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2015 Leeds International Piano Competition

The 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition was the 18th edition of the tournament, and it was held in the University of Leeds and the Leeds Town Hall from 26 August to 13 September 2015, with the Hallé Orchestra acting in the final conducted by Mark Elder. Russian pianist Anna Tcybuleva won the competition.





Andrew Clements from The Guardian found that while Tcybuleva's playing in the final was fluent:

"...she often seemed incapable of seeing the overall shape of the work [Brahms' 2nd Concerto], and her role in projecting it."

Clements further commented that "only Petersen and Kim gave any sense that they chose music they genuinely loved" (Rachmaninov's 1st and Beethoven's 4th respectively), while describing Pisarenko as "another pianist with steely technique and limited musical imagination in the current Russian mould."[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Andrew Clements (14 September 2015). "Leeds International Piano competition final – first prize for Anna Tcybuleva, not the obvious choice". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ Mark Benedetti (14 September 2015). "Leeds Piano Competition Gold Medal Goes to Anna Tcybuleva". WQXR. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Anna Tcybuleva wins prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition 2015". Pianist Magazine. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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