Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition

The Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition (in Spanish: Concurso Internacional de Piano de Santander "Paloma O'Shea") is a piano competition taking place in Santander, Spain.[1] Founded in 1972 by Paloma O'Shea as a national prize, it turned into an international competition in its 2nd edition, and was professionalized in the mid-70s, being accepted into the World Federation of International Music Competitions in 1976.[2]

Organized by the Albéniz Foundation and chaired by the Infanta Margarita and sponsored by a network of civil service and private companies,[3] it arranges an extensive world tour for the winners,[4] including debuts in auditoriums such as the National Auditorium of Music and the Wigmore Hall[citation needed] and cash prizes.[5] The competition takes place in the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria.[6]

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The competitionEdit

Currently, 20 pianists are accepted into the competition through a demanding shortlist of candidates. The competition consists of a preliminary round after a video-based admission round (pre-auditions in Spain, Paris, New York and Moscow), a recital round, a chamber music round, and final concerto round with a symphony orchestra.

Guest artistsEdit

During the last stages of the competition, the participants perform with guest artists and ensembles. Past ensembles include the London Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Spanish National Orchestra, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra Takacs Quartet, Ysaÿe Quartet, Quiroga Quartet and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and conductors Philippe Entremont, Sergiu Comissiona, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, and Jesús López-Cobos.[7]

JuriesEdit

Members of the jury have included Josep Colom, Gary Graffman, Federico Mompou, Vlado Perlemuter, Joaquín Achúcarro, Aldo Ciccolini, Nikita Magaloff, Paul Badura-Skoda, Hiroko Nakamura, Fou Ts'ong, Eliso Virsaladze, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Rafael Orozco, Philippe Entremont, Alicia de Larrocha, Dimitri Bashkirov, Dimitri Alexeev, Akiko Ebi, Márta Gulyás and Arie Vardi.[7]

Prize winnersEdit

This is a partial listing of prize-winners of the Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition.

Year Grand Prize 2nd prize 3rd prize Other
1972   Josep Colom   Jesús González Alonso
Honour Certificates
  •   Martín Millán
  •   Agustín Vergara
1974   Ruriko Kikuchi   Jesús González Alonso
  José M. Martínez Pínzolas
  María T. Berrueta de Rubio
Honour Certificates
  •   Susan A. Howes
  •   Manuel Quesada
  •   María H. Revilla
1975   Marioara Trifan   Peter Bithell   Rebecca A. Penneys

4th:   Silvie Carbonel
5th:   Margarita Höhenrieder

1976   Hüseyin Sermet   Ivan Klánský Not awarded

4th:   Janina Drath

  Paulo E. Gori

5th:   Nina Hamaguchi
6th:   Marie Sprimont
7th:   Milan Langer

1977   Ramzi Yassa   Jeremy Atkins
  David Allen Wehr
Not awarded
Special Prizes
1978   Josep Colom   Frédéric Aguessy   Anna Manasarova
4th prize
Other prizes
1980 Not awarded   Barry Douglas   Dan Atanasiu
  Francesco Nicolosi
Antonio Lavín prize
  •   Yumiko Maruyama
Ana de los Ríos prize
  •   Megumi Umene
Conservatory prize
1982   Marc Raubenheimer   Oleg Volkov   Yves Rault

4th:   Alec Chien
5th:   Eric N'Kaoua
6th:   Kazuoki Fujii

1984   Hugh Tinney   José Carlos Cocarelli   Rauf Kasimov

4th:   Fei-Ping Hsu
5th:   Daniel Rivera
6th:   William Koehler
7th:   Nigora Akhmedova
8th:   Edward Zilberkant
Special prize:   Viktor Chernelievsky

1987   David Allen Wehr   Sergey Yerokhin   Bernd Glemser

4th:   Pavel Nersessian

  Xiang-Dong Kong

5th:   Matthias Fletzberger

Grand Prize Honour Prize Honour mentions Finalist prizes
1990 Not awarded   Sergey Yerokhin   David Kuijken

  Brenno Ambrosini
  Viktor Lyadov
  Jean-François Dichamp
  Claudio Martínez Mehner

Semifinalists diploma

  Isabel Dubuis
  Mariana Gurkova
  Oxana Rapita
  Alexander Sandler
  Emily White
  Marta Zabaleta

1992   Eldar Nebolsin   Xu Zhong

  Markus Groh
  Mariana Gurkova
  Eduardo Monteiro
  Vadim Rudenko

1995 Not awarded   Enrico Pompili

  Armands Ābols
  Carl Cranmer
  Miguel Ituarte
    Polina Leschenko
  David M. Louie

1998   Yung Wook Yoo   Jong Hwa Park   Plamena Mangova
Laureate prizes
2002 Not awarded     Boris Giltburg   Ning An
  Soyeon Lee
Laureate prizes
Grand Prize 2nd prize 3rd prize Audience Prize
2005   Alberto Nosè   Herbert Schuch   Jie Chen   Alberto Nosè
2008   Jue Wang     Avan Yu   Kotaro Fukuma     Avan Yu
2012
0
Not awarded
0
  Ahn Ah-ruem
0
  Tamar Beraia
  János Palojtay
  Tamar Beraia
0
2015   Juan Pérez Floristán   David Jae-Weon Huh   Jianing Kong   Juan Pérez Floristán
2018   Dmytro Choni   Yutong Sun   Aleksandr Kliushko   Juan Carlos Fernández-Nieto

Special prizesEdit

Year Best Spanish contestant Contemporary music Chamber music Spanish music
1978   María Teresa Berrueta de Rubio
1980   Martin Doerrie   Michiko Tsuda
1982   Yves Rault   Eric N'Kaoua
1984   Luis Á. Sarobe   William Koehler   William Koehler   Zuzana Paulechová
1987   Jorge L. Otero   Claire Desert   Claire Desert   Clélia Iruzun
1990   Claudio Martínez Mehner   David Kuijken   Viktor Lyadov   Mariana Gurkova
1992   Marta Zabaleta   Laura Mikkola   Tatiana Pavlova   Wi Yu
1995   Enrico Pompili   Armen Babakhanian   Carl Cranmer

Grant-prizesEdit

Year
1987   Xiang-Dong Kong
1990   Jean-François Dichamp   Claudio Martínez Mehner   Giorgia Tomassi
1992   Carlos Apellániz   Laura Mikkola   Andrei Zheltonog
1995   Freddy Kempf     Polina Leschenko

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fundación Sinfonía. "Santander Piano Competition Paloma O'Shea Piano Competition".
  2. ^ "Korea Shines in International Competition". Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Who are we". Santander Piano Competition. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Prizes". Paloma O'Shea Piano Competition. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. ^ World Federation of International Music Competitions. "XVIth "Paloma O'Shea" Santander International Piano Competition". Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  6. ^ Diseño, ITM Edición y. "25 julio al 5 agosto - XIX Concurso Internacional de Piano - Paloma O'Shea - Santander | Palacio de Festivales" (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "Winners, Juries, Orchestras and Guests Artists". Concurso Internacional de Piano de Santander. Retrieved 24 November 2015.

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