Valencia International Piano Competition Prize Iturbi
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The Valencia International Piano Competition Prize Iturbi (also referred to as the José Iturbi International Piano Competition) is an international piano competition held in Valencia, Spain. It is named after virtuoso José Iturbi, born in Valencia. Created in 1981, it has been held ever since in the month of September and is part of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.
After four annual editions, in 1986 it became a biennial competition. In 2004 Valencia's Palau de la Música replaced the city's Teatro Principal as the competition's headquarters. In 2013 the competition was changed to a triennial periodicity. The competition consists of five rounds, as shown in the chart below. The prize has always included a cash award, recital and orchestral engagements, and a recording contract. As of 2013, the winner is awarded €18,000 in cash. On two occasions, 1982 and 1992, a First Prize was not awarded.
The Valencia Orchestra takes part in the finals.
|Year||1st prize||2nd prize||3rd prize|
|1981||Elza Kolodin||Edson Elias||Hüseyin Sermet|
|1982||Not awarded||Not awarded||Michel Gal|
|1983||Patrick O'Byrne||Youri Pochtar||Mary Kathleen Ernst|
|1984||Christian Beldi||Not awarded||Not awarded|
|1986||Rowena Arrieta||Emiko Kumagai||Yumiko Urabe|
|1988||Igor Kamenz||Brenno Ambrosini||Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz|
|1992||Not awarded||?||Mariana Gurkova|
|1994||Miri Yampolsky||Mauricio Vallina||Atsuko Seki|
|1996||Uta Weyand||Jenny Lin||Jung-Eun Kim|
|2000||Roman Zaslavsky||Ángel Sanzo||Sheila Arnold|
|2002||Maria Zisi||Severin von Eckardstein||Not awarded|
|2004||Alexandre Moutouzkine||Jean-Frédéric Neuburger||Ingmar Schwindt|
|2006||Josu de Solaun Soto||Valentina Igoshina||Andrei Yaroshinsky|
|2008||Zhengyu Chen||Soyeon Kim||Marianna Prjevalskaya|
|2010||Andrei Yaroshinsky||Arta Arnicane||Aleksey Lebedev|
|2012||Tomoaki Yoshida||Ilya Maximov||Tetiana Shefran|
|2015||Luka Okros||Viviana Lasaracina||Aleksandra Jablczynska|
- Westphal, Matthew (25 June 2007). "First Annual José Iturbi International Music Competition Concludes at UCLA With Two Top Prizes of $50,000". Playbill. Retrieved 6 February 2012.