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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, November 24, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Hilton Head International Piano Competition (HHIPC) announces the selection of the 20 competitors for the 2022 competition to be held on March 7 -14. This elite group of international pianists, ages 18 – 30, was selected from 165 applicants from 28 countries. The competitors and home country are:
Alexander Agate (United States); Jonathan Mamora (United States)
Elzbieta Bilicka (Poland); Seongwoo Moon (South Korea)
Ji-Hyang Gwak (South Korea); Nan Ni (China)
Sahun (Sam) Hong (United States); Illia Ovcharenko (Ukraine)
Jaeden Izik-Dzurko (Canada); Anthony Ratinov (United States)
Youlan Ji (China); Quanlin Wang (China)
Dmitri Kalashnikov (Russia); Yinuo Wang (China)
Elizaveta Kliuchereva (Russia); Quanzhou Yan (China)
Xiaoxuan Li (China); William Yang (United States)
Yuzhang Li (China); Muzi Zhao (China)
Competition Director, Mona Huff, says "We are extremely proud to present this amazingly talented group of musicians and audiences won't want to miss their performances." The Competition will be live-streamed for viewing by piano fans everywhere. The stream can be viewed at hhipc.org.
The pianists will perform two preliminary rounds at St. Luke's Church on March 7 - 10 and a semi-final round at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 12. The Concerto Finals will feature three finalists each performing a complete concerto with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Morris Russell on Monday, March 14, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church. Begun in 1996, the HHIPC is presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets for the competition go on sale January 4, 2022. Please see the HHIPC website (www.hhipc.org) for more information or call the box office at 843-842- 2055.
About the Hilton Head International Piano Competition: The Hilton Head International Piano Competition, one of the leading international piano competitions in the United States, operates with a three-year rotation of events: an adult competition for pianists 18 – 30 years of age, a young artist competition for pianists 13 – 17 years of age, and a festival that showcases past prize winners and other famous piano artists performing music ranging from classical to jazz genres. The competition events draw applicants, artists, and audience from countries the world over.
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