No.10 in D flat major Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op.61

Mozart 12 Variations in B flat major, K.500 Schumann Sonata No.1, Op.11 Dutilleux Sonata, Op.1 – III. Choral et Variations

Semi Final Bach French Suite, No.3 in B minor, BWV 814 Franck Prélude, Choral et Fugue, Op.21 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Rachmaninov Moments musicaux, Op.16

Second Stage

Semi Final Beethoven Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Schumann Carnaval, Op.9

Final

Final

Beethoven Concerto No.5 in E flat major, Op.73

Prokofiev Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

Second Stage Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004 Scriabin Sonata-Fantasy No.2, Op.19 Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 No.1 Sposalizio No.7 Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

Semi Final Beethoven Sonata in D minor Op.31 No.2 Chopin Andante Spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, Op.22 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op.13

Final Chopin Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

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NARIYA NOGI 26

YEONTAEK OH 22

Japan

KANA OKADA 24

South Korea

Japan

Studied at École Normale de Musique de Paris Teachers Dominique Merlet and Marian Rybicki Prizes and Awards Priz Corto, École Normale de Musique de Paris

Studied at Seoul National University Teacher Hyung-bae Kim Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize Valsecia Musica International Competition, 2014; 2nd Prize Palmador International Piano Competition, 2014

Studied at Conservatoire de Paris Teachers Frank Braley and Haruko Ueda Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize 8th International Piano competition of Claude Bonneton, 2014; Semi-Finalist Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium, 2013

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Haydn Sonata in F major, Hob.XVI:29 Debussy Étude pour les arpèges composés Liszt Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 No.7 Funérailles

Bach Partita in B flat Major, BWV 825 Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op.61 York Bowen Toccata, Op.155

Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I Prelude and Fugue in E major, BWV 854 Haydn Sonata in C major Hob.XVI:50 Ravel Gaspard de la nuit – No.3 Scarbo

Second Stage

Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004 Schumann Humoreske, Op.20 Schumann-Liszt Widmung

Beethoven Sonata No.17, Op.31 No.2 Chopin Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, Op.22 Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch “In memoriam Olivier Messiaen” Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.6, S.244/6

Semi Final Scarlatti Sonata in G major K.146, L.349 Sonata in D major, K.491 L.164 Liszt Ballade No.2, S.171 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Final Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

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Second Stage

Semi Final Scarlatti Sonata in A major, K.208 Beethoven Sonata No.15 in D major, Op.28 “Pastorale” Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178

Final Beethoven Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58

Second Stage Falla Fantasía Bética Ravel La valse Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op.13

Semi Final Beethoven Sonata in C major, Op.53 Debussy Préludes (Book I) No.10 “Cathédrale Engloutie” Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.82 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18


CÉLIA ONETO BENSAID 23

ALEXANDER PANFILOV 26

France

HYO-EUN PARK 20

Russia

South Korea

Studied at Conservatoire de Paris Teachers Claire Désert and Ami Flammer Prizes and Awards 3rd Prize Gabriel Fauré International Piano Competition, 2014; 1st prize and Audience Prize Claude Bonneton International Piano Competition, 2012

Studied at Royal Northern College of Music Teacher Graham Scott Prizes and Awards 1st Prize Accademia Musicale Romana, 2014; 1st Prize James Mottram International Piano Competition, 2014; 1st Prize International Piano Competition “Arcangelo Speranza”, Taranto 2013

Studied at Seoul National University Teacher Prof. Hie-Yon Choi Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize Eumyeon Music Competition, 2013; 1st Prize Samick Seiler Piano Competiton, 2012

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Haydn Sonata in F major, Hob.XVI:23 Liszt Transcendental Études, S.139 No.10 Dutilleux Sonata, Op.1 – III. Choral et variations

Beethoven Fantasia, Op.77 Chopin Ballade No.2 in F major, Op.38 Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux, Op.39 No.1 in C minor No.2 in A minor No.6 in A minor

Liszt Transcendental Études, S.139 No.10 Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op.57 “Appassionata”

Second Stage Bach English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808 Faure Thème et variations, Op.73 Schumann Sonata in G minor, Op.22

Semi Final Chopin Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 Janáček Sonata 1.X.1905 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin

