♫ 2018♫
16th Washington International Piano Artists Competition

FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Yrian Wang
$3,000 GRAND PRIZE

GRAND PRIX CONCERT IN INTERNATIONAL EMBASSY
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SOLO RECITAL
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SECOND PRIZE WINNER
Jeni Kong
$2000

THIRD PRIZE
Jeanne Craig
$1000

HONORARABLE MENTION AWARDS
Joseph Lipare, Simon Finlow
Anqi Wang
$250 EACH

SPECIAL AWARDS
$250 EACH as BELOW


MOST IMAGINATIVE PROGRAMMING
Paul Kosak
Chopin
Chopin's Students Composers
Spiritual Descendants (Paderewski)

ROMANTIC PERIOD
Simon Finlow
Balakirev Mazurka No. 5, in D

BAROQUE PERIOD
Martin Gallegos
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B minor, L. 33

CLASSICAL PERIOD
Jeanne Craig
Haydn Sonata in E-flat major Hob.XVI:52 1st Movement

COMTEMPORARY PERIOD
Martin Gallegos
Martin Gallegos, "Impromptu"

PRESS JURY AWARD
Jeni Kong

AUDIENCE AWARD
Yiran Wang

BACH PERFORMANCE
Jeanne Craig
Prelude & Fugue C major, WTCII
Prelude & Fugue in G-sharp minor, WTCI

MOZART PERFORMANCE
Jeanne Craig
Sonata in F Major, K332, 1st Movement

BEETHOVEN PERFORMANCE
Jeni Kong
Sonata Op 78, 1st Movement

CHOPIN PERFORMANCE
Yiran Wang
Ballade No. 4, Op. 54

LISZT PERFORMANCE
Yiran Wang
Apres une lecture e Dante

RAVEL PERFORMANCE
Keiko Kircher
Sonatine

SPENCER HUFFMAN PERFORMANCE
Toshe Temelkov

LATIN AMERICAN COMPOSER
Joseph Lipare
Astor Piazzolla:"Oblivion" Tango
Angel Villodo:"El Choco" Tango

 

      

The 17th Washington International
Piano Artists Competition comes in August 2019

Please see WINNERS of the 16th Competition on the left side screen. Full details including video of all rounds for each competitor and official program can be found on the HIGHLIGHTS PAGE of the WIPAC WEBSITE. Press Reviews and photos can be found on the PRESS CORNER PAGE ...

See "WIPAC WIPACUSA" on Facebook, and check for links to some live streaming of some performances posted by competitors. Youtube may also offer interesting competitor performances.

WIPAC also has a TWITTER ACCOUNT under WIPACMUSIC, and some links are there, but we are not actively using twitter until next year's competition time.

Following Guidelines will be found useful in planning next year's performances at the piano competition, but may be revised in somewhat in early 2019 when dates are arranged for the annual August competition.

2019 COMPETITION GUIDELINES & APPLICATION (DOC)

2019 COMPETITION GUIDELINES & APPLICATION (PDF)

Further details on SPECIAL AWARDS in 2019:

1) Composition of Spencer Huffman (best performance) $400 Donated by Dick and Priscilla Huffman
See scores currently available at: www.wipac.org/Huffman.html
(Additional score materials posted as available)

2) Latin American Composer Donated by Erik and Alix Sundquist ($250 - new in 2018 and extended to 2019)

3) Composition of Ignacy Ian Paderewski Donated by Dr. Wanda Obrien-Trefil
($250 - will be new in 2019)

Locations and General Information File (2018 version is useful)

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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
1-2013 Matthias Fischer
12-2014 Michael Slavin
13-2015 Michael Cheung
14-2016 Ken Iisaka
15-2017 Hiroaki Taniguchi

16-2018 Yiran Wang

See HIGHLIGHTS PAGE OF WEBSITE FOR RECORDINGS AND PRESS COVERAGE OF PAST COMPETITIONS