WELCOME TO THE HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL
PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITION 2014
Final Results of the 2014 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition:
First Prize of £10.000, also the Audience Prize of £500
A Concerto Performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and other Prize Concerts.
The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Trophy
in memory of Sir Philip Ledger CBE:
Taek Ji Lee, 17 yrs, from South Korea
Playing Rachmaninov no. 3 in D minor Op.23
Second Prize of £2.500:
Yekwon Sunwoo, 25 yrs, from South Korea
Playing Rachmaninov no. 3 in D minor Op.30
Third Prize of £1.250:
Marcin Koziak, 24 yrs, from Poland
Playing Tchaikovsky no. 1 in B flat minor Op 23
4 Semi Finalists with prizes of £200 each:
Ekaterina Litvintseva, 27 yrs, from Russia
Angie Zhang, 18 yrs, from USA
Asaki Ino, 26 yrs, from Japan
Annika Treutler, 23 yrs, from Germany
I wish you an especially warm welcome to our 10th Anniversary Competition.
In the last two years the competition has made a meteoric rise amongst its fellow international competitions. This year we had 100 contestants of 30 different nationalities and selected 44 young pianists to compete this week. All our prizes have increased and concerts for the Prizewinners are growing rapidly too.
We have an eminent and larger international Jury and, I am particularly delighted to welcome Dame Fanny Waterman of the Leeds international Piano Competition to the Final, both as an honorary jury member and to present the prizes.
We also welcome back the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and express our gratitude to Yamaha as our new "instrument" sponsor.
Our competition is now able to give some real help on to a career ladder. It offers the chance for our contestants to compete against their peers from all over the world. We offer performance opportunities including a chance to appear as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the worlds leading orchestras, and several other engagements
It has been a fantastically stimulating personal challenge to develop the competition in my two short years as Artistic Director and I offer congratulations to everyone for what has past in the last 10 years and a real excitement and passion that HIPCC will be able to continue to help many exceptional young pianists in its next 10 years.
If you are not already a a volunteer, member or patron, I hope you might consider supporting us and join our growing "Friends of HIPCC"
I must pay tribute to all our wonderful volunteers who help us to manage and run the competition and an enormous thank you to all our Sponsors. Without them we could not put on such a special event, let alone go on developing it.
I wish everyone a great 2014 competition and can only say - Book early for 2015! I hope we may have introduced live auditions in six centres around the world, an extra Stage in the competition, more contestants in Hastings and more events not only in East Sussex but, throughout the United Kingdom and beyond.
Thank you all for coming and hope to see you again next year.
Frank Wibaut, Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury
As Chairman of the Hastings Musical Festival, I look forward to welcoming you all on the 10th Anniversary
of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.
Molly Townson, Chairman Hastings Musical Festival and Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition