Piano Section Rules


The Piano Competition consists of two eliminatory Rounds, the Semifinal and the Final – concert with orchestra.
The drawing of lots will take place on September 16th, 2014.
The First Round (eliminatory) will take place on September 17th, 18th and 19th, 2014.
The Second Round (eliminatory) will take place on September 21st and 22nd, 2014.
The Semifinal will take place on September 24th, 2014.
The Rehearsal with the orchestra for the Final Round will take place on September 26th, 2014.
The Final Round will take place on September 27th, 2014.
The awards will be announced by the Competition Secretariat after the Final Round of the George Enescu International Piano Competition.


First Round

1. Bach : One Prelude and Fugue chosen by the competitor from the „Well Tempered Clavier“ (Book I; Book II)

2. A work chosen by the competitor among:

A Piano Sonata composed by Haydn
A Piano Sonata composed by Mozart
Three Piano Sonatas composed by Scarlatti

3. An Etude chosen by the competitor among:


4. An Etude chosen by the competitor among:


Second Round

1. A Piano Sonata composed by Beethoven chosen by the competitor (except op. 10/1, op. 14/1, op. 14/2, op. 49/1, op. 49/2, op. 78, op. 90, op.106)

2. A work composed by a romantic composer among : Schumann, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, Chopin, Mendelssohn–Bartholdy or Franck.


1. A work composed by Enescu chosen by the competitor among:

Piano Suite in D major
Piano Sonata in F# minor, op.24 no.1
Piano Sonata in D major, op.24 no.3

2. A work from the 20th Century chosen by the competitor, composed by the following composers: Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Skriabin, Debussy, Ravel, Bartók, Janacek etc. (except etudes composed by Rachmaninov and Skriabin)

A Concerto for Piano and Orchestra chosen by the competitor among: Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Grieg, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov (Concerto no. 2 or no.3), Prokofiev (Concerto no. 2) or Bartók (Concerto no. 3).

  • liculesuc

    Adela Liculescu

    Romania – born on August 4, 1993 – currently studying at the University of Music Vienna, class of Prof. Martin Hughes – recitals on venues in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Venice, Gdansk, Bucharest, Cluj – master classes with Walter Krafft, Diana Ketler, Konstantin Lifschitz, Carlos Roque Alsina, Jacques Rouvier, Csiky Boldizsar – SoNoRo scholarship in 2010,… Read more »

  • akihito-okuda

    Akihito Okuda

    Japan – born on January 20, 1985 – graduated the University of Arts in Zurich (class of Prof. Homero Francesch) and University of Arts in Berlin; he is currently studying at the Humboldt University in Berlin – concerts with international orchestras from Osaka, Berlin, Bratislava etc., on venues in Germany, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Bulgaria,… Read more »

  • albertina-eunju

    Albertina Eunju Song

    South Korea – born on February 3, 1984 – she graduated the Yonsei University in Seoul, has a master’s degree from the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (Prof. Andrzej Ratusinski); she is currently studying chamber music at the same institution in Stuttgart, with Prof. Florian Wiek – performed with orchestras in Italy,… Read more »

  • aleksandr-shaikin

    Aleksandr Shaikin

    Russia – born on July 10, 1987 – studying at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg (Prof. Pavel Gililov class). He graduated The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2013 – Class Prof. Eliso Virsaladze) – recitals and concerts in Russia, Austria, Germany, Spain and others Awards 1st Prize – International Piano Competition Gubaidulina (Russia 2006) and International… Read more »

  • anatolii-kostiuchenko

    Anatolii Kostiuchenko

    Ukraine – born on December 28, 1992 – studies at the National Academy for Music “P. I. Tchaikovsky” in Kiev, class of Prof. Maria Aloe – concerts with the National Ukranian Philharmonic Orchestra – master classes with numerous pianists, N. Suk, V. Viardo, V. Mischouk, Grekhem Scott, V. Rudenko, M. Ferrati, A. Grynyuk, B. Bloch,… Read more »

  • andrey-stukalov

    Andrey Stukalov

    Russia – born on March 24, 1987 – graduated the Moscow State Conservatory (Prof. Sergey Dorensky) Awards 3rd Prize – International Piano Competition “Le Muse” (Naples – 2013) 2nd Prize – International Piano Competition Delia Steinberg (Madrid – 2012) 1st Prize – International Piano Competition Stefano Marizza (Trieste – 2011) Programme First Round J. S…. Read more »

  • antoniya-stoyanova

    Antoniya Stoyanova

    Bulgaria – born on 28 May 1984 – she graduated the National School of Music “Pancho Vladigerov” (Prof. Julia Nenova), bachelor and master’s degree – performed with Sofia Philharmonic, UAE – solo recitals and chamber music in Europa and Asia – master classes held by Paolo Police, Stela Dimitrova Bozhidar Noeva and others Awards 1st… Read more »

