Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fantastic Results for Fazioli piano at “Halina-Czerny Stefańska” International Piano Competition

POZNAN, POLAND – On Saturday the 23rd of September the “Halina-Czerny Stefańska” (in memoriam) International Piano Competition entered the final round at the ‘Aula Nova" concert hall in Poznań.  The first and third prizewinners Krzysztof Książek and Michał Dziewior chose to perform on the Fazioli piano.

During the three rounds of the competition, contestants had been asked to select their instrument among four piano brands - Fazioli, Steinway, Yamaha and Bösendorfer.  Eight competitors moved to the final, three of which had chosen to perform on Fazioli since the first round of the competition.

The prizegiving ceremony and the finalists performance took place on Sunday, 24th at the "Aula Nova" concert hall in Poznań.

This excellent result for the FAZIOLI piano comes not long after the success gathered at the Artur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, where the “Fazioli” finalists were awarded a number of prizes, among which the first two steps of the podium, and at the Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow, where all finalists chose to perform their final piano concerto on Fazioli.

Monday, September 11, 2017

All Finalists at Scottish Piano Competition Choose Fazioli

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - On Sunday the 10th of September 2017, the Scottish International Piano Competition went into the final round.  Competitors could choose between Fazioli, Steinway, and Bosendorfer, and we are please to share with you that all 3 finalists chose to perform onthe Fazioli.

Turkish pianist Can Çakmur has been named the 11th winner of the Scottish International Piano Competition (SIPC).

The 20-year-old receives £10,000, the Sir Alexander Stone Memorial Trophy and the Frederic Lamond Gold Medal, and will perform with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in their 2018/19 season.

Born in 1997 in Ankara, Can Çakmur has studied at the Hochschule für Music Franz Liszt Weimar, and with Diane Andersen in Belgium. He had won a number of international competitions and awards, appeared in major festivals throughout his native Turkey, and performed as soloist throughout Europe.

Held as a triennial event, the Scottish International Piano Competition this year welcomed 23 competitors from 15 countries across 3 continents. The panel of 8 jurors included internationally acclaimed pianists Steven Osborne and Olga Kern and was chaired by Head of Keyboard at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Aaron Shorr.

Second Prize of £7,500 and the Lawrence Glover Silver Medal went to Florian Mitrea, 27, from Romania. Florian also won best performance of Gordon McPherson’s The Pounding Room, a new work commissioned as the test piece for this year’s competition. Georgian born Luka Okros, 20, now based in the UK, took home the Third prize of £5000 and The Douglas McKerrell Memorial Prize. Finalists prizes were supported by SIPC Patrons and Friends, Merchants House of Glasgow, the McKerrell family and Arnold Clark.

What is now The Scottish International Piano Competition was originally established in 1986 as a memorial to Frederic Lamond and the First Prize of the Competition carries with it the Frederic Lamond Gold Medal.