Prize Winners 2018 in the Category Piano

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1st prize: Preis: Rachel Naomi Kudo / 31 yrs / USA

Studied at the Juilliard School in New York City with Yoheved Kaplinsky und Joseph Kalichstein and at Mannes College of Music in New York with Richard Goode, Gilbert Kalish und Leon Fleisher; master classes with Emanuel Ax and András Schiff; award winner at national competitions; concerts in Poland, France, the USA, Israel, Austria, Denmark, Norway and Italy; currently a student.


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2nd prize: Arash Rokni / 25 yrs / Iran

Studied at the University of Music and Theatre »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« with Markus Tomas and at the University of Music and Dance Cologne with Claudio Martinez Mehner; master classes with Robert Levin, Jaques Rouvier, Arie Vardi, Rita Wagner, Gerald Hambitzer, András Kemenes and Felix Gottlieb; prize winner at the 2013 Aarhus International Piano Competition, national prizes and youth music prizes; active as a concert pianist; currently a student and a freelance organist.


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3rd prize: Jonathan Ferrucci / 24 yrs / Australia/Italy

Studied at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica »L. Cherubini« in Florence with Giovanni Carmassi and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Joan Havill; master classes with Aldo Ciccolini, Robert Levin, Angela Hewitt, Murray Perahia und Richard Goode; concerts in Italx, Great Britain and the USA; currently a student and freelance musician.