  • asuna yamanaka

    Asuna Yamanaka

    Japan – born on January 6, 1984 – studied at the Tokyo College of Music (class of Prof. Takashi Hironaka) – studied with great pianists and teachers: Gabriel Tacchino Michel Beroff, Klaus Schild Andrey Pisarev, Boris Petrushansky – recitals and concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg Awards Winnerof the Grand Prize in Music… Read more »

  • aurelia-visovan

    Aurelia Vișovan

    Romania – born on June 30, 1990 – currently studying at the University of Music in Vienna (Piano – prof Martin Hughes and harpsichord – Class Prof. Gordon Murray) – master classes held by Robert Levin, Stephen Hough, Gabriel AMIRAS, György Kurtág – recitals and concerts in Berlin, Dresden and Romania with orchestras such as… Read more »

  • balazs-demeny

    Balázs Demény

    Romania – born on March 3, 1989; – studies simultaneously in Budapest and Berlin, at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy, with Prof. Andras Kemenes, and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, for his master’s degree, with Prof. Pascal Devoyon; – recitals in Budapest, Berlin, Bucharest (he made his debut at the Romanian Atheneum), Bruxelles,… Read more »

  • bogdan-marian-nicola

    Bogdan Marian Nicola

    Romania – born on June 3, 1989 – bachelor and master’s degree from the Danish Royal Academy of Music, class of Prof. Niklas Sivelov; from September, he will continue his piano solo classes at the same institution, with a scholarship for exceptional results – solo and chamber music recitals and concerts with orchestras in Italy,… Read more »

  • cedric gremaud

    Cédric Gremaud

    Elveția – born on March 7, 1989. – graduated the Geneve Conservatory (prof. Dominic Weber) – master classes with Jean- Bernard Pommier, Dominique Merlet, Alexis Golovin, Krzysztof Jablonski, Marc Durand, Claudio Martinez- Mehner, Jeffrey Swann, Filippo Gamba, Blanca Uribe, Julian Martin, Robert Mcdonald, Andreas Schiff, Natalia Trull. Programme First round J. S. Bach – Prelude… Read more »

  • coral-solomon

    Coral Solomon

    Romania / Canada – born on June 15, 1993 – attends the Cleveland Institute of Music in the studio of Antonio Pomba-Baldi. Prior, she studied in Toronto with Dan Atanasiu – performed as soloist with Romanian Philharmonics including Timisoara, Sibiu, Brasov, Arad, Targu Mures, Bacau; as well as Canadian Orchestras including Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra Symphony… Read more »

  • cristian-mihai-dirnea

    Cristian–Mihai Dîrnea

    Romania – born on October 9, 1982 – Bachelor degree from the Bucharest University of Music, with Prof. Steluţa Radu – piano and Prof. Octavian Rădoi – chamber music; master’s degree in 2009 from the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory in Leipzig; he was awarded in 2010 a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now… Read more »

  • daniel-dascalu

    Daniel Dascălu

    Romania – born on September 14, 1991; – bachelor degree obtained at the Bucharest University of Music, Prof. Dana Borşan; – concerts and recitals in many Romanian towns as well as abroad (Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary) and participated in various artistic projects; – master classes with Martin Hughes, Mihaela Ursuleasa, Pascal Salomon, Walter Krafft, Csiky… Read more »

  • daniil-sayamov

    Daniil Sayamov

    Russia – born on November 23, 1983 – he graduated the Royal College of Music in London (Prof. D. Alexeev class) and the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of Prof. Vera Gornostaeva) – held solo recitals (Russia, USA, Canada, Israel, Switzerland, Germany, Austria) and concerts with Estonian Chamber Orchestra, State Symphony Capella of Russia and… Read more »

  • denys-shramko

    Denys Shramko

    Ukraine – born on April 23, 1987 – graduated the National Music Academy of Ukraine (Prof. T. Roschina) – master classes held by Bernd Goetzke, Brenno Ambrosini, Oxana Yablonskaya – solo recitals (Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain) and concerts with the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Krasnodar Philharmonic Awards 3rd Prize – International Piano Competition… Read more »

  • dinu alexandru mihailescu

    Dinu Alexandru Mihăilescu

    Romania – born on August 10, 1988 – currently studying at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva – class of Prof. Dominique Weber – master classes with Dimitri Bashkirov, Menahem Pressler, Julian Martin, Robert Mc Donald, Helmuth Deutsch; – recitals in Romania, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Poland and USA, concerts with the Symphonic Orchestra… Read more »

  • dmitry-ablogin

    Dmitry Ablogin

    Russia – born on February 1, 1989 – graduated The State Conservatory in Moscow (2007), class of Prof. Kira Shashkina, and the Gnessin Academy of Music, Prof. Vladimir Tropp – participated in numerous international piano and chamber music festivals – performances with the Chamber Music Orchestra “The Seasons” from Moscow, several orchestras from Novosibirsk and… Read more »

