Many congratulations to First Prizewinner, Ariel Lanyi, of the Dudley International Piano Competition, which concluded last Saturday 4 November. Ariel Lanyi won 1st runner up in the BPSE 2015 Intercollegiate Senior Competition and played for us at our Summer Festival in Regent Hall last year. Also to Second Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner, Julian Trevelyan, whom we look forward to listen to next Summer, on 8 August, at our Tippett/Beethoven series.
First Prize Andrei Iliushkin (RAM)Second Prize Victor Lim (RNCM) Third Prize Domonkos Csabay (Birmingham Conservatoire) Special mention George Fradley (RWCMD)
The BPSE wishes to express their sincere thanks to Birmingham Conservatoire for their generous hospitality and the use of the Steinway Model ‘D’ Concert Grand. We would particularly like to thank John Thwaites, Head of Piano; Mike Flower, Assistant Concerts Manager, and Peter Roscoe, Head Piano Tuner, for their help in planning the event.
First prize awarded to Imma Setiadi, who performed the 1st movement of the Concerto No.5, “Emperor”, with the Siegfried Camerata, conducted by Manuel Arellano Bover. A special mention was given to Angel Laguna.
Congratulations to the BPSE 2015 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition prizewinner– Ilya Kondratiev for his wonderful performances of 2 Beethoven Sonatas, contrasting Franck’s Prelude, Chorale, and Variations.
First Prize: Louko Piano Trio (RNCM) – Erkki Louko (violin) | Waynne Woo Seok Kwon (cello) | Victor Lim (piano) Second Prize: Amarins Wierdsma (violin) | Edward Liddall (piano) – Guildhall School of Music Special mention: Jonel Manciu (violin) – Guildhall School Music of Music