2006 Valencia International Piano Competition Prize Iturbi

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XV Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition took place in Valencia, from September 14 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]

First Grand Prize Spain Josu de Solaun
Second Prize Russia Valentina Igoshina
Third Prize Russia Andrei Yaroshinsky
Fourth Prize France Patrick Hemmerle Armenia Sofya Melikyan
Fifth Prize Russia Natalya Kuchaeva
Sixth Prize Void
Best Valencian pianist Spain Josu de Solaun
Best Spanish pianist Spain Josu de Solaun
Best interpreter of Spanish music France Patrick Hemmerle Armenia Sofya Melikyan
Best interpreter of Spanish contemporary music Spain Miguel Ángel Castro Russia Philipp Kopachevsky
Best interpreter of a Beethoven concerto France Patrick Hemmerle
Best interpreter of a Chopin piece France Patrick Hemmerle

Compositions commissioned for the competition[edit]

Competition Results (by Rounds)[edit]

First Round[edit]

Japan Yukiko Akagi United States Orlando Alonso United Kingdom Cathal Breslin Romania Catalina Butcaru Spain Claudio Carbó
Spain Miguel Ángel Castro Spain Josu de Solaun Bulgaria Dora Deliyska France Geraldine Dutroncy Ukraine Anna Fedorova
Finland Sonja Fräki Russia Nikolai Gangnus Bulgaria Irina Georgieva France Patrick Hemmerle Belgium Dagmar Hofman
South Korea Hong Kook-hee South Korea Hyung Sue-woon Russia Valentina Igoshina Japan Kyoko Kashii Greece Marianna Katerelou
South Korea Kim Ji-youn Russia Philipp Kopachevsky Russia Natalya Kuchaeva Japan Fuyuka Kusa South Korea Lee Yoo-soon
China Lin Weichi Republic of Ireland Maria McGarry Armenia Sofya Melikyan Spain Katia Michel Italy Salvatore Monzo
Japan Yukako Morikawa Russia Eleonora Morozova Spain Inocencio Negrín Greece Theodosia Ntokou Italy Vincenzo Oliva
Spain Antonio Ortiz Russia Natalya Osenchakova Italy Stefania Passamonte Belarus Ekaterina Popova Australia Cameron Roberts
Russia Pavel Shatskiy Russia Anna Solivieva-Drubich Israel Inesa Sinkevych Japan Shun Tominaga China Wu Xiaofeng
Russia Andrei Yaroshinsky South Korea Yoon Eun-kyung Serbia Bojana Zdravković Ukraine Denis Zhdanov

Second Round[edit]

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

Third Round[edit]

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

Semifinals[edit]

Spain Josu de Solaun (Beethoven's 3rd) France Patrick Hemmerle (Beethoven's 1st) Russia Valentina Igoshina (Beethoven's 4th)
Russia Natalya Kuchaeva (Beethoven's 5th) Armenia Sofya Melikyan (Beethoven's 3rd) Russia Andrei Yaroshinsky (Beethoven's 3rd)
Accompaniment: Valencia Orchestra. Yaron Traub, conductor.

Final[edit]

Spain Josu de Solaun (Rachmaninov's 2nd) Russia Valentina Igoshina (Tchaikovsky's 1st) Russia Andrey Yaroshinsky (Rachmaninov's Rhapsody)
Accompaniment: Valencia Orchestra. Yaron Traub, conductor.

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