  • dmytro-pivnenko

    Dmytro Pivnenko

    Ukraine – born on February 14, 1988 – currently studying at the National Music Academy of Ukraine – master classes with B. Goetzke, L. Mikkola, A. Ljubimov, O. Yablonskaya Awards International Music Competition in Yalta (Ukraine – 2010) The Art of XXI century Competition (Finland – 2009) Programme First round J. S. Bach – Prelude… Read more »

  • litvintseva

    Ekaterina Litvintseva

    Russia – born on December 15, 1986 – graduated the Maimonides Classic Piano Academy in Moscow, where she studied with Viktor Derevyanko, Alexander Mndoyants and Ekaterina Derzhavina; in 2013 she earned a master’s degree from the Music and Dance Academy in Cologne, class of Prof. Nina Tichman – she performed with orchestras in Russia, Romania… Read more »

  • elisa dauria

    Elisa d'Auria

    Italy – born on May 21, 1983 – she graduated Conservatory in Milan and Haute École de Musique de Genève – piano master classes with Paul Badura Skoda, Aldo Ciccolini, Maria João Pires, François Joel Thiollier, Arie Vardi – recitals and performances in Europe, USA, South America and Asia Awards 1st Prize – “Bradshaw and… Read more »

  • emily-chiang

    Emily Chiang

    Canada – born on March 8, 1981 – bachelor diploma from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in 2005 and master diploma from the Indiana University in 2008; DMA in Piano Performance in 2013, at the University of Toronto; studied with Menahem Pressler, Arnaldo Cohen, Marietta Orlov – master classes with Angela Hewitt, Barry Douglas,… Read more »

  • evgeny-brakhman

    Evgeny Brakhman

    Russia – born on January 18, 1981 – graduated the Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory, class of Prof. Valery Starynin, and finished his postgraduate studies in 2003 at the State Conservatory in Moscow – numerous concerts with the Russian National Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Symphony – recitals at Scala in Milan, Tonhalle in Zurich,… Read more »

  • florian mitrea

    Florian Mitrea

    Romania – born on October 23, 1989 – graduated the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he obtained his bachelor degree with First Class Honours and Regency Award for exceptional results (2012) and his master’s degree with DipRAM (2014) – concerts in venues from Austria, UK, Romania, The Netherlands, South Korea – masterclasses and… Read more »

  • giulio-biddau

    Giulio Biddau

    Italy – born on February 16, 1985 – graduated L’École Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, class of Prof. Jean- Marc Luisada, and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, class of Prof. Perticaroli; he is studying now at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Prof. Fabio Bidini – numerous concerts… Read more »

  • guang-chen

    Guang Chen

    China – born on October 21, 1994 – he is studying at the Accademia Pianistica di Imola (Prof. Vovka Ashkenazy), and in 2012 he graduated piano, conducting and composition classes at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division – he is the student of Paul Badura-Skoda and Enrica Ciccarelli – numerous recitals and concerts in China, Italy,… Read more »

  • herin-sung

    Herin Sung

    South Korea – born on February 25, 1985 – studied at the University of Arts in Berlin – class of Prof. Mi Joo Lee – recitals and concerts both as a soloist and as a member of chamber groups in Korea, Germany and Switzerland Awards 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition “Hans von Bülow”… Read more »

  • ilya-rashkovskiy

    Ilya Rashkovskiy

    Russia – born on November 17, 1984 – he graduated Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (Prof. V. Krainev’s class) and École Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot” (Prof. M Rybicki’s class) – performed with the Russian State Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Kiev, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Czech National Orchestra and the New… Read more »

  • iulia-maria-marin

    Iulia Maria Marin

    Romania – born on July 30, 1991 – in 2014 she graduated Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied with Phillip Kawin; she will follow the master’s degree of the same institution; other teachers she studied with are Matti Raekallio, Laurie Carney, Viniciu Moroianu, Nina Lelchuk – she has been the soloist… Read more »

  • jackie-jaekyung-yoo

    Jackie Jaekyung Yoo

    South Korea – born on July 4, 1983 – currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music (class of Prof. Graham Scott) and Hochscule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (Class Prof. Markus Groh) – master classes with Pascal Roge, Pascal Devoyon, John O’Connor, Michel Beroff, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling – recitals and concerts in Korea,… Read more »

  • jenna-sung

    Jenna Sung

    South Korea – born on August 19, 1985 – currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (with Prof. Deniz Gelenbe and Gabriele Baldocci); graduated the Royal College of Music London (2013, Prof. Leon McCawley), Frederyk Chopin University of Music Warsaw (2011 – Prof. Jerzy Sterczynski) and Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin… Read more »

