HISTORY

The 3rd Hamamatsu International Piano Competition 1997

Dates

Tue,Nov.11 - Mon,Nov.24, 1997

  • First Stage
    Tue,Nov.11 - Sat,Nov.15, 1997
  • Second Stage
    Sun,Nov.16 - Tue,Nov.18, 1997
  • Third Stage
    Wed,Nov.19 - Thu,Nov.20, 1997
  • Final Stage
    Sun,Nov.23 - Mon,Nov.24, 1997
Venue
ACT CITY Hamamatsu
Orchestra
New Japan Philharmonic
Jury
    1. NAKAMURA Hiroko (Chairperson)
    2. Halina CZERNY-STEFANSKA
    3. Dean ELDER
    4. Vera GORNOSTAEVA
    5. HAYASHI Hidemitsu
    1. Karl-Heinz KÄMMERLING
    2. KOBAYASHI Kenichiro ※For Final Stage
    3. LI Ming Qiang
    4. Bryce MORRISON
    1. Daniel POLLACK
    2. Nicole HENRIOT-SCHWEITZER
    3. TAZAKI Etsuko
    4. Fanny WATERMAN DBE
Eligibility
The competition is open to pianists born between 1969 and 1981.
Comissioned Composer
HIRAYOSHI Takekuni 「Elegy for Piano」
Number of applicants
329 (51 countries and 2 regions)
Number of competitors
92 (36 countries and 2 regions)

Prizewinners

1st Prize Alessio BAX Italy
  • 2nd Prize Oliver KERN Germany
  • 3rd Prize /
    Best Performer of the Japanese Work
    Sergei TARASOV Russia
  • 4th Prize Rem URASIN Russia
  • 5th Prize OSAKI Yuma Japan
  • 6th Prize Frederick KEMPF UK
  • Diploma of Outstanding Merit Olaf John LANERI Italy
  • Diploma of Outstanding Merit Andrew ARMSTRONG USA