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Bösendorfer Winners


1st Prize: Sung Chang, Republic of Korea
2nd Prize: EunAe Lee, Republic of Korea
3rd Prize: not awarded

Finalist award: Vasyl Kotys, Ukraine

 

Bösendorfer Finalists


Sung Chang, Republic of Korea
Vasyl Kotys, Ukraine
EunAe Lee, Republic of Korea

Bösendorfer Special Awards

Nino Bakradze-Award for the most outstanding Arizona pianist in the Bösendorfer competition

Samson Tsoy-Sarra and Emmanuil Senderov Award for the most outstanding performance of a composition of a Russian composer

Sung Chang-Sangyoung Kim Award for the most outstanding performance of a virtuoso work in the Bösendorfer competition

EunAe Lee-Yehuda Meir memorial award for the most outstanding artistic performance of an etude of Chopin in the Bösendorfer competition

Bösendorfer Semi-finalists


Competitors in order of performance in the semi-final round:

1 Sung Chang, Republic of Korea
2 A-Jin Sohn, Republic of Korea
3 Samson Tsoy, Russia
4 Nino Bakradze, Georgia
5 Vasyl Kotys, Ukraine
6 EunAe Lee, Republic of Korea
7 Ming Xie, People's Republic of China
8 Lu Shen, People's Republic of China

 

Yamaha Junior USASU Young Artists International Piano Competition

1st Prize: Haozhou Wang, People's Republic of China
2nd Prize: Elliot Wuu, USA
3rd Prize (tied): Charlie Liu, USA
3rd prize (tied): Allison To, USA

Yamaha Senior USASU Young Artists International Piano Competition

1st Prize: Vanessa Meiling Haynes, USA
2nd Prize: not awarded
3rd Prize: Chaeyoung Park, Republic of Korea

Yamaha Competition Special Awards

Sarra and Emmanuil Senderov Award for the most outstanding performance of a composition by a Russian composer: Elliot Wuu, USA

Yehuda Meir Memorial Award for the most outstanding artistic performance of an etude by Chopin: Haozhou Wang, People's Republic of China

Yamaha Senior Finalists

1 Chaeyoung Park, Republic of Korea
2 Luke Alexander Ratcliffe, USA
3 Anastasia Magamedova, Russia
4 Amanda Liu, USA
5 Vanessa Meiling Haynes, USA

 

Yamaha Junior Finalists

1 Elliot Wuu, USA
2 Haozhou Wang, People's Republic of China
3 Allison To, USA
4 Charlie Liu, USA

 

News Releases

Updates to the 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition

Preparations begin for the 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition

 

Piano Competition
January 2015

USASU International Piano Competition
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Music

Honorary Advisory Board
Sulamita Aronovsky, UK
Jaime Ingram, Panama
Jerome Lowenthal, USA
Garrick Ohlsson, USA
Menahem Pressler, USA
Pnina Salzman, Israel (in memoriam)


Young Artist Committee

Ot Jewelers

The 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International
Piano Competition

The competition is a biennial event and the 7th competition takes place in
January 4–11, 2015.

Brazilian conductor and pianist Ricardo Castro will join the distinguished panel of judges for the 7th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition, replacing pianist Martha Argerich, who recently notified the competition organizers that she will be unable to join the jury this year due to personal reasons.

Letter from Baruch Meir

The Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions are dedicated to the discovery and encouragement of young artists who possess their personal voice of interpretation in harmony with the legacy of great artists of the past and the European sound culture of these exquisite pianos. Hosted at the beautiful Arizona State University campus in the Grand Canyon State, the competitions are committed to promoting outstanding artists and providing them with the solo and orchestral performance opportunities they deserve. We welcome all aspiring pianists to gather here and present their artistry to our audience and distinguished panel of judges in a non-biased competition environment of utmost integrity. I invite you to join us! Best of luck.

Baruch Meir

Dr. Baruch Meir, President and Artistic Director
Associate Professor of Piano
ASU Herberger Institute School of Music