Bruce Xiaoyu Liu wins the 18th Chopin Competition
Canadian musician Bruce Xiaoyu Liu won the top prize at the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw on Thursday.
The decision came after several hours of deliberations by a 17-person international jury. The winner receives a 40,000 euro ($46,620) prize and gold medal. The second prize ex aequo went to Alexander Gadjiev and Kyohei Sorita, while Martin Garcia Garcia came in third. The competition, named after the famed Polish composer Frederic Chopin, started in 1927. It is held every five years. Its 18th edition was scheduled to take place in 2020 but was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1st Prize – Mr Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu, Canada
2nd Prize ex aequo – Mr Alexander Gadjiev, Italy/Slovenia
2nd Prize ex aequo – Mr Kyohei Sorita, Japan
3rd Prize – Mr Martin Garcia Garcia, Spain
4th Prize ex aequo – Ms Aimi Kobayashi, Japan
4th Prize ex aequo – Mr Jakub Kuszlik, Poland
5th Prize – Ms Leonora Armellini, Italy
6th Prize – Mr J J Jun Li Bui, Canada
The Polish Radio Prize for the best performance of mazurkas – Mr Jakub Kuszlik, Poland
The Warsaw Philharmonic Prize for the best performance of a concerto – Mr Martin Garcia Garcia, Spain
The Krystian Zimerman Prize for the best performance of a sonata – Mr Alexander Gadjiev, Italy/Slovenia
The Jury didn't award a special prize of The Fryderyk Chopin Society for the best performance of a polonaise.
Źródło: TVN24 News in English, Reuters, chopin2020.pl