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Liszt Competition 2020

The Liszt Competition 2020 unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Participants

After selection rounds in Shanghai, Moscow, Utrecht and New York the following fourteen pianists were selected for the competition.

Leonardo Pierdomenico, Italy
Irina Chistiakova, Russia
Ivan Vihor, Croatia
Tamta Magradze, Georgia
Hang Zhong, China
Nicola Pantani, Italy
Minkyu Kim, South Korea
Andrew Yiangou, United Kingdom
Priscila Navarro, Peru
Yeon-Min Park, South Korea
Anton Yashkin, Russia
Asagi Nakata, Japan
Matyáš Novák, Czech Republic
Viktoria Baskakova, Russia


Alternative: online audience award

As an alternative for the competition an online audience award has been set up. Based on online video recordings of all fourteen selected pianists the audience could vote. No fewer than 6.019 people from 71 countries voted for the Online Audience Award 2020. Tamta Magradze from Georgia won with a large majority of the votes. In addition to a cash prize of € 1000, she will receive a concert tour with performances in Weimar, Bayreuth, Budapest and Utrecht.

Jury 

The selection rounds were held in Shanghai, Moscow, Utrecht and New York in August and September 2019. Participants were jugded by the selection jury, consisting of former prize winners: Jean Dubé, Christiaan Kuyvenhoven and Mariangela Vacatello.

Andrea Bonatta, Italy
Frederic Chiu, United States
Janina Fialkowska, Canada
Nino Gvetadze, Georgia
Leslie Howard, United Kingdom
Cyprien Katsaris, France/Cyprus
Igor Roma, Italy
Wibi Soerjadi, The Netherlands

Press Jury

The press prize is awarded by an international press jury for the best recital during the third round.

Chairman: Merlijn Kerkhof, Volkskrant (The Netherlands)
Serhan Bali, Andante (Turkey)
Christo Lelie, Piano Bulletin (The Netherlands)
Yoh Morioka, Chopin magazine (Japan)
Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone / International Piano (United Kingdom)
Taehyung Ryu, Auditorium (South Korea)
Wenneke Savenije, De Nieuwe Muze (The Netherlands)
Eric Schoones, Pianist / International Piano (The Netherlands)
Laurence Vittes, Bachtrack / Seen and Heard International (United States)
Liu Ye, Piano Artistry (China)

Prizes

First Prize
€ 20.000,- and a Career Development Programme
Second Prize
€ 12.500,- and a Career Development Programme.
Third Prize
€ 7.500,- and a Career Development Programme.

Career Development Programme for all three Prize Winners, valued at more than 300,000 Euro including:
- international concert tour following directly after the Competition
- coaching and training opportunities
- promotion support (website, cds, etc.)
- up to three years of concert management

Audience Award
€ 3.000,- awarded by the audience for the best pianist during the finals
Press Prize
€ 3.000,- awarded by the International Press Jury for the best recital programme during recital 3 (Transcriptions) at 21 and 22 March 2020
Henk de By Junior Jury Award
€ 1.500,- awarded by the Junior Jury for the best recital programme during recital 3 (Transcriptions) at 21 and 22 March 2020

Repertoire

A PDF version of the repertoire 2020 can be downloaded here.

Rules & Regulations

The rules & regulations of 2020 can be viewed here.

Liszt Competition 2017

Participants

Sergey Belyavskiy, Russia
Wouter Bergenhuizen, The Netherlands
Leon Bernsdorf, Germany
Michelle Candotti, Italy
Han Chen, Taiwan
Jenny Chen, Taiwan
Ran Feng, China
Minsoo Hong, South Korea Second Prize
Jan Hugo, South Africa
Dina Ivanova, Russia Third Prize
Yonghwan Jeong, South Korea
Asagi Nakata, Japan
Alexander Ullman, United Kingdom First Prize
Ayumu Yamanaka, Japan

Jury

The International Selection Rounds were held in New York, Utrecht, Moscow and Tokyo in February 2017. Participants were jugded by the International Selection Jury, consisting of former prize winners  Nino Gvetadze, Michael Lewin, Igor Roma and Yingdi Sun.

Participants selected to the competition were judged by the international jury:

Dmitri Alexeev, Russia
Andrea Bonatta, Italy
Frederic Chiu, United States
Janina Fialkowska, Canada
Peter Frankl, Hungary
Markus Groh, Germany
Leslie Howard, United States
Joop Daalmeijer, The Netherlands (non-voting chairman)

International press jury

Akemi Alink, Japan (Chopin Magazine)
Carsten Durer, Germany (Piano News)
Stuart Isacoff, United States (Wall Street Journal)
Jeremy Nicholas, United Kingdom (Gramophone / International Piano)
Christo Lelie, chairman, The Netherlands (Trouw)
Taehyung Ryu, South Korea (Auditorium)
Eric Schoones, The Netherlands (Pianist / International Piano)
Liu Ye, China (Piano Artistry)
Anneke Leliefeld, secretary

Junior jury

The Henk de By Junior Jury Award is awarded by the junior jury for the best recital during the third semi-final round. The junior jury consists of Dutch piano talent between the ages of 13 and 17, all winners of national piano competitions. 

Julius Backer, 14 years
Maxim Heijmerink, 17 years
Aidan Mikdad, 15 years
Radu Ratering, 13 years
Youp Schyns, 15 years
Mischa van Tijn, 16 years
Nino Gvetadze, chairman

Prizes

First Prize
€ 20.000,- and a Career Development Programme
Second Prize
€ 12.500,- and a Career Development Programme.
Third Prize
€ 7.500,- and a Career Development Programme.

Career Development Programme for all three Prize Winners, valued at more than 300,000 Euro including:
- international concert tour following directly after the Competition
- coaching and training opportunities
- promotion support (website, cds, etc.)
- up to three years of concert management

Capgemini Audience Award
€ 3.000,- awarded by the audience for the best pianist during both Finals
Press Prize
€ 3.000,- awarded by the International Press Jury for the best recital programme during the third semi final round
Henk de By Junior Jury Award
€ 3.000,- awarded by the Junior Jury for the best recital programme during the third semi final round