  • jeremy-chaulk

    Jeremy Chaulk

    Canada – born on March 25, 1982 – graduated the Hocheschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, he is pursuing doctoral studies at McGill University, where he studies with Kyoko Hashimoto, Alan Weiss, Richard Raymond – concerts and recitals in Belgium, Canada, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Mexico, Romania, Spain, USA – masterclasses with Stephen Hough, Jean-Phillipe Collard,… Read more »

  • josquin-otal

    Josquin Otal

    France – born on November 21, 1992 – he studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse – Paris, class of Prof. Anne Queffélec and Denis Pascal – master classes with Bruno Rigutto, Jean- Claude Pennetier, Arie Vardie, Jacques Rouvier Awards 3rd Prize and Contemporary Music Special Award – “Claude Bonneton” Competition (France)… Read more »

  • Solaun

    Josu De Solaun

    Spain – born on October 27, 1981; – he studied at the Manhattan School of Music (Bachelor, Master and PhD) with Nina Svetlanova and Horacio Gutiérrez; – has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra International, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Sinfonietta, Leos Janacek Symphony Orchestra – recorded… Read more »

  • kazuya-saito

    Kazuya Saito

    Japan – born on February 1, 1990 – he graduated the National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (2014 – Class prof. Michel Dalberto and Claire-Marie Le Guay) and the University of Music and Fine Arts in Tokyo (2012) – performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of France, or New Japan… Read more »

  • kirill lissijenko

    Kirill Lissijenko

    Estonia – born on June 29, 1986 – graduated the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2010, where he studied with Prof. Lilian Semper, Irina Zahharenkova, Age Juurikas; currently he studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, class of Prof. Hui-Ying liu-Tawaststjerna – frequent concerts in Estonia and Finland; collaboration with two local singers,… Read more »

  • Kirill Zvegintsov

    Ukraine – born on November 6, 1983 – graduated the Basel School of Music (class of Prof. Jürg Henneberger and Markus Weiss) and Hochschule der Künste in Bern (class of Prof. Thomas Herbut) – master classes with Robert Levin, Konstantin Lifshitz, Piotr Andreszewsky – recitals and concerts in Switzerland, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Brazil,… Read more »

  • lia-bibileishvili

    Lia Bibileishvili

    Georgia – born on September 21, 1988 – she graduated Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg – Class Prof. Franz Massinger and Volker Banfield. – piano master classes with Dmitry Bashkirov, Eliso Virsaladze, Ruvim Ostrovsky and Naum Starkman – solo recitals, chamber music and performances with orchestra Awards Award of Ministry of Culture and… Read more »

  • lilit-artemyan

    Lilit Artemyan

    Armenia – born July 17, 1985 – she graduated Yerevan State Conservatory – Class of Prof. Anahit Bogdanyan – PhD from the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia – recitals and concerts in Armenia Awards Winner of the Austro-Armenian Music Festival in Yerevan (2010) 2nd Prize – International Delphic Games (2004 – Moldova) 1st Prize… Read more »

  • madalina-claudia-danila

    Mădălina–Claudia Dănilă

    Romania – born on April 2, 1990 – graduated the Bucharest University of Music (bachelor degree), at the present she is following the masters programme at the same university with Prof. Sandru Sandrin – piano and Prof. Şerban – Dimitrie Soreanu – chamber music – she performed solo and chamber music recitals, as well as… Read more »

  • mamikon-nakhapetov

    Mamikon Nakhapetov

    Georgia – born on December 19, 1982 – bachelor and master’s degree from the State Conservatory in Tbilisi, where he studied with N. Gabunia and N. Khubutia; postgraduate studies at Hochschule fur Musik in Munich, with E. Virsaladze and H. Deutsch – since 2008, he teaches at the Hochschule fur Musik in Munich; he performed… Read more »

  • mateusz-rettner

    Mateusz Rettner

    Poland – born on January 21, 1990 – he graduated the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (religious music – organ), bachelor in musicology at the University of Warsaw and from 2011 he is studying composition and piano at the Academy of Music in Lodz – he participated in master classes held by Dmitry… Read more »

  • maya-matievich

    Maya Matievich

    Serbia – born on January 5, 1990 – currently studying at the Moscow Conservatory (class of Prof. Maria Bodo), and in 2010 she graduated the Faculty of Music in Belgrade; – master classes with Elisso Virsaladze, Jacques Rouvier, Igor Lazko, Andrei Diev, Piero Rattalino, Svetlana Bogino, and others Awards International Competition of young pianists Vuckovic… Read more »

  • mihairitivoiu

    Mihai Ritivoiu

    Romania – born on August 11, 1989 – now he is studying at Guildhall School of Music and Drama (master’s degree, class of Prof. Joan Havill). He graduated the National University of Music Bucharest (2012 – Class. Prof. Viniciu Moroianu) – master classes held by Emmanuel Ax (2013), Richard Goode (2012), Dominique Merlet (Salzburg –… Read more »

