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201 14th Washington International Piano Artists Competition Results

$2,000 grand prize & debut recital in DC at Kosciuszko Foundation, DC, TBA & invitation to participation in the WINNERS’ GRAND PRIX CONCERT April, 2016, and opportunity to perform with McLean Orchestra--- goes to

FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Ken Iiasaka

SECOND PRIZE WINNER
Jeanne Backofen Craig

THIRD PRIZE WINNER
Ferdy Talan

AUDIENCE & PRESS AWARDS
Jeanne Backofen Craig

SPECIAL AWARDS:  Best performances for………

BACH -  Reiko Osawa
Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue

BEETHOVEN - Andre Leonard

CHOPIN – Suzanna Laramee
Trois Nouvelles Etudes

Liszt - Deirbhile Brennan
Les Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
(from Années de Pèlerinage: Troisième Année)

RAVEL – Ken Iisaka
Sonatine

BAROQUE –
Deirbhile Brennan
Ramau-Gavotte & 6 Doubles

CONTEMPORARY –
Ferdy Talan
Leoš Janáček 1. X., 1905

CLASSICAL - 
Ken Iisaka, Beethoven
Sonata 32, Op. 111

ROMANTIC  -  Simon Finlow
Balakirev-Islamy

MOST IMAGINATIVE
PROGRAMMING
Ferdy Talan

SPIRIT OF THE AMATEUR PIANISTS
Neil McKelvie

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  WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION

(Last Revision: August 8, 2016 ; all competition events subject to change)

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For the benefit of the general public, WIPAC invites you and your friends to a very special event, The Washington International Piano Artists Competition, in Washington, DC, August 3rd to August 7th, 2016.

Locations for the competition's various rounds will be announced below in Competitions, Locations and Travel Information. This information will be found useful for local and out of state public attendance as well as to visiting pianist competitors.

The Final Round of the Competition is followed by an Award Ceremony and Celebratory Dinner. With your support this will be, as it has been for 13 years, one of the great summer events in Washington, DC.

WIPAC solicits membership donations in support of its mission and this competition, and relies heavily on public support to achieve its mission. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please be generous.

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THE FOURTEENTH WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION
WAS HELD AUGUST 4 - AUGUST 7, 2016

2016 Washington International Piano Artists Competition Guidelines & Application Forms (doc)

2016 Washington International Piano Artists Competition Guidelines & Application Forms (pdf)

Update to Guidelines: Winner will be offered opportunity to perform with WIPAC's new partner, The McLean Orchestra. New Liszt prize added this year among the Special Awards category. Application deadline: July 10th, 2016.

COMPETITION LOCATIONS, DIRECTIONS, & TRAVEL INFORMATION; Updated June 30th, 2016
(This File will be updated as specific venues are arranged. The George Washington University Music Department (GWU) Rome Hall, B120, is home base for the competition's initial rounds, and pianists arriving should register and sign up for practice rooms there.)

 

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LIST OF PAST WINNERS OF
THE WIPAC WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION


1-2003 Paul Romero
2-2004 Jim Allison
3-2005 Henri Delbeau
4-2006 Christopher Shih
5-2007 Jelena Vladikovic
6-2008 Vincent Schmithorst
7-2009 Tzu-Feng Liu
8-2010 Viscount Thurston
9-2011 Ali Mushtaq
10-2012 Keng Siong Sim
11-2013 Matthias Fischer
12-2014 Michael Slavin
13-2015 Michael Cheung
14-2016 Ken Iisaka
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LINK TO HIGHLIGHTS, PHOTOS, PROGRAMS, RECORDINGS OF LIVE PERFORMANCES

For your general Interest the following program from 2015 is provided here while the 2016 Program for the competition is in preparation.

2016 WIPAC PIANO COMPETITION PROGRAM
(cover page excluded)

FESTIVALDC.COM Coverage of Semi and Final Rounds BY HENRY & LISA POLGAR

For additional coverage at FESTIVALDC.com go to website and check under Arts and Culture or search for WIPAC.