Final Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37

Second Stage Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Debussy Estampes

Semi Final Brahms Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30

Second Stage Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit – No. 3 Scarbo Chopin Sonata in B minor, Op.58

Semi Final Haydn Sonata in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52 Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 No.7 Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata

Final Beethoven Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58

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JOO HYEON PARK 27

DREW PETERSEN 21

South Korea

VITALY PISARENKO 28

USA

Russia

Studied at Hochschule Für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover Teachers Arie Vardi, Hung-Kuan Chen, Claude Frank and Karl-Heinz Kämmerling Prizes and Awards Semi-Finalist Geneva Music Competition in Switzerland 2014; Semi-Finalist Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium 2013

Studied at Harvard University Teacher Jerome Lowenthal Prizes and Awards Recipient of the 2012 Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship

Studied at The Royal College of Music Teachers Boris Petrushansky and Dmitri Alexeev Prizes and Awards Winner of Royal College of Music Concerto Competition 2013

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Mozart Sonata, K.280 Chopin Scherzo, No.3 Op.39 Scarlatti Sonata, K.84 and K.513 Chopin Impromptu, Op.36

Bach English Suite No.1 in A major, BWV 806 Liszt 3 Études de concert, S.144 – No.2 La leggierezza Transcendental Étude No.4 in D minor, S.139 ‘Mazeppa’

Beethoven Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 “Pathétique” Saint-Saëns-Liszt Danse Macabre, Op.40

Second Stage Schumann Kreisleriana, Op.16 Chopin Nocturne, Op.62 No.1

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Chopin 24 Preludes, Op.28 Beethoven Sonata, Op.109

Final Chopin Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11

Schumann Humoreske, Op. 20 Barber Sonata in E Flat major, Op. 26

Bach-Siloti Prelude in B minor, BWV 855a Haydn Sonata E minor, Hob.XVI:34 Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux, Op.39

Semi Final

Semi Final

Messiaen Prelude No.1, ‘La Colombe’ Prelude No.6 ‘Cloches d’angoisse et larmes d’adieu’ Ravel Sonatine Carter Sonata Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Liszt Rondeau fantastique sur un thème espagnol ‘La Contrabandista’, S.252

Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Ravel Miroirs Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.82

Second Stage

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1

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Second Stage

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30


COSTANZA PRINCIPE 22

STEPHANIE PROOT 28

Italy

MIHAI RITIVOIU 26

Belgium

Romania

Studied at Royal Academy of Music Teacher Christopher Elton Prizes and Awards Sydney Perry Award, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund 2014

Studied at Hochschule für Darstellende Kunst und Musik, Frankfurt Teacher Lev Natochenny Prizes and Awards 1st Prize at the Neue Sterne Piano Competition in Wernigerode 2012; 1st Prize at the Massarosa International Piano Competition 2012

Studied at Guildhall School of Music & Drama Teacher Joan Havill Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize Tunbridge Wells International Young Concerts Artists Competition

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven 12 Variations on the Russian Dance from the Ballet ‘Das Waldmädchen’, WoO.71 Schumann Toccata in C major, Op.7 Rachmaninov Moments musicaux No.1 Andantino No.2 Allegretto

Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K.1 Sonata in D minor, K.213 Haydn Sonata in E major, Hob. XVI:31 Dutilleux Sonata, Op.1 – III. Choral et variations

Mozart Sonata in A minor, K.310 Liszt Années de pèlerinage I, S.160 No.4 Au bord d’une source Ravel Gaspard de la nuit – No.3 Scarbo

Second Stage Beethoven Sonata C major, Op.53 ‘Waldstein’ Janáček Sonata 1.X.1905 Scriabin Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.23

Semi Final Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971 Schumann Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.11 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Stevenson Peter Grimes Fantasy Ravel La valse

Final

Second Stage Beethoven Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.8, S.244/8 Scriabin Sonata No.3 in F sharp minor, Op.23

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Schubert Sonata No.21 in B flat major, D.960 Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.82

Final Brahms Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.30

Second Stage Schubert Sonata in C minor, D.958 Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op.61 Messiaen Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus No.10 Regard de l’Esprit de joie

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Enescu Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.24, No.1 Schumann Toccata in C major, Op.7 Fantasie in C major, Op.17