  • mihkel-poll

    Mihkel Poll

    Estonia – born on August 14, 1986 – studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Prof. Ronan O’Hara – he is currently following a PhD degree at the Estonian Academy for Music and Theater – recitals and concerts in many countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, France, Spain, Belgium, UK,… Read more »

  • mikhail-turpanov

    Mikhail Turpanov

    Russia – born on May 17, 1989 – studying at the Moscow State Conservatory (class of Prof. Mikhail Voskresensky and Nikolai Petrov) – master classes with Leif Ove Andsne, Pierre- Laurent Aimard, Dmitri Bashkirov, Vladimir Feltsman, Oksana Yablonskaya and others – recitals and concerts in Russia, France, Norway, Serbia – recorded CDs for Melodya, focusing… Read more »

  • monica-han

    Monica Han

    Canada – born on December 10, 1990 – Bachelor degree at the Mannes College of Music, New York, where she studied with Prof. Pavlina Dokovska; she is following a master’s degree at the University of British Columbia, dr. Sara Davis Buechner’s class – two concerts in 2014 with Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra; she performed recitals in… Read more »

  • nozomu-sugawara

    Nozomu Sugawara

    Japan – born on May 18, 1990 – graduated the University of Arts in Tokyo, where he studied with Prof. Yu Kakuno and Rintaro Akamatsu – master classes held by Piotr Paleczny, Enrico Pace and Andrea Bonatti – performance with philharmonics from Tokyo, Sendai, Tokyo University of Arts and Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra; recitals in… Read more »

  • paris-tsenikoglou

    Paris Tsenikoglou

    Greece – born on April 10, 1989 – currently studying at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (Prof. Jacques Rouvier class); in 2012 graduated from the University of Music and Theatre in Munich – master classes held by Murray Perahia and András Schiff – performed with orchestras in Munich, Salzburg, Thessaloniki and Serbia – recorded in… Read more »

  • paul coriolan cartianu

    Paul Coriolan Cartianu

    Romania – born on October 29, 1988 – graduated the University of Southern California – Thornton School of Music, where he studied with John Perry; now in his last year of MA at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where he studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Andreas Weber – recitals in Romania, USA, France, Italy, Germany –… Read more »

  • peng-cao

    Peng Cao

    China – born on September 30, 1986 – graduated the China Conservatory of Music and won the Yamaha Scholarship and the Tanxiaowei scholarship – numerous concerts and recitals, performing with orchestras from Russia, Armenia, China Awards Winner of the Khachaturian International Piano Competition (2011) Gold Medal – International Piano Competition Zhujiang Kayserburg Gold Medal –… Read more »

  • peter-klimo

    Peter Klimo

    United States of America – born on October 9, 1990 – he has a bachelor degree from the Eastman School of Music and a master’s degree from the Yale School of music; some of his teachers were Peter Frankl, Nelita True, Tyler W. Tom, Jean Barr – recitals in New York, Aspen and Tarzana (USA)… Read more »

  • regina-chernychko

    Regina Chernychko

    Ukraine  – born on May 18, 1986 – she studied at the University of Music Karlsruhe (Germany) with Olga Rissin-Morenova and at Academia “Incontri col Maestro in Imola” – Italy with Prof. Leonid Margarius – concerts with Symphony Orchestra in Rome, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Belarus, Mediterranean Chamber Orchestra and Baden-… Read more »

  • ryutaro-suzuki

    Ryutaro Suzuki

    Japan – born on January 24, 1990 – currently studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris (class of Prof. Hortense Cartier Bresson) – masterclasses held by D. Bashkirov, F. Wibault, P. Devoyon, B. Rigutto, G. Tacchino, S. Perticaeoli, V. Klaiven and others – recitals and concerts in Japan, France, USA… Read more »

  • sang-il-han

    Sang-Il Han

    South Korea – born on February 5, 1984 – bachelor degree at the Korean University of Arts (with Prof. Daejin Kim, in 2012) and graduated Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg (with Prof. Wofgang Manz – 2008) – master classes with Pascal Devoyon, Dominique Merlet, John O’Connor, Vladimir Krainev – concerts with Orchestre National de Lorraine, Korean… Read more »

  • sang min lee

    Sang Min Lee

    South Korea – born on December 9, 1983 – presently studying at Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken with Prof. Kristin Merscher; graduated in 2012 the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (the class of Prof. Kalle Randalu) Awards 1st Prize – Korea Piano Association Competition and Korea/Germany Brahms Association 2nd Prize – Eumyoun Piano Competition and Bechstein –… Read more »

  • sang-wook-jung

    Sang-Wook Jung

    South Korea – born on 2 March, 1987 – studies at Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken – class of Prof. Thomas Duis – graduated Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien – class of Prof. Stefan Arnold and Michael Krist – attended master classes with Hans Leygraf, Klaus Hellwig, Benedetto Lupo, Nelson Goerner Awards Walter Gieseking… Read more »

