International Piano Val de Travers 2023 – Results

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February 27

The International Competition Piano Val de Travers took place from the 24-26th February at the Conservatoire de Musique Neuchâtelois.

All the participants were divided into 3 different categories distinguished for the age of the participants. The prize winners are:

Category A

1st PRIZE – 500 CHF
Nutdanai Nimitrungrot – Thailand
Ella Xu – United States

2nd PRIZE – 300 CHF
Chanya Bayla Somboonvechakarn – Thailand
Maksim Tereshchenko – Russia

3rd PRIZE – 200 CHF
Emmeline Chloe Hadeli – Indonesia
Aleksandra Matrosova – Russia
Mio Nakamura – Japan
Nina Zhang – United States

Ellie Bauwens – Switzerland
Margarita Ershova – Russia
Nojus Galvydis – Lithuania
Ilia Koltsov – Russia
Jisung Lee – South Korea
Eren Parmakerli – Germany
Artemii Stepanenko- Poland

Creativity Award & Invitation to play at the closing ceremony of the 2023 Competition on February 26 at the Temple du Bas, Neuchâtel:  Ellie Bauwens – Switzerland

Special prize “Young virtuose”: Nutdanai Nimitrungrot – Thailand

For the best performance of a Contemporary piece (Gennady Vavilov | “At the circus arena”): Ilia Koltsov – Russia

For the best performance of a Contemporary piece (B. Dvarionas | Theme and Variations from cycle Little Suite):  Nojus Galvydis – Lithuania


Category B 

1st PRIZE  – 1000 CHF:  Claire Wang – Great Britain

2nd PRIZE – 700 CHF: Phoebe Papandrea – Great Britain

3rd PRIZE – 300 CHF
Michelle Jiang – China
Jonathan Ng – Switzerland
Christian Peter Hiemstra -United Kingdom

Paul Wang – Canada
Jilin Song – China

Category C

1st PRIZE and Concert Prize  – 4000 CHF,  Solo recital next year at WEpiano festival in Neuchâtel, Recital at the Festival de la Chapelle à Couvet in 2023 & EMCY Prize
Simon Haje – Germany

2nd PRIZE – 2000 CHF: Elžbieta Liepa Dvarionaitė – Lithuania

3rd PRIZE – 1000 CHF: Jaeyoon Lee – South Korea

DIPLOMA – 500 CHF: Yana Serbina – Ukraine

For the best performance of the piece of Ukrainian composer – 1000 CHF (M. Skoryk | “Burlesque”): Yana Serbina- Ukraine

For the best performance of the piece of Ukrainian composer – 1000 CHF (I. Shamo | “The Dance”): Daria Sannikova – Ukraine


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