Final Prokofiev Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

Prokofiev Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16

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TAMILA SALIMDJANOVA 23

NIKOLAI SARATOVSKY 28

Uzbekistan

MENG-SHENG SHEN 24

Russia

Taiwan

Studied at Moscow Conservatory Teachers Irina Plotnikova and Dmitry Alexeev Prizes and Awards 3rd Prize BNDES International Piano Competition, Brazil 2012; Winner Massarosa International Piano Competition, 2013

Studied at Moscow Conservatory Teacher Elena Richter Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize and Audience Prize at International Piano Competition “Arcangelo Speranza” Taranto, Italy 2014; 2nd Prize at International Piano Competition “Spanish Composers” Madrid, Spain 2013

Studied at the Juilliard School Teachers Jerome Lowenthal and Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky Prizes and Awards 1st Prize Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards 2014; Cleveland International Piano Competition Diploma 2013; 2nd Prize Juilliard Rachmaninov Concerto Competition 2012

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Haydn Sonata E flat major, Hob.XVI:52 Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514

Beethoven Sonata No.23, Op.57 “Appassionata” Schumann-Liszt Widmung Bizet-Horowitz Carmen Variations

Bach French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV 816 Chopin Variations on “Là ci darem la mano”, Op.2

Second Stage Schubert Sonata No.13 in A major, D.664 Debussy Estampes Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.12 Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58

Final Chopin Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21

Second Stage Schubert Impromptu No.3 in G flat major, Op.90 Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op.42 Ravel Sonatine Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254

Semi Final Brahms Sonata No.2, Op.2 Bach-Rachmaninov Sonata for Violin in E major Prelude, Gavotte and Gigue Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev Sarcasms, Op. 17 Schumann Abegg Variations, Op. 1 Tchaikovsky-Feinberg Scherzo from Symphony No.6

Final Prokofiev Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

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Second Stage Haydn Fantasia in C major, Hob.XVII:4 Schubert Two Impromptus, Op.90 No.2 E flat major No.3 G flat major Dallapiccola Sonatina canonica su Capricci di Niccolò Paganini Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op.58

Semi Final Medtner Fairy Tale No.1 in B flat minor, Op.28 Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op.111 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178

Final Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini, Op.43


CHANG-YONG SHIN 21

JEUNG BEUM SOHN 24

South Korea

South Korea

SZUYU SU 17 Taiwan

Studied at Curtis Institute of Music Teacher Robert McDonald Prizes and Awards Winner of the C.Bechstein & Samik music competition

Studied at University of Music and Performing arts, Munich Teacher Prof. Arnulf von Arnim Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize (1st Prize was not conferred) of George Enescu International Competition 2011; 2nd Prize Val Tidone International Music Competition; 4th Prize Seoul International Music Competition

Has not yet reached University age Teacher Grace Chung Prizes and Awards 12th Prize International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, 2012; 2nd prize 16th Hongkong Asia Piano Open Competition Liszt Class, 2012

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Mozart Sonata No. 18 in D major, K.576 Chopin Scherzo No.4 in E major, Op.54 Liszt Transcendental Étude No.10 in F minor, S.139

Haydn Sonata in B minor, Hob.XVI:32 Tchaikovsky Dumka, Op.59 Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31

Second Stage

Second Stage

Haydn Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:50 Schumann Humoresque, Op.20

Chopin Études, Op.25 Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Bach French suite No.5 in G major, BWV 816 Liszt Transcendental Étude No.5, S.139 “Feux Follets” Chopin Étude No.12 in C minor, Op.10 “Revolutionary” Chopin Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52

Semi Final

Semi Final

Granados Goyescas, Op.11 – ‘Los Requiebros’ Beethoven Sonata in A major, Op.101 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K.397/385g Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.784 Ravel Miroirs – No.4 Alborada del Gracioso Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

Final Brahms Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15

Second Stage Schumann Arabesque, Op.18 Mendelssohn Fantasie, Op.28 Liebermann Gargoyles, Op.29 Rachmaninov Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36

Semi Final Prokofiev Prelude in C major, Op.12 No.7 Beethoven Sonata in E flat major, Op.7 Scriabin Fantasie, Op.28 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58

