After completing the second round, 10 competitors out of 21 have been selected to move on to the semi-final of the piano competition, which takes place on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 November at the Studio E. Ansermet in Geneva, Switzerland.
For the second recital, piano candidates were required to perform one of Beethoven’s Sonatas, a work of French music by Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc or Fauré, as well as a compulsory piece: Lightenings by Swiss composer William Blank (commissioned for the 2014 competition). The 10 candidates selected to continue to the semi-final round are:
Mr. Igor ANDREEV (26 y.o., Russian Federation)
Ms Asaki INO (27 y.o., Japan)
Mr. Myunghyun KIM (25 y.o., South Korea)
Mr. Honggi KIM (23 y.o., South Korea)
Mr. Rodolfo LEONE (23 y.o., Italy)
Ms Pallavi MAHIDHARA (27 y.o., United States)
Ms Ji-Yeong MUN (18 y.o., South Korea)
Mr. Joo Hyeon PARK (26 y.o., South Korea)
Ms Nadezda PISAREVA (27 y.o., Russian Federation)
Mr. Masaru YOSHITAKE (28 y.o., Japan)
The piano semi-final takes place on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 November 2014 at 2 pm and 7 pm at the Studio E. Ansermet (RTS). Candidates will have to present a 60-minute recital with a programme of their choice, the only requirement being that it must include at least one piece composed after 1950. Originality, choice of repertoire and variety will be determining criteria of selection.
8 competitors out of 18 have been selected to move on to the flute Semi-Final round:
Ms. Mayuko AKIMOTO (22 ans, Japan)
Ms. Elena BADAEVA (25 ans, Russia)
Mr. Ting-Wei CHEN (24 ans, Taiwan)
Ms. Adriana FERREIRA (24 ans, Portugal)
Mr. Yubeen KIM (17 ans, South Korea)
Ms. Helena MACHEREL (19 ans, Switzerland)
Mr. Alexander MARINESKU (26 ans, Russia)
Ms. Yaeram PARK (18 ans, South Korea)
The flute Semi-Final takes place on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 November at the Music Conservatory. Candidates will have to perform two pieces: as compulsory piece, “Pneuma” for flute solo and small ensemble by Kwang Ho Cho, prizewinning work of last year’s Composition Prize, as well as Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, viola and harp. Both works can be performed with the score.
For the first time, the Geneva Competition will be collaborating with the University of Geneva’s department of musicology, whose students will be giving a series of public interviews. The students receive coaching by a journalist of the Radio Télévision Suisse - Espace 2.
Entrance free of charge !
The 70th Geneva Competition will be presenting composition. This new discipline pursues the tradition of the Reine Marie José Prize and aims at encouraging and supporting contemporary creation.
Registrations open at the end of Jury 2014. Application deadline 31 March 2015.
Subject of the competition : String Quartet
Jury members :
Michael Jarrell, Chairman
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