Thursday, May 24, 2012

Winner of the Shean Piano Competition 2012

On Friday, May 18, 2012 – after two days of amazing and very high calibre competition – pianist Adam Żukiewicz (28 years old), originally from Jawor, Poland and currently studying in Toronto, was awarded the $8,000 top prize in The Shean Piano Competition. He has also won the opportunity to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at a future date. Mr. Żukiewicz was one of 6 finalists chosen from the 23 submitted entries to compete in the 2012 Shean Piano Competition on May 17 and 18.

The complete results of the Competition were as follows:

First Place and $8,000 – Adam Żukiewicz (Jawor, Poland)

Second Place and $5,000 – Lisa Tahara (Vancouver, BC)

Third Place and $4,000 – Steven Massicotte (Montréal, QC)

Fourth Place and $3,000 – Michelle Powell (Grande Prairie, AB)

(Tie) Fifth Place and $2,000 each – Benjamin Chapman (Sydney, NSW, Australia) and Rich Coburn (Nelson, BC)

Lisa Tahara also won $1,000 Paul J. Bourret Prize for Best Performance of the Test Piece – Valse, Op. 38 by Alexander Scriabin.

The adjudicators for this year’s Competition were David Hoyt, Chair; Jane Coop and William Wolfram.

The 2013 Shean Strings Competition takes place May 17 and 18, 2013 in Edmonton with an $8,000 Top Prize and the opportunity to perform with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The $1,000 Paul J. Bourret Prize for Best Performance of the Test Piece will also be awarded.

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