Posted at 5:40 PM on July 9, 2008
by Melissa Ousley
The first-ever e-Piano Junior Competition is in the Semi-Final Round this afternoon at Hamline University's Sundin Hall. Beginning at noon, each of the nine remaining contestants presented a 40-minute program. Lots of Lizst, Prokofiev and Chopin. Right now, a 16 year old Frank Dupree from Germany is presenting his program which includes a solo version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue!
At the end of today, we'll find out who the judges have selected as the five finalists. Those five will compete in the Concerto Round on Friday at noon. For this phase of the competition, they play with the Minnesota Orchestra and the performance will be broadcast live on Classical MPR. The concert is free, but if you can't make it to Orchestra Hall please join us for what promises to be an exciting live broadcast.
Find out more about this year's Jr. e-Comp at the competition website. Later this evening, they'll provide the names of the five finalists.
Vladimir Levitsky was amazing!
Jan Lisiecki is the best !!!!!!!
I was very impressed with the competition yesterday afternoon at Orchestra Hall with the wonderful performances of the the young pianists. What an accomplished group of young people. However, I was unable to stay for the awards and can't seem to find who finally won the award. Could you please post the winners of the epiano junior competition. Thank you.
My sentiments exactly (as posted by Pat abov e).
I've searched everywhere I can think of and cannot find out how the finalists ranked and who won. Also, it was my impression that last night's concert was going to be broadcast by MPR. Guess I read that information wrong? Please post the rankings and the winner....soon?
The e-piano competition was wonderful. However, I too, have searched for the names of the final winners, but can find them nowhere on the web.#
First Prize went to two contestants:
Frank Duepree, 16/Germany, played Tchaikovsky Concerto #1 in the Final Round
Nansong Huang, 14/China, played Rachmaninoff Concerto #3 in the Final Round
Second Prize -- not awarded
Third Prize went to two contestants:
Osip Nikiforov, 14/Russia, played Beethoven Concerto #3 in the Final Round
Jan Lisiecki, 13/Canada, played Chopin Concerto #2 in the Final Round
Fourth Prize -- not awarded
Fifth Prize: Vladimir Levitsky, 16/Russia, played Tchaikovsky Concerto #1 in the Final Round