Posted at 6:11 AM on July 11, 2009
by Melissa Ousley
Filed under: Piano eComp
Results of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition were announced last night at Orchestra Hall by Alexander Braginsky, Co-Founder, Artistic Director and President of the organization. The results meant that winner Alessandro Taverna had the chance to play Chopin's Piano Concerto #1 twice yesterday. First, at noon during the final round of the competition. Then one more time last night in the "victory round." He appeared quite happy to be put in that position and even made time for a charming, jazzy encore by Friedrich Gulda.
First Prize: Alessandro Taverna, Italy
Second Prize: Pavel Yeletsky, Belarus
Third Prize: Helene Tysman, France
Fourth Prize, Eric Zuber, United States
Fifth Prize, Howard Na, United States
Sixth Prize, Grace Eun Hae Kim, South Korea
Pavel Yeletsky was also awarded the Schubert Prize for the best performance of a Schubert Sonata in round two of the competition.