Tuesday, September 06, 2005

News from the Busoni Competition

The Busoni International Competition has announced the winners. The first prize winner is something a of suprise, at least to me, as his performance at the Cliburn didn't get him beyond the semi-finals. They are:

1st prize. Giuseppe Andaloro (Italy)

2nd Prize Mariangela Vacatello (Italy)

3rd Prize Hye-Jin Kim (South Korea)

Spencer Myer who generated excitement (despite not winning) at the Cleveland Competition doesn't leave Italy entirely empty handed. He recieved an audience "recognition" award.

Details and more here and here.

You can download and listen to Andaloro playing the Beethoven 4th Piano Concerto here on ClassicCat.


Anonymous said...

Andaloro is going to Chopin Competition in Poland this september

Bart Collins said...

Thanks for the heads-up!

This year's Chopin should be a really good one! And tought for the judges!

Anonymous said...

I know because I am one of the 333 competitors in Warsaw this year. I am really scared to play there and be compared to such great pianists!