Final Chopin Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11

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JUN SUN 26

YUTONG SUN 19

China

NATTAPOL TANTIKARN 28

China

Thailand

Studied at Manhattan School of music Teacher Prof. Marc Silverman Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize Young Concert Artists International Audition Competition 2013; 1st Prize Crescendo International Music Competition 2012

Studied at New England Conservatory of Music, USA Teachers Prof. Izolda V. Zemskova, Prof. Hua Chang and Prof. Alexander Korsantia Prizes and Awards 1st prize and gold metal 54th International Piano Competition Prize “JAEN”, 2012; 2nd Prize New Orleans International Piano Competition For Young Artists, 2011

Studied at University of Oregon Teacher Dean Kramer Prizes and Awards Special Prize in the 63rd Wideman International Piano Competition, 2014

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Bach Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825 Debussy Préludes (Book II) – No.12 Feux d’artifice Bartók Sonata, Sz.80

Liszt Transcendental Étude No.10 in F minor, S.139 Chopin Étude in C major Op.10, No.1 Beethoven Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57

Second Stage

Second Stage

Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 Chopin Ballade No.2 in F major, Op.38 Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau Op.39 No.9 in D major No.5 in E flat minor

Mozart Rondo in D major, K.485 Liszt 12 Lieder von Franz Schubert, S.558 No.8 Gretchen am spinnrade Müllerlieder von Franz Schubert, S.565 No.2 Der Müller und der Bach 12 Lieder von Franz Schubert, S.558 No.4 Erlkönig Mussorgsky Pictures at an exhibition

Semi Final Bach French Suite No.3 in B minor, BWV 814 Chopin Nocturne in E flat major, Op.55 Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op.63 Mazurka in C major, Op.67 Mazurka in A minor, Op.67 Ballade in F minor, Op.52 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev Sonata in B flat major, Op.84

Final Brahms Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15

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Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178 Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux, Op.33 – No.5 in D minor Bach-Busoni Chaconne D minor, BWV 1004

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Ligeti Étude No.13, L’escalier du diable Schubert Fantasy in C major D.760, “Wandererfantasie” Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

Second Stage Brahms Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op.24 Ravel Miroirs – No.4 Alborada Del Gracioso Schumann-Liszt Widmung Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole, S.254

Semi Final Beethoven Variations and fugue in E flat major, Op.35 ‘Erocia’ Bizet/Horowitz Carmen Variations Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A Major, Op.82

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18


ARSENY TARASEVICH-NIKOLAEV 22

ANNA TCYBULEVA 25

Russia

ZHU TONG-TONG 21

Russia

China

Studied at Moscow Conservatory Teacher Sergey Dorensky Prizes and Awards 2nd Prize at the Grieg International Piano Competition 2014

Studied at Basel Music Academy Teacher Prof. Claudio Martinez Mehner Prizes and Awards 1st Prize 5th Gilels International Piano Competition, 2012; 4th Prize 3rd Takamatsu International Piano Competition, 2014

Studied at Central Conservatory of Music, China Teachers Shao Dan and Wu Ying Prizes and Awards Winner of Yamaha Asian Music Scholarship 2013

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, Op.27, No.2 Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.27, No.1 Waltzes, Op.34 No.1 Vivace in A flat major No.2 Lento in A minor

Beethoven Fantasia for Piano, Op.77 Schumann 8 Novelletten, Op.21 No.1 in F major No.2 in D major Saint-Saëns 6 Études, Op.52 – No.6 Étude en forme de valse

Mozart Sonata No.15 in F major, K.533 Liszt Ballade No.2, S.171

Second Stage Chopin Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35 Debussy L’isle Joyeuse, L.106 Ravel Gaspard de la nuit

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Scriabin Vers la Flamme, Op.72 Rachmaninov Moments musicaux, Op.16 Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.82

Final Chopin Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11

Second Stage CPE Bach Sonata in B flat major, Wq.48.2/H.25 Brahms 7 Fantasien, Op.116 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.12, S.244/12

Semi Final Scarlatti Sonata in C major, K.513 ‘Pastorale’ Schubert Fantasie in C major, D.760 “Wanderer Fantasy” Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Debussy Préludes (Book I) No.2 Voiles No.7 Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest No.12 Minstrels Préludes (Book II) – No.12 Feux d’artifice Shostakovich 12 Preludes, Op.34

