International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition

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The Competition[edit]

The International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition, for tradition and amount of prize, is one of the oldest and most prestigious piano competitions in the world,[1] taking place in Seregno, Italy since 1959 and held every 2 years.

The Story[edit]

The contest was founded by Gina Gambini, widow of the Italian pianist, Maestro Ettore Pozzoli, wishing to honour the memory of her husband by giving musicians from all over the world an opportunity to show their artistic skills. Up to now, more than 1.500 pianists coming from all over the world have participated in the 25 editions of the competition that has taken place in the city in northern Italy. In 1959, the first pianist to win the International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition was Maestro Maurizio Pollini, now considered one of the major musicians in the world. The last edition (XXVI°) took place in September 2009, celebrating the 50th year of the Competition foundation and was won by the young American pianist, Maestro Christopher Falzone.

Prize winners[edit]

Year
1959 1st prize 2nd prize (ex-a.)
Italy Maurizio Pollini Italy Gino Brandi
Italy Wally Rizzardo
1961 1st prize (ex-a.) 2nd prize
Italy Pier Narciso Masi France France Redon
Italy Fabio Peressoni
1963 1st prize 2nd Prize
Italy Laura De Fusco Italy Alberto Colombo
1965 1st prize 2nd prize (ex-a.)
France François-Joël Thiollier Japan Yoshiya Iwamoto
Italy Riccardo Risaliti
1967 1st prize 2nd prize (ex-a.)
not awarded Germany Speidel Sontraud
Poland Ewa Wolak
1969 1st prize 2nd prize
Italy Franco Angeleri Italy Antonio Bacchelli
Italy Anna Maria Cigola
1971 1st prize 2nd prize (ex-a.)
France Pierre Réach Italy Vincenzo Balzani
Japan Tajka Hiroshi
1973 1st prize 2nd prize (ex-a.)
Italy Raimondo Campisi Italy Noemi Gobbi
Germany Michael Krist
1975 1st prize 2nd prize (ex-a.)
Argentina Daniel Rivera Soviet Union Boris Bloch
Italy Roberto Cappello
1977 1st prize 2nd prize
Italy Pietro Rigacci France Elisabeth Rigollet
1979 1st prize 2nd prize
Germany Rolf Plagge Italy Giovanni Umberto Battel
1981 1st prize 2nd prize (ex-a.)
Turkey Hüseyin Sermet United Kingdom Barry Douglas
Japan Megumi Umene
1983 1st prize 2nd prize
Republic of Ireland Hugh Tinney Russia United States Boris Slutsky
1985 1st prize 2nd prize
Hungary Klárá Würtz Bulgaria Mariana Gurkova
1987 1st prize 2nd prize
Japan Seizo Azuma not awarded
1989 1st prize 2nd prize
United Kingdom William Stephenson United Kingdom Andrew Wilde
1991 1st prize 2nd prize
not awarded Bulgaria Anna Emilova Stoytcheva
1993 1st prize 2nd prize
Azerbaijan Maria Stembolskaya Russia Sergei Yerokhin
1995 1st prize 2nd prize
not awarded Russia Dmitri Krivonos
1997 1st prize 2nd prize
not awarded Italy Paolo Wolfango Cremonte
1999 1st prize 2nd prize
Italy Filippo Gamba Italy Lorenzo Di Bella
2001 1st prize 2nd prize
not awarded Ukraine Denys Proshayev
2003 1st prize 2nd prize
not awarded Japan Fumio Kawamura
2005 1st prize 2nd prize
United Kingdom Martin Cousin South Korea Yoonjung Han
2007 1st prize 2nd prize
Russia Alexandre Pirojenko Ukraine Israel Victor Stanislavsky
2009 1st prize 2nd prize
United States Christopher Falzone Italy Domenico Monaco
2011 1st prize 2nd prize
Russia Alexey Chernov Russia Alexander Yakovlev

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Malta Council Culture and the Arts

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