  • santa-ignace

    Santa Ignace

    Latvia – born on April 16, 1982 – studying at Irish Royal Academy in Dublin with Prof. Hugh Tinney; she has a master’s degree from the CIT Cork School of Music – Ireland – solo recitals in Ireland, France and Latvia Awards ESB Feis Cecil 114th Music Festival – Dublin, Ireland 83th Music and Drama… Read more »

  • sebastian-ene

    Sebastian Ene

    Romania – born on June 4, 1988 – graduated the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (bachelor and master’s degree), where he studied with Roger Murano, Isabelle Dubuis, Emmanuel Strosser and Cecile Hugonard- Roche – recitals and concerts in Romania, France, Sweden, Spain – he was influenced by Michael Levinas and… Read more »

  • selim-mazari

    Sélim Mazari

    France – born on November 3, 1992 – graduated the Conservatoire Regional de Paris, where he studied with Prof. Pierre Reach and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, where he studied with Brigitte Engerer and Claire Desert – duo and trio concerts with Yo- Yo Ma în May 2014, he… Read more »

  • shizhe-shen

    Shizhe Shen

    China – born on November 12, 1994 – currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover – Prof. Arie Vardi class – has given recitals and concerts in China, England, Germany and the U.S. Awards 3rd Prize – Louisiana International Piano Competition (2013) 1st Prize- Purcell School Concerto Competition (UK, 2010) 1st… Read more »

  • simeon goshev

    Simeon Goshev

    Bulgaria – born on September 5, 1990 – graduated the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Prof. Oleg Maisenberg and Stefan Vladar – he also studied with Prof. Alan Weiss in Belgium, where he went with an Erasmus scholarship – master classes with Michel Beroff, Arie Vardi, Klaus Helwig, Pascal Devoyon, Gabriel Lipkind… Read more »

  • sofya-bugayan

    Sofya Bugayan

    Russia – born on November 7, 1981 – graduated the Rostov Conservatory (bachelor and master), with Prof. S. I. Ossipenko – participated in festivals in Moscow and Rostov on Don – first performer of two works by composer Mikhail Fuxmann – piano master classes with Anton Kuerti, Kevin Fitzgerald, Nikolay Petrov, Konstantin Scherbakov, Vassiliy Lobanov,… Read more »

  • soshi-koyama

    Soshi Koyama

    Japan – born on December 23, 1991 – he is a student at the Tokyo University of Arts, he had numerous recitals in Tokyo Awards 1st Prize at the International Competition “Pusaka Indonesia” Programme First round J. S. Bach- Prelude and Fugue no. 24 in B flat minor, Well Tempered Clavier (I) J. Haydn –… Read more »

  • sylvia-thereza

    Sylvia Thereza

    Brazil – born on January 3, 1981 – graduated from Lucca Arts – KU (Belgium) and the Brazilian Conservatory of Music, studying with renowned pianists such as Alan Weiss, Maria João Pires, Nelson Freire, Sergio Tiempo, Maria da Penha or Bella Davidovich – performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Sao Paulo Symphonic Orchestra, Kremlin Chamber Orchestra,… Read more »

  • tatiana-chernichka

    Tatiana Chernichka

    Russia – born on May 15, 1984 – graduated the Hochschule für Musik in Munich (Prof. Eliso Virsaladze) and Mozarteum University in Salzburg (Prof. Klaus Kaufmann) – performances with Mozarteum Orchestra – Salzburg, Gustav Mahler Akademie Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra and others Awards received at “Maria Canals” Competition (Spain, 2014), “Queen Elisabeth” Competition (Belgium, 2013),… Read more »

  • tatiana-kachko

    Tatiana Kachko

    Russia – born on April 22, 1986 – bachelor degree at the State Conservatory Rimsky- Korsakov in Sankt Petersburg, class of Prof. N. N.Seregina; she is studying now at Hochschule fur Music Franz Liszt in Weimar, class of Prof. G. Gruzman – frequent concerts and recitals in Russia, collaborating with the Academic Orchestra in Sankt… Read more »

  • tatiana-sidorova

    Tatiana Sidorova

    Russia – born on March 6, 1984 – studying at the University of Arts in Zürich (Prof. Konstantin Scherbakov class); graduated the Moscow Conservatory (class of Prof. Mikhail Lidsky) – solo recitals in Russia, Ukraine, France, Switzerland, Italy and concerts with orchestras as Russian National Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Cinema Orchestra, Hermitage Orchestra Awards: Special… Read more »

  • timofey-dolya

    Timofey Dolya

    Russia – born on November 24, 1993 – studies at the State Conservatory “P. I. Tchaikovsky” in Moscow with Prof. Andrey Pisarev – solo and chamber music recitals in Russia, Ukraine, USA, Austria, Germany, Japan and France – master classes with Dmitry Bashkirov, Sergey Dorensky, Vladimir Feltsman, Lang Lang, Pavel Nersessian, Joaquin Soriano Awards 2nd… Read more »

