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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, March 17, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Hilton Head International Piano Competition (HHIPC) announces the winners of the 2022 competition held on March 7 -14:
Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, 22 (Canada) - First Prize ($15,000)
Illia Ovcharenko, 20 (Ukraine) - Second Prize ($10,000)
Seongwoo Moon, 21 (Republic of Korea) -Third Prize ($5,000)
Anthony Ratinov, 24 (United States) - Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize ($1,000) – not pictured
In addition to the cash award, the first prize winner receives a recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on Oct. 14, 2022, a CD recording on the Steinway & Sons label, and a return engagement with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and Music Director John Morris Russell. The Sascha Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize is a judges' discretionary award for which all non-finalist competitors may be considered. Competition Director, Mona Huff, says "We are extremely proud of these amazingly talented pianists and we congratulate all the competitors on their performances." The prize winners were selected from a field of 165 applicants, ages 18 – 30, from 28 countries. The competition jury was chaired by Jon Kimura Parker, and included Fabio Bidini, Olga Kern, Cecile Licad, Robin McCabe, Awadagin Pratt, and Logan Skelton.
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. Begun in 1996, the HHIPC is presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
Please see the HHIPC website (www.hhipc.org) for more information.
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