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2022 International German Piano Award Announces Winners

Konstantin Emelyanov took home first prize and €20,000

 

Held annually in Kronberg, the International German Piano Award (IGPA) has been running since 2011 by the International Piano Forum.

In the final, first prize winner Konstantin Emelyanov chose to play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor", alongside the Frankfurt Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Juri Gilbo.

He was chosen from a field of six nominees, which included pianists Michelle Candotti, Ilia Papoian, Jinhyung Park, Dmitry Sin, and Slavomir Zaranok.

Hailing originally from Russia, Emelyanov studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Sergei Dorensky. During this time, he won the first prize at the Viotti Piano Competition — plus prizes at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, and the piano competitions in Verona, Italy, and Suzhou, China.

In 2019, when he won Third Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. A year later, Emelyanov released his first album, which focused on the music of Tchaikovsky, on Russia's Melodya label.


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