  • tommaso-carlini

    Tommaso Carlini

    Italy – born on April 25, 1989 – he graduated Conservatory “Santa Cecilia” in Rome – Class Prof. Francesco Martucci – piano master classes with Aldo Ciccolini, Giovanni Bellucci, Michele Campanella, Yves Henry, Marc Laforet, Elisso Virsaladze and Leslie Howard – has given recitals and concerts in Italy, France and Japan, and is also an… Read more »

  • tomoka-shigeno

    Tomoka Shigeno

    Japan – born on October 7, 1988 – studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (Class Prof. Marian Migdal). He graduated The Royal College of Music in London (2011 – Class Prof. Ruth Nye) – he collaborated with renowned musicians such as violinist Julian Rachlin (complete sonatas by Beethoven – BBC Radio 3),… Read more »

  • tomoya-umeda

    Tomoya Umeda

    Japan – born on January 6, 1991 – studying at Tokyo University of the Arts (Class of Prof. Seizo Azuma and Rintaro Akamatsu) – master classes with G. Nador, J. Rouvier – recitals and concerts in Japan and Europe Awards 2nd Prize – Tokyo Art Center Piano Competition (2012) 2nd Prize – All Japanese Student’s… Read more »

  • vassilis varvaresos

    Vassilis Varvaresos

    Greece – born on June 1, 1983 – studied at the Juilliard School (class of Prof. Jerome Lowenthal), the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris (class of Prof. Michel Dalberto); PhD in piano interpretation awarded by the Juilliard School (mentor Carl Schachter) – recitals and concerts on important venues: Gave Salle… Read more »

  • viacheslau-spiridonov

    Viacheslau Spiridonov

    Belarus – born on August 20, 1985 – studying at the University of Arts in Bern (Prof. Tomasz Herbut); in 2014, graduated the University of Arts in Zurich (Prof. Homero Franceschi) – solo recitals in Belarus, Europe, USA, performed with orchestra in Zurich, Minsk, Karlsbad and participated in festivals like “Chopin Festival” (Zurich, Bern –… Read more »

  • vladislav-chepinoga

    Vladislav Chepinoga

    Russia – born on October 21, 1980 – graduated the bachelor and postgraduate programmes from the Ural State Conservatory M. P. Mussorgski, Prof. Nadezhda Yakimova; – he is now soloist at the Philharmonic Society in Yekaterinburg Awards Diploma and Special Award – Edvard Grieg Piano Competition (Oslo, 2010) 2nd Prize- International Piano Competition “Russian Season… Read more »

  • vladislav-kozhukhin

    Vladislav Kozhukhin

    Russia – born on May 30, 1990 – currently he is studying at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart (Prof. Kirill Gershtein’s class), and in 2013 he graduated Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid (class prof. Dmitri Bashkirov and Claudio Martinez-Mehner) – participated in masterclasses held by E. Krossovski, M. Pressler, H. Achukaro,… Read more »

  • wakamatsu-naru

    Wakamatsu Naru

    Japan – born on November 8, 1984 – graduated the Music Academy Liszt Ferenc, where he studied with Nador Gorgy and Baranyay Laszlo; he is currently studying at the Hochschule fur Musik Karlsruhe – concerts and recitals in Japan, Germany, USA, Finlanda Awards 2nd Prize – International Piano Competition “Delia Steinberg” (Madrid, 2004) 3rd Prize… Read more »

  • wei-xing

    Wei Xing

    China – born on April 23, 1983 – graduated from Arizona State University – class of Prof. Caio Pagano – master classes with Andre Watts, John O’Connor, Mikhail Voskresensky, Manuela Gouveia Awards Semifinalist – New Orleans International Piano Competition (USA, 2010) Winner of the Music Teacher National Association Piano and Chamber Music Competition (2008 and… Read more »

  • woogil-park

    Woogil Park

    South Korea – born on April 5, 1993 – studies at the National University in Seoul with Prof. Hyoungjoon Chang – recitals and concerts in South Korea and Serbia – master classes with Jacques Rouvier, Ian Hobson, Alexander Korsantia, Nelita True, Sofya Gulyak Awards 1st Prize – Korea Chopin Piano Competition Winner of the Sungjung… Read more »

  • xin-li

    Xin Li

    China – born on August, 16 1982 – graduated the Music Conservatory in Beijing, class of Prof. Bing Han – concerts and recitals in China, France, Austria, Australia, Switzerland – master classes with Leslie Howard, Einar Steen- Noekleberg, Tamas Ungar, Mika Oi, Jorg Demus Awards: Finalist – International Piano Competition “Clara Haskil” (2009) Programme First… Read more »

