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[1]) 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.


Winners[edit]

Grand Winners
Year 1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize
1981 Poland Elza Kolodin Brazil Edson Elias Turkey Hüseyin Sermet
1982 Not awarded Not awarded France Michel Gal
1983 New Zealand Patrick O'Byrne Soviet Union Youri Pochtar United States Mary Kathleen Ernst
1984 Romania Christian Beldi Not awarded Not awarded
1986 Philippines Rowena Arrieta Japan Emiko Kumagai Japan Yumiko Urabe
1988 West Germany Igor Kamenz Italy Brenno Ambrosini Philippines Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz
1990 Soviet Union Aleksey Orlovetsky  ?  ?
1992 Not awarded  ? Bulgaria Mariana Gurkova
1994 Russia Israel Miri Yampolsky Cuba Mauricio Vallina Japan Atsuko Seki
1996 Germany Uta Weyand Taiwan Jenny Lin South Korea Jung-Eun Kim
1998 Australia Duncan Gifford - -
2000 Russia Israel Roman Zaslavsky Spain Ángel Sanzo Germany Sheila Arnold
2002 Greece Maria Zisi Germany Severin von Eckardstein

Azerbaijan Maria Stembolskaya (ex-a.)

Not awarded
2004 Russia Alexandre Moutouzkine France Jean-Frédéric Neuburger Germany Ingmar Schwindt
2006 Spain Josu de Solaun Soto Russia Valentina Igoshina Russia Andrei Yaroshinsky
2008 China Zhengyu Chen South Korea Soyeon Kim Russia Spain Marianna Prjevalskaya
2010 Russia Andrei Yaroshinsky Latvia Arta Arnicane Russia Aleksey Lebedev
2012 Japan Tomoaki Yoshida Russia Ilya Maximov Ukraine Tetiana Shefran
2015 Georgia (country) Luka Okros Italy Viviana Lasaracina Poland Aleksandra Jablczynska


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