Between 4th and 12nd August, in Germany took place the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists.
The town of Ettlingen is organizing every two years an international competition, which is open to young pianists of all nationalities, including stateless people.
The participants do not require any musical education and all stages of the competition are open to the public. This ‘not selective’ criteria allowed every person who is interested in music to attend or to be a spectator.
This year 340 young pianists, coming from 50 nations, applied for this competition. After the first round selections only 99 pianists were admitted.
The EMCY prize winner of Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists is Oleksii Kanke (Ukraine).
The prize winners of this edition are:
CATEGORY A (PARTICIPANTS UP TO 15 YEARS)
First Prize: Yu Lei, China
Second Prize: Jinyoung Kweon, Korea (Republic)
Third Prize: Curtis Phill Hsu, USA
Fourth Prize: Ruogu Wen, China
Fifth Prize: Eva Garet, Romania
Xiaoyu Hu, China
Jacky Xiaoyu Zhang, United Kingdom
Eunsol Park, Korea (Republic)
Hao Rao, China
Yuetong Wang, China
Special Commendation for young talents:
Jacky Xiaoyu Zhang , United Kingdom
Yanyan Bao, China
Ray Zhang, Canada
CATEGORY B (PARTICIPANTS UP TO 20 YEARS)
First Prize: Oleksii Kanke, Ukraine
Second Prize: Jonas Aumiller ,Germany
Third Prize: Ondřej Zavadil ,Czech Republic
Fourth Prize: Rebecca Leung, United Kingdom
Fifth Prize: Xiaolu Zang, China
Lukas Sternath, Austria
Jay Myung, Korea (Republic)
The next edition of Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists will be on August 8-16, 2020.