  • yelena-zorina

    Yelena Zorina

    Russia – born on December 2, 1982 – she graduated the College of Art in Kamchatka in 2002 and the Glinka Conservatory in Nizhny Novgorod in 2007; since December 2012, she studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Prof. Pavel Nersessian; – master classes held by A. Mndoyants, M. Voskressensky, A. Pisarev – solo… Read more »

  • yoon-jee

    Yoon-Jee Kim

    South Korea – born on January 4, 1985; – graduated the Royal Northern College of Music, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien from Hanovra and Yale University; some of his teachers were Markus Groh, Matti Raekallio, Vladimir Krainev – recitals, orchestra and chamber music concerts in USA, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea, Germany – master… Read more »

  • yu mi lee

    Yu Mi Lee

    South Korea – born on January 26, 1983; – graduated Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover; studied with Mi Kyung Kim, Matti Raekallio, Roberto Plano; – concerts in Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, Spain, Czech Republic and recitals in Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, South Korea; Awards 1st Prize – Alfred Cortot International Piano Competition (2012) 2nd… Read more »

  • yui-yoshioka

    Yui Yoshioka

    Japan – born April 12, 1991 – currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg (class of Prof. Dina Yoff) – master classes with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Katsuko Miura, Lilya Zilberstein – recitals and concerts in Japan, Austria, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, USA Awards 3rd Prize – International Piano Competition ZF- Musikpreis in… Read more »

  • Jean-Claude Pennetier

    Jean-Claude Pennetier

    An outstanding soloist as well as a fine chamber musician, Jean-Claude Pennetier is considered as one of the most brilliant pianist of his generation. While he has enjoyed a rich and varied musical career (contemporary music, composition, conducting, the fortepiano, teaching, intensive practise of chamber music), Jean-Claude Peenetier finds his privileged field of expression in… Read more »

    President of the Jury Piano - France


FIRST PRIZE: Josu De Solaun (Spain)

SECOND PRIZE: Ilya Rashkovskiy (Russia)

THIRD PRIZE: Vassilis Varvaresos (Greece)


Vassilis Varvaresos (Greece)
Josu De Solaun (Spain)
Ilya Rashkovskiy (Russia)


Evgeny Brakhman (Russia)
Vassilis Varvaresos (Greece)
Josu De Solaun (Spain)
Ilya Rashkovskiy (Russia)
Adela Liculescu (Romania)
Woogil Park (South Korea)


Evgeny Brakhman (Russia), Sang-Il Han (South Korea), Tatiana Chernichka (Russia), Peter Klimo (United States of America), Vassilis Varvaresos (Greece), Dmytro Pivnenko (Ukraine), Josu De Solaun (Spaain), Ilya Rashkovskiy (Russia), Daniel Dascălu (Romania), Adela Liculescu (Romania), Woogil Park (South Korea), Aurelia Vișovan (Romania)


17.09 UNMB 18.09 UNMB 19.09 UNMB
9.00 Cartianu Paul Coriolan 9.00 Dolya Timofey 10.00 Chiang Emily
9.25 Goshev Simeon 9.25 Chernichko Regina 10.25 Bugayan Sofya
9.50 Suzuki Ryutaro 9.50 Poll Mihkell 10.50 Rashkovskiy Ilya
10.15 Dănilă Mădălina – Claudia 10.15 Yamanaka Asuna 11.15 Dascălu Daniel
10.40 break 10.40 break 11.40 break
10.50 Shramko Denys 10.50 Solomon Coral 11.50 Bibileishvili Lia
11.15 Umeda Tomoya 11.15 Klimo Peter 12.15 Ignace Santa
11.40 Shen Shizhe 11.40 Varvaresos Vassilis 12.40 Liculescu Adela
12.05 Sung Herin 12.05 Nakhapetov Mamikon 13.05 Park Woogil
12.30 break 12.30 break 13.30 lunch break
12.40 Sugawara Nozomu 12.40 Pivnenko Dmitro 16.00 Vişovan Aurelia
13.05 Brakhman Evgeny 13.05 Demeny Balazs 16.25 Yoshioka Yui
13.30 Chepinoga Vladislav 13.30 Tsenikoglou Paris 16.50 Zorina Yelena
13.55 Sung Jenna 13.55 Ene Sebastian 17.15 Zvegintsow Kirill
14.20 lunch break 14.20 lunch break
17.00 Han Sang-il 17.00 Artemyan Lilit
17.25 Shaikin Aleksandr 17.25 de Solaun Josu
17.50 Nicola Bogdan Marian 17.50 Dîrnea Cristian-Mihai
18.15 break 18.15 break
18.30 Chernichka Tatiana 18.30 Lee Yu Mi
18.55 Koyama Soshi 18.55 Jung Sang-Wook
19.20 Dmitry Ablogin 19.20 Mihailescu Dinu