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Andrey Ponochevny (Belarusian: Андрэй Паначэўны; born 31 December 1976) is a Belarusian-American pianist.
Ponochevny graduated from Belarusian Academy of Music where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees. He also holds his Artist Diploma from TCU, Fort Worth and SMU, Dallas, where he studied with Tamas Ungar and Joaquin Achucarro.
He was awarded the Bronze Medal at the XIII Tchaikovsky competition. Ponochevny has won First Prize at the "Tomassoni International Piano Competition in Cologne", Germany (1996) and the First Prize at the "William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland", USA (1998). His other competition accolades include top prizes in Prague, Warsaw (Chopin), Dublin (AXA), Moscow, Hong Kong, Riga (Latvia), Alexandria and New Orleans (Louisiana). He received an honorable mention at the XIII International Chopin Piano Competition.
Among his numerous awards, he was twice named "Outstanding Artist in China" (2009 and 2011). In his hometown of Minsk (Belarus), he was awarded the title "Minskovite of the year" in 2002.
|Year||Competition||Prize||1st prize winner|
|1987||Riga International Music Competition||1st prize|
|1991||Concertino Prague, Radio Competition for Young Musicians||2nd prize||Anna Kravtchenko.|
|1996||Tomassoni International Piano Competition, Köln||1st prize|
|1998||William Kapell International Piano Competition, Maryland||1st prize|
|2002||Tchaikovsky International Competition, Moscow||3rd prize||Ayako Uehara.|
|2005||AXA International Piano Competition, Dublin||5th prize||Antti Siirala.|
|2005||Hong Kong International Piano Competition||4th prize||Ilya Rashkovsky.|
|2007||Louisiana International Piano Competition||2nd prize||Dizhou Zhao|
|2010||New Orleans International Piano Competition||2nd prize||Eduard Kunz|
-  2002 International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition Winners
-  2010 New Orleans International Piano Competition Winners