Alexander Braginsky just took the stage with the 7 members of the jury to announce the winners of the 2006 Minnesota International Piano eCompetition. From the original pool of 138 applicants, the final six were ranked as follows:
First Place - Edisher Savitski
Second Place - Ryo Yanagitani
Third Place - Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan
Fourth Place - Michael Mordvinov
Fifth Place - Einav Yarden
Sixth Place - Gregory DeTurck
This is the second visit to the Piano eCompetition for Edisher. Four years ago, he came in 4th...and as he mentioned to Melissa, a lot can happen in four years! More conversation with Edisher Savitski and an encore performance of two pieces from his recital program tomorrow at noon...LIVE from the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul. It's FREE.
Classical Minnesota Public Radio will broadcast the event live, but you'd rather be right there in the audience to see the debut recital of Mr. Savitsky. You can also lay eyes on Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Competition director & founder Alexander Braginsky and pianist Awadagian Pratt, who was one of the seven jury members.
See you noon Friday at the Fitz.
You have GOT to be kidding me.
In agreement with Jason M - followed the entire competition and was dumbfounded by the results which seemed partial to age and political influence amongst the jury.
As mentioned in the competition bulletin board, Gregory DeTurck's performance of the Rachmaninov was artistic and inventively fresh, not manufactured as if every piece had been flash-formed under 5 tons of pressure in a steel press at Toyota Motor Company.
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