The awarding ceremony and gala concert of the winners of the II Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition took place at the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre on April 1.
All the laureates took part in the final concert: the finalists performed solo pieces and the winners played with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under Vladimir Spivakov. The “Discovery” award winner Jung Hung Choe soloed in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and the Grand Prize winner Timofey Vladimirov performed the Second Piano Concerto by Shostakovich.
Alexandra Dovgan and Artemy Pigalov were awarded special prizes by the Vladimir Krainev International Charity Foundation for Young Pianists.
Takuma Onodera and Natalia Khorokhorova were awarded special prizes by the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation.
Alexander Klyuchko was granted a scholarship by Rena Shereshevskaya to study at A. Cortot Superior Music School in Paris.
Timofey Vladimirov, Dmirty Yudin, Elizaveta Kluichereva, Olga Ivanenko, Ilia Papoian and Eva Gevorgyan received a special prize by the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre to perform concert in the XV jubilee season 2017/18.
Ilia Papoian, Eva Gevorgyan, Galina Nikolin and Lev Davydov received a special prize by the competition’s artistic director and jury chairman Alexander Romanovsky to participate in a master class and concert in Italy.
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia established awards for the finalists. Alexandra Dovgan, Timofey Vladimirov, Dmitry Yudin and Elizaveta Klyuchereva are invited to perform with the orchestra.
Artemy Pigalov and Tinghong Liao received a special prize by Wo Chun, professor of Tsinghua University.
Natalia Khorokhorova took a special prize by the director of Ars Longa Festival Ivan Rudin to perform at ZIL Loft philharmonic on June 6, 2017.
Elizaveta Klyuchereva and Timofey Vladimirov took a special prize by Ars Longa Festival to participate at the XVII Festival program.
Steinway & Sons, the partner of the competition, presented Steinway Legends CD collection to all the finalists. It is a unique collection of rare records of outstanding Russian pianists including five piano concertos by Sergei Prokofiev performed by Vladimir Krainev. Specially for “Discovery” and Grand Prix winners the Steinway House in Hamburg will manufacture commemorative plaques with the winner’s names engraved.