The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which takes place every four years and gathers the premier talents from across the world, ended recently (it ran from May 22 to June 7 in Fort Worth, Texas). Here are the results:
1st: A tie between
Nobuyuki Tsuji. In the final recital portion of the competition he performed Beethoven's Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"; Chopin's Berceuse, Op. 57; Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; while in the final concerto portion he performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor (Op. 11) and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (Op. 18)
Haochen Zhang. Final recital: Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24; Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit and final concerti: Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466; Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Anyone with even a remote interest in classical music should definitely check out the performances here: http://www.cliburn.tv it only takes 2 minutes to download the silverlight program required to stream them. Congratulations to the winners and enjoy!