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Monday, July 14, 2008

Junior Piano E-competition final results

1st Minnesota International JUNIOR

Piano-E Competition is now final

Calgary's Jan Lisiecki ties for 3rd place in Yamaha Sponsored Piano Competition for pianists under the age of 17 !

The winners of the e-Piano Junior have been announced in the dramatic Awards Ceremony at 5:30PM on Friday, July 11, 2008 from the stage of the Orchestra Hall. The Ceremony featured performances of all finalists from the earlier rounds. With a Yamaha Disklavier Pro Concert Grand (DCFIIISM4 PRO), video projector, and screen set up on stage, the audience was able to experience the same video-sync technology that was used in the Virtual Audition phase of the competition.

The first prize was shared by Frank Dupree, 16 yrs old, Germany and Nansong Huang, 14 yrs old, China. Both winners have performed again with the Minnesota Orchestra on Friday evening Gala Concert that followed the award ceremony. Second Prize was not awarded The third prize was shared by Osip Nikiforov, 14 yrs old, Russia and Jan Lisiecki, 13 yrs old, Canada. Fourth Prize was not awarded. The fifth prize was awarded to Vladimir Levitsky, 16 yrs old, Russia.

The archived videos of all solo rounds, pictures from the competition will be available on the Minnesota E-Competition website soon. MIDI files of all solo performances will be available shortly after. Please stay tuned.

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