Last week, 62 young piano virtuosos from 11 countries came to NYC to compete in the Semi-Final and Final rounds of the 2017 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition. See the thirteen extraordinarily talented winners perform!
Junior 1 Division (up to age 10)
FIRST PRIZE: Split between Jiahong “Ericsson” Lin and Sophia Shao
SECOND PRIZE: Philina Zhang
THIRD PRIZE: Jerry Chang
Steinway & Sons Award for Best Performance of Romantic Piece: Sophia Shao
Special Award for Best Performance of a Virtuoso Etude: Philina Zhang
Special Jury Discretionary Award: Andrew Gu
Junior 2 Division (age 11-14)
FIRST PRIZE: Split between Eric Guo and Naomi Yamaguchi
SECOND PRIZE: Not Awarded
THIRD PRIZE: Adam Jackson
Faust Harrison Pianos Award for Best performance of Romantic Piece: Naomi Yamaguchi
Steinway & Sons Award for Best Performance of a Virtuoso Etude: Eric Guo
Special Award for Best Performance of Contemporary Piece: LiYuan Byrne
Senior Division (age 15-18)
FIRST PRIZE: Lucia Li
SECOND PRIZE: Amir Siraj
THIRD PRIZE: Niklas Kniesche
Steinway & Sons Award for Best Performance of Romantic Piece: Lucia Li
Special Award for Best Performance of Virtuoso Etude: Lucia Li
Special Award for Best Performance of Contemporary Piece: Chi (Barry) Zhang
Kaufman Music Center is New York City’s premier pre-college music education institution, offering a broad range of programs and valuable performance opportunities for musically gifted children and teens as well as adults. The Center is home to Lucy Moses School, New York’s largest community arts school; Special Music School, a K-12 public school for musically gifted children; Face the Music, an acclaimed youth new music orchestra; and Merkin Concert Hall.
This concert is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. Seating is general admission.