Second Stage Beethoven Sonata No.6 in E flat major, Op.81a Schumann Kreisleriana, Op.16 Prokofiev Sarcasms, Op.17

Semi Final Chopin 24 Preludes, Op.28 Scriabin Sonata No.3 in F sharp minor, Op.23 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’

Final Beethoven Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58

Final Brahms Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.83

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LUKÁŠ VONDRÁČEK 28

CHUN WANG 25

Czech Republic

YUN WEI 21

China

China

Studied at New England Conservatory of Music, Boston Teachers Hung-Kuan Chen and Vladimir Ashkenazy Prizes and Awards 1st Prize San Marino International Piano Competition, Italy 2012; 1st Prize UNISA International Piano Competition, 2012

Studied at the Juilliard School Teacher Robert McDonald Prizes and Awards 3rd Prize UNISA Piano Competition, Pretoria 2008

Studied at the Juilliard School Teachers Man Wu, Xiao-feng Zheng, Chu-fang Huang and Robert McDonald Prizes and Awards 1st Prize Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, 2012; Received Gina Bachauer scholarship at Juilliard School

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, WoO.80 Prokofiev Sonata in B flat major, Op.83

Haydn Sonata in E major, Hob.XVI:31 Schumann Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.22 Albéniz Navarra

Haydn Sonata in A flat major, Hob.XVI:43 Ravel Gaspard de la nuit

Second Stage Smetana Three Czech Dances Scriabin Sonata in F sharp major, Op.30 Suk Love Song, Op.7 No.1 Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op.13

Semi Final Mozart Sonata in C major, K.330 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Chopin Nocturne in C minor, Op.48 No.1 Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op.5

Final Brahms Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.83

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Second Stage Schubert Sonata No.18 in G major, D.894 Debussy Pour le Piano, L.95

Semi Final Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178 Brahms 7 Fantasien, Op.116

Final Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op.16

Second Stage Bartók Suite, Op.14 Beethoven Sonata No.29 in B flat major, Op.106 “Hammerklavier”

Semi Final JS Bach Partita No.4 in D major, BWV 828 Shostakovich Selection from Preludes, Op.34 Schumann Carnival, Op.9 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30


JAEYEON WON 27

CHIYAN WONG 26

South Korea

YUCHONG WU 19

China / Hong Kong

China

Studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”, Leipzig Teachers Pavel Gililov, Choong Mo Kang and Claudio Martínez Mehner Prizes and Awards 1st Prize at International Piano Competition“Cidade de Ferrol” 2014; 5th Prize at International Contest Long Thibaud 2012

Studied at Royal Academy of Music Teachers Christopher Elton and Naji Hakim Prizes and Awards Recipient of the Postgraduate Performance Award by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the ABRSM Macklin Bursary; 1st Prize at the Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition 2011

Studied at the Juilliard School Teacher Robert McDonald Prizes and Awards 1st Prize Beethoven Concerto Competition Piano Texas, 2011; Special Jury Award and Audience Prize Sendai International Piano Competition, 2013

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven Sonata in E flat major, Op.27 No.1 Rachmaninov Etude No.6 in A minor, Op.39 Scriabin Fantaisie in B minor, Op.28

Wagner-Brassin Feuerzauber aus Die Walküre, WWV 86B Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op.111

Haydn Sonata in B minor, Hob.XVI:32 Schumann Noveletten, Op.21 No.8 in F sharp minor Chopin Waltzes, Op.64 No.3 in A flat major Chopin Scherzo No.3, Op.39

Second Stage Haydn Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:48 Chopin Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Semi Final Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K.475 Bartók “Out of Doors”, Sz.81 BB.89 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Schumann Humoreske, Op.20 Prokofiev 4 Pieces, Op.4 – No.4 Suggestion diabolique

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

Second Stage Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16 Franck Prélude, Choral et Fugue, Op. 21

Semi Final Schubert-Godowsky Winterreise, D. 911 ‘Gute Nacht’ Hough Sonata No.2 ‘Notturno Luminoso’ Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Liszt Sonata in B minor, S.178

Final Liszt Concerto No.2 in A major, S.125

Second Stage Bach French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV 816 Schumann Carnaval, Op.9 Chopin Mazurkas, Op.17 Ravel La valse

Semi Final Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K.213 Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58 Britten Night piece ‘Notturno’ Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Final Rachmaninov Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

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ZHENYI WU 21

YUANFAN YANG 18

China

JOON YOON 22

United Kingdom

South Korea

Studied at Universität der Künste Teacher Prof. Mitzi Meyerson Prizes and Awards 1st Prize Beijing Piano Competition, 2010

Studied at Chetham’s School of Music Teacher Dr Murray McLachlan Prizes and Awards 1st Prize Cleveland International Young Artists’ Piano Competition, 2015; 1st Prize International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, Weimar 2014; 1st Prize Keyboard Category BBC Young Musician, 2012

Studied at Yale School of Music Teacher Melvin Chen Prizes and Awards Medalist Concurs International de Musica Maria Canals de Barcelona, 2014; Winner Piano Texas Festival Concerto Competition, 2011

First Stage

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven Sonata in G major Op.31, No.1 Ravel Gaspard de la nuit No.1 Ondine

Haydn Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:50 Y. Yang The Haunted Bell Liszt La Campanella

Bach French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 Beethoven Sonata in F sharp major, Op. 78 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op.35

Second Stage

Second Stage

Schubert Impromptu, Op.142 – No.3 in B flat major Debussy Préludes (Book II) No.3 La puerta del vino No.7 La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune No.10 Canope Y. Yang Waves Schumann Carnaval, Op.9

Schubert Sonata in A minor, D. 845 Granados Goyescas, Op.11 – ‘Quejas, o La Maja y el ruiseñor’ Ravel La valse

Second Stage Liszt Années de pèlerinage I, S.160 No.6 Vallée d’Obermann Chopin Polonaise-fantaisie in A flat major, Op.61 Schubert Fantasy in C major, D.760 “Wandererfantasie”

Semi Final Mozart 12 Variations on ´Ah, vous dirai-je maman´, K.265 Debussy Images (Book I & II) Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Schumann Sonata in G minor, Op.22

Final Beethoven Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.58

Semi Final Beethoven Sonata No.4 in E flat major, Op. 7 Chopin Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 Y. Yang The Sun Sinks Beyond the Mountain Ridge Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83

Final Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op.16

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Semi Final Beethoven Sonata in E major, Op.109 Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux, Op.39 No.1 in C minor No.5 in E flat minor No.9 in D major Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op.82

Final Brahms Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15


MASARU YOSHITAKE 29

YUNQING ZHOU 26

Japan

China

Studied at University of Arts, Berlin Teacher Prof. Jacques Rouvier Prizes and Awards Semi-Finalist Geneva International Music Competition, 2014; Medalist Concurs International de Musica Maria Canals de Barcelona, 2014

Studied at The Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School Teacher Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald Prizes and Awards Winner Young Concert Artists International Auditions, 2013

First Stage

First Stage

Beethoven Sonata in E flat major, Op.27 No.1 Debussy Étude No.1, pour les cinq doigts d’après Monsieur Czerny Étude No.11, Pour Les Arpèges Composés Étude No.5, Pour Les Octaves

Haydn Sonata No.59 in E flat Major, Hob.VI:49 Scriabin Preludes, Op.11 – No.11 in B major Fantaisie in B minor, Op.28

Second Stage Mozart Sonata in C major, K.330 Messiaen Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jésus No.14 “Regard de l’Espirit de joie” Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Semi Final Schumann Humoreske, Op.20 Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Prokofiev Sonata No.8 in B flat major, Op.84

Final Prokofiev Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

Second Stage Liszt Isoldens Liebestod: Schluβszene aus Tristan und Isolde (Wagner) S.447 Rachmaninov 10 Preludes Op.23 No.1 in F sharp minor No.2 in B flat major No.4 in D major No.6 in E flat major No.10 in G flat major Prokofiev Sonata No.8 in B flat major, Op.84

Semi Final Scarlatti Sonata in E major, K.380 Sonata in D minor, K.9 Liszt Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173 No.3 Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude Ravel La valse Britten Night Piece ‘Notturno’ Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No.2, Op.36

Final Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini, Op.43

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