Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition

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The Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition is a music competition for young pianists that takes place in Bolzano, Italy.

History[edit]

The first Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition was organized by Cesare Nordio in 1949 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the death of pianist and composer Ferruccio Busoni. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was a supporter of the competition and was part of the jury of the first competition. Alfred Brendel won the 4th prize in this competition. For a few years a piano composition competition took place together with the piano competition.[1]

In 1956, the young Maurizio Pollini took part in the competition, performing the Fantasia Contrappuntistica by Kenneth Leighton, which won the prize for composition; in 1957 Martha Argerich won the first prize. Other prize winners include Bruno Canino, Agustin Anievas, Joaquín Achúcarro, Jerome Rose, Garrick Ohlsson and Alberto Nosè.[2]

Members of the jury have included: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Nikita Magaloff, Igor Markevitch, Carlo Maria Giulini, Garrick Ohlsson, Bruno Canino, Paul Badura-Skoda, Rafael Orozco, Joaquín Soriano, Gerhard Oppitz, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Michele Campanella, Leif Ove Andsnes, Hiroko Nakamura, Martha Argerich, Lilya Zilberstein, Valery Afanassiev and Eliso Virsaladze.[3]

Winners[edit]

Complete list of winners [1]

  • 1949 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Lodovico Lessona. Third Prize: Rossana Orlandini. Fourth Prize: Alfred Brendel.
  • 1950 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Karl Heinz Schlüter. Third Prize: Jacques Coulaud.
  • 1951 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: not awarded. Third Prize: Karl Engel and Walter Klien.
  • 1952 First Prize: Sergio Perticaroli. Second Prize: Andrzej Wasowski. Third Prize: Marisa Candeloro and Agostino Orizio.
  • 1953 First Prize: Ella Goldstein. Second Prize: Monte Hill Davis. Third Prize: Esteban Sanchez Herrero.
  • 1954 First Prize: Aldo Mancinelli. Second Prize: Gabriel Tacchino. Third Prize: Günter Ludwig.
  • 1955 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Germaine Devéze. Third Prize: Günter Ludwig.
  • 1956 First Prize: Jörg Demus. Second Prize: Ivan Davis. Third Prize: James Mathis. Fourth Prize: Bruno Canino and Michael Ponti.
  • 1957 First Prize: Martha Argerich. Second Prize: Ivan Davis and Jerome Lowenthal. Third Prize: Jeaneane Dowis.
  • 1958 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: José Kahan and Ronald Turrini. Third Prize: Fabio Peressoni and Michael Ponti. Fourth Prize: Bruno Canino
  • 1959 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize:Cécile Ousset and John Perry. Third Prize: Imre Antal and Leonhard Hokanson. Fourth Prize: Joaquín Achúcarro.
  • 1960 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Agustin Anievas and James Mathis. Third Prize: Imre Antal.
  • 1961 First Prize: Jerome Rose. Second Prize: Norma Fisher and Howard Aibel. Third Prize: Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak.
  • 1962 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Brenton Dale Bartlett. Third Prize: Iván Erőd and Reynaldo Reyes.
  • 1963 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Gernot Kahl. Third Prize: José Maria Contreras.
  • 1964 First Prize: Michael Ponti. Second Prize: François-Joël Thiollier. Third Prize: Ivan Drenikov.
  • 1965 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Bojidar Noev. Third Prize: James Dick.
  • 1966 First Prize: Garrick Ohlsson. Second Prize: Richard Goode.
  • 1967 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Ivan Klansky. Third Prize: Pietro Maranca.
  • 1968 First Prize: Vladimir Selivochin. Second Prize: Mark Zeltser. Third Prize: Benedikt Köhlen and Craig Sheppard.
  • 1969 First Prize: Ursula Oppens. Second Prize: Annamaria Cigoli. Third Prize: Akiko Kitagawa.
  • 1970 First Prize: not awarded. Selection Prize: Maria Luisa Lopez-Vito.
  • 1971 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Nina Tichman. Third Prize: Ilan Rogoff and Marioara Trifan.
  • 1972 First Prize: Arnaldo Cohen. Second Prize: not awarded. Third Prize: Peter Bithell and David Oei.
  • 1973 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Roland Keller and Andrzej Ratusinski.
  • 1974 First Prize: Robert Benz. Second Prize: Pascal Devoyon. Third Prize: Diane Walsh.
  • 1975 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Staffan Scheja. Third Prize: Laszlo Simon and Terence Judd.
  • 1976 First Prize: Roberto Cappello. Second Prize: Daniel Rivera. Third Prize: Susan Ann Howes and Adrienne Shannon.
  • 1977 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Ayami Ikeba and Veronique Roux. Third Prize: Joop Celis and Kyoto Ito.
  • 1978 First Prize: Boris Bloch. Second Prize: Dennis Lee. Third Prize: Arnulf von Arnim. Fourth Prize: Josep Colom.
  • 1979 First Prize: Catherine Vickers. Second Prize: not awarded. Third Prize: Alyce Le Blanc.
  • 1980 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Ruriko Kikuchi, Rolf Plagge and Hai-Kyung Suh.
  • 1981 First Prize: Margarita Höhenrieder. Second Prize: Lev Natochenny. Third Prize: Boyan Vodenitcharov.
  • 1982 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Hung-Kuan Chen. Third Prize: Daniel Blumenthal and Yukino Fujiwara.
  • 1983 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Robert McDonald. Third Prize: Frederick Blum and Arthur Greene.
  • 1984 First Prize: Louis Lortie. Second Prize: Matthias Fletzberger. Third Prize: Bernd Glemser.
  • 1985 First Prize: José Carlos Cocarelli. Second Prize: Uriel Tsachor and Akira Wakabayashi. Third Prize: Nataljia Vlassenko.
  • 1986 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Benjamin Frith and Pedrag Muzijevic. Third Prize: R. Clipper Erickson and Igor Kamenz.
  • 1987 First Prize: Lilya Zilberstein. Second Prize: Valery Kuleshof. Third Prize: Ian Munro and Alfredo Perl.
  • 1988 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Igor Kamenz and Benjamin Pasternack. Third Prize: Fabio Bidini.
  • 1989 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Alexandar Madzar. Third Prize: Francesco Cipolletta and Valery Grohovsky.
  • 1990 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Olivier Cazal. Third Prize: Midori Nohara.
  • 1991 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Olivier Cazal and Igor Kamenz. Third Prize: Stanislav Judenich.
  • 1992 First Prize: Anna Kravtchenko. Second Prize: Fabio Bidini. Third Prize: Mark Anderson and Sergei Babayan.
  • 1993 First Prize: Roberto Cominati. Second Prize: Vitaly Samoschko. Third Prize: Olivier Cazal.
  • 1994 First Prize: Mzia Simonishwili. Second Prize: Iwao Murakami. Third Prize: Corrado Rollero.
  • 1995 First Prize: Alexander Shtarkman. Second Prize: Sergei Tarasov.
  • 1996 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Jan Gottlieb Jiracek. Third Prize: Michael Dantschenko.
  • 1997 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Yoon-Soo Lee. Third Prize: Dimitri Vorobieff.
  • 1998 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Olaf John Laneri. Third Prize: Catherine Chi.
  • 1999 First Prize: Alexander Kobrin. Second Prize: Alberto Nosè. Third Prize: Min-Soo Sohn.
  • 2000 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: not awarded. Third Prize: Ayako Kimura and Carl Wolf.
  • 2001 First Prize: Alexander Romanovsky. Second Prize: Hea-Jung Cho. Third Prize: Dong-Min Lim.
  • 2003 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Maria Stembolskaia. Third Prize: Lyubov Gegetchkori and Mu-Ye Wu.
  • 2004/2005 First Prize: Giuseppe Andaloro. Second Prize: Mariangela Vacatello. Third Prize: Hye-Jin Kim.
  • 2006/2007 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Sofya Gulyak and Dinara Nadzhafova. Third Prize: Lilian Akopova.
  • 2008/2009 First Prize: Michail Lifits. Second Prize: Alexey Lebedev. Third Prize: Gesualdo Coggi.
  • 2010/2011 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Anna Bulkina and Antonii Barishevskyi. Third Prize: Tatiana Chernichka.
  • 2012/2013 First Prize: not awarded. Second Prize: Rodolfo Leone. Third Prize: Akihiro Sakiya and Dmitry Shishkin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historical Background". International Piano Competition Foundation Ferruccio Busoni Bolzano Bozen. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "List of winner". International Piano Competition Foundation Ferruccio Busoni Bolzano Bozen. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Jury since 1949". Retrieved 15 August 2009. 

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