2006 Valencia International Piano Competition Prize Iturbi

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XV Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition took place in Valencia, from September 14th to the 30th, 2006. The competition is held every two years and is a member of the Geneva World Federation of International Music Competitions. Pianist Josu De Solaun Soto was given the First Grand Prize, becoming the first Spanish pianist to be awarded such distinction in the 25 years of the competition's existence. The prize included over $25,000, recital and orchestral engagements and a recording contract.

Jury[edit]

PRIZES[edit]

    • Fourth prize (ex-aequo) ------- France Patrick Hemmerle ----- Armenia Sofya Melikyan.
    • Fifth prize ----------------------- Russia Natalya Kuchaeva.
    • Best Valencian pianist -------------------------------------------------------- Spain Josu de Solaun.
    • Best Spanish pianist ------------------------------------------------------------ Spain Josu de Solaun.
    • Best interpreter of Spanish contemporary music (ex-aequo) ----- Spain Miguel Ángel Castro ----- Russia Filip Kopachevsky.
    • Best Interpreter of a Beethoven concerto ------------------------------ France Patrick Hemmerle.
    • Best Interpreter of a Chopin piece ----------------------------------- France Patrick Hemmerle.
    • Best Interpreter of Spanish music --------------------------------------------- France Patrick Hemmerle --------- Armenia Sofya Melikyan

Compositions commissioned for the competition[edit]

Competition Results (by Rounds)[edit]

First Round[edit]

    • Japan Yukiko Akagi
    • USA Orlando Alonso
    • United Kingdom Cathal Breslin
    • Romania Catalina Teodora Butcaru
    • Spain Claudio Carbó Montaner
    • Spain Miguel Ángel Castro
    • Spain Josu de Solaun Soto
    • Bulgaria Dora Deliyska
    • France Geraldene Dutroncy
    • Ukraine Anna Fedorova
    • Finland Sonja Fräki
    • Russia Nikolai Gangnus
    • Bulgaria Irina Georgieva
    • France Patrick Hemmerle
    • Spain Dagmar Hofman
    • South Korea Kookhee Hong
    • South Korea Sue Woon Hyung
    • Russia Valentina Igoshina
    • Japan Kyoko Kashii
    • Greece Marianna Katerelou
    • South Korea Ji-Youn Kim
    • Russia Filip Kopachevsky
    • Russia Natalya Kuchaeva
    • Japan Fuyuka Kusa
    • South Korea Yoo Soon Lee
    • China Wei Chi Lin
    • Ireland Maria McGarry
    • Armenia Sofya Melikyan
    • Spain Katia Michel Corcoy
    • Italy Salvatore Monzo
    • Japan Yukako Morikawa
    • Russia Eleonora Morozova
    • Spain Inocencio Negrín
    • Greece Theodosia Ntokou
    • Italy Vincenzo Oliva
    • Spain Antonio Ortiz Ramírez
    • Russia Natalya Osenchakova
    • Italy Stefania Passamonte
    • Belarus Ekaterina Popova
    • Australia Cameron Roberts
    • Russia Pavel Shatskiy
    • Russia Anna Solovieva-Drubich
    • Israel Inesa Sinkevych
    • Japan Shun Tominaga
    • China Xiaofeng Wu
    • Russia Andrei Yaroshinsky
    • South Korea Eunkyung Yoon
    • Serbia Bojana Zdravkovic
    • Ukraine Denis Zhdanov

Second Round[edit]

    • Japan Yukiko Akagi
    • United Kingdom Cathal Breslin
    • Spain Claudio Carbó Montaner
    • Spain Miguel Ángel Castro
    • Spain Josu de Solaun Soto
    • Japan Anna Fedorova
    • Russia Nikolai Gangnus
    • France Patrick Hemmerle
    • Russia Valentina Igoshina
    • Russia Filip Kopachevsky
    • Russia Natalya Kuchaeva
    • Japan Fuyuka Kusa
    • China Wei Chi Lin
    • Armenia Sofya Melikyan
    • Japan Yukako Morikawa
    • Spain Inocencio Negrín
    • Italy Vincenzo Oliva
    • Japan Antonio Ortiz Ramírez
    • Australia Cameron Roberts
    • Russia Pavel Shatskiy
    • China Xiaofeng Wu
    • Russia Andrei Yaroshinsky
    • Serbia Bojana Zdravkovic
    • Ukraine Denis Zhdanov

Third Round[edit]

    • Japan Yukiko Akagi
    • Spain Claudio Carbó Montaner
    • Spain Miguel Ángel Castro
    • Spain Josu de Solaun Soto
    • France Patrick Hemmerle
    • Russia Valentina Igoshina
    • Russia Filip Kopachevsky
    • Russia Natalia Kuchaeva
    • Armenia Sofya Melikyan
    • Japan Yukako Morikawa
    • Spain Antonio Ortiz Ramírez
    • Russia Andrei Yaroshinsky

Fourth Round[edit]

September 26 and 27, Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música de Valencia (Valencia Music Palace)

    • Spain Josu de Solaun Soto --- Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for piano and orchestra nº3
    • France Patrick Hemmerle --- Ludwig van Beethoven: 'Concerto for piano and orchestra nº1
    • Russia Valentina Igoshina --- Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for piano and orchestra nº4
    • Russia Natalya Kuchaeva --- Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for piano and orchestra nº5
    • Armenia Sofya Melikyan --- Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for piano and orchestra nº3
    • Russia Andrei Yaroshinsky --- Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for piano and orchestra nº3

Orquesta de Valencia. Yaron Traub, conductor.

Fifth Round[edit]

September 29, Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música de Valencia (Valencia Music Palace)

Orquesta de Valencia. Yaron Traub, conductor.

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