Prize winners 2015

1