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The Paloma O'Shea Santander Piano International Competition announces the names of the pianists who will compete in the XVIII edition of the Competition

Friday, April 10, 2015. This morning, the Paloma O’ Shea Santander International Piano Competition held a press conference at the Fundación Albeniz in Madrid to announce the names of the 20 pianists who have been selected to go through to the first stage of the competition which takes place from 25 July to 5 August inclusive at the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria in Santander

 

                                        

 

 THE PALOMA O'SHEA SANTANDER INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION ANNOUNCES THE NAMES OF THE PIANISTS WHO WILL COMPETE IN THE XVIII EDITION OF THE COMPETITION

 

Annelies Kaufmann, Márta Gulyás, Paloma O’Shea, Jenö Nyári y Luis Fernando Pérez in the press conference.   PHOTO: Javier Martín-Romo


Madrid, 10 April 2015.  This morning, the Paloma O’ Shea Santander International Piano Competition held a press conference at the Fundación Albeniz in Madrid to announce the names of the 20 pianists who have been selected to go through to the first stage of the competition which takes place from 25 July to 5 August inclusive at the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria in Santander.  Those present included Paloma O’ Shea who is both the President of the Piano Competition and the Fundación Albéniz together with members of the pre-selection Jury - pianists Márta Gulyás who is President of the Jury, Jenö Nyári and Luis Fernando Pérez.

The Pre-selection Jury held auditions for 83 pianists from 20 countries in Paris (17th - 19th March), New York (25th - 27th March) and Madrid (6th - 9th April). The pianists had been selected from a total of 203 applicants by the Competition Committee. All applicants were young musicians who study music at highly-prestigious international music schools.  

 

Alphabetical order of the candidates to participate in the XVIII Competition:


 

The Santander International Piano Competition was created in 1972. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world and is based in the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria in Santander in the North of Spain. 

 

The twenty successful candidates will go through to the first stage of the competition which involves performing a solo recital. The first stage takes place between 25 and 27 July. The pianists then perform another solo recital in the semi-final and also undergo a chamber music exam where they perform with the Cuarteto Casals. The semi-final takes place from 29 July to 1 August inclusive.

 

The final, which takes place on 3 and 4 August, features the six finalists performing complete concertos with a full orchestra. These performances will form part of the 64th Santander International Festival, www.festivalsantander.com.  The Radio Televisión Española Symphony Orchestra, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will accompany the pianists under the baton of maestro Pablo González.

 

The Closing Ceremony and the Awards Ceremony take place on 5 August in the Sala Argenta at the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria.

 

The Jury is composed of prominent international figures whose role is to select which participants go through to each stage of the competition, and award the prizes. The Jury will be led by pianist and professor Gary Graffman and jury members will be Jian LiTomás Marco, Luis Pereira Leal, Michel Béroff, Péter Csaba, Christopher Elton, Homero Francesch, Márta Gulyás, Klaus Hellwig, Eldar Nebolsin and Blanca Uribe.

 

The Santander Competition boasts substantial cash prizes totalling approximately 90,000 Euros. This includes First Second and Third Prizes, the “Santander Grand Prix”, honorary prizes and diplomas. But perhaps, most importantly the competition provides the winner and the finalists with the opportunity to perform in various key music venues throughout the world, which therefore provides a kickstart to their respective music careers.

 

All the music exams and concerts can be followed live on www.rtve.es and www.classicalplanet.com, the website for classical music which was created by the Fundación Albéniz. TVE’s second channel, “La 2” also offer a live broadcast of the Awards’ Ceremony and the final music exams which run over a two day period.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Requena, 1 - 28013 Madrid. +34 91 523 04 19 / prensa@albeniz.com www.fundacionalbeniz.com

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 Hernán Cortés, 3, entlo. - 39003 Santander  +34 942 31 14 51 concurso@albeniz.com

www.concursodepianodesantander.com

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