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Peter Klimo

Name Peter Klimo Prize Second Prize
Nationality United States Birth year 1990

 "A player of great warmth and affection who is clearly in deep emotional contact with the music." – from the jury report

On 8 November 2014 Peter Klimo (United States, 1990) won Second Prize at the 10th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht. He received his prize in the main hall of TivoliVredenburg, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima. During the Finals he performed Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 in E flat major with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of James Gaffigan.

As a Prize winner of the Liszt Competition Klimo will embark on an extensive concert tour, taking him all over the world. As early as the morning after the Finals in Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg he made his debut to a packed Spiegelzaal in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Peter Klimo studied with Nelita True at Eastman School of Music in New York and with Peter Frankl at Yale School of Music in New Haven. He is currently continuing his studies with Tamás Ungár at Texas Christian University. Aside from recitals, Peter enjoys performing as a lied accompanist and with chamber music ensembles. His performance during a masterclass given by Graham Johnson enabled him to take private lessons in lied accompaniment and chamber music with Jean Barr. In 2011 he won First Prize at the Eastman Piano Concerto Competition and a year later Second Prize for pianist accompanists at the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, which is held annually at Eastman. He has performed in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and during festivals such as the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival.

As a prize winner Klimo will work with renowned orchestras such as the St. Petersburg State Academic Capella Symphony Orchestra and the Belenus Quartett (winner of Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne Competition). The tour includes the following countries: United States, Russia, Brazil, South Korea, Lithuania, Hungary, Austria and the Netherlands.

www.peterklimo.com

IMPORTANT DATES & INTERNATIONAL SELECTION ROUNDS 2017

01
December

Deadline for application

07-08
February

Selection Rounds New York

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10-12
February

Selection Rounds Utrecht

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14-15
February

Selection Rounds Moscow

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17-18
February

Selection Rounds Tokyo

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06
March

The 14 Semi-Finalists will be announced

International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2017

08-09
October

Semi Finals I

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11-12
October

Semi Finals II

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14-15
October

Semi Finals III

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18
October

Finals Solo

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21
October

Finals Gala
with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

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22
October

Prize winners Concert
in The Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

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Prize winners of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition:

Martyn van den Hoek, Gregorio Nardi (1986), Enrico Pace, Wibi Soerjadi (1989), Sergey Pashkevich (1992), Igor Roma (1996), Masaru Okada, Yundi Li (1999), Jean Dubé (2002), Yingdi Sun, Christiaan Kuyvenhoven (2005), Vitaly Pisarenko, Nino Gvetadze (2008), Masataka Goto, Olga Kozlova (2011) en Mariam Batsashvili (2014).

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Besides the International Piano Competition held every three years, the Liszt Competition also hosts a number of other concerts and events.

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