3 FINALISTS VIE FOR 2014 GINA BACHAUER GOLD MEDAL
Final round on June 25 with Utah Symphony
39 competitors began, 3 finalists remain, 1 pianist will be the 2014 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition Gold Medalist on June 25th. The Finalists were determined on Saturday night following two consecutive days of full hour recitals from the 12 Semi-finalists. The following competitors will bring to Abravanel Hall explosive and passionate performances of concertos with the Utah Symphony under the direction of Thomas Hong on June 25th at 7 PM.
|2014 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition Finalists|
|Artem Yasynskyy, Ukraine, 25||Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26|
|Chi Ho Han, Korea, 22||Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini|
|Andrey Gugnin, Russia, 28||Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 in D minor, op. 30|
At the conclusion of the evening, the winners will be announced and awarded with medals and $80,000 in cash and prizes:
First Prize: Cash Award of $40,000 and Commemorative Gold Medal, New York Concert Engagement at Weill/Carnegie Recital Hall, Recording Contract on the Arkiv Music label (donated by Steinway & Sons), Solo Concert Engagement at the 2016 Shanghai International Piano Festival and Institute, Solo Concert Engagement at the 2015 Eastman International Piano Festival, Concerto Engagement with the Utah Symphony
Second Prize: Cash Award of $20,000 and Commemorative Silver Medal, Selected International Concert and Master Class Engagements, Bachauer CD Recording of selected repertory
Third Prize: Cash Award of$10,000 and Commemorative Bronze Medal, Selected International Concert and Master Class Engagements, Bachauer CD Recording of selected repertory
Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist after the performances. Along with the title of Gina Bachauer Audience Favorite, the pianist will increase their cash award by $1,000.
Tickets are $30 per night ($15 students) and are available at (801) 355-ARTS and www.arttix.org. Abravanel Hall is located at 123 W South Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Due to recording and broadcast rights, live streaming video will not be available for the Final Round as it was earlier in the Competition.
The International Jury: Nelita True (Chair), USA; Hui-Qiao Bao, China; Susan Duehlmeier, USA; Kyoko Hashimoto, Japan/Canada; Pasquale Iannone, Italy; Ronan O’Hora, United Kingdom; Marc Silverman, USA; Boris Slutsky, Russia/USA; Jack Winerock, USA.