2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition announces winners

Posted on: August 16, 2013

In Sunday’s (8/11) Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Zachary Lewis writes, “After surviving two rounds of elimination and giving three solo recitals, the finalists in the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition laid bare one last side of themselves Friday and Saturday in concerto performances with the Cleveland Orchestra. Ultimately, the jury selected one man, Russian Stanislav Khristenko, the winner. The 29-year-old former student of the Cleveland Institute of Music, who also placed third here in 2005, now lays claim to a prize package including $50,000, three years of management, a compact disc recording, and a recital at Carnegie Hall.… Khristenko’s electrifying performance … of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 Saturday evening at Severance Hall did indeed stand out on several key measures.… Coming in behind Khristenko in second, third and fourth places, respectively, were Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev, 20, of Russia; Francois Dumont, 28, of France; and Jiayan Sun, 23, of China. They take home prizes of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.”


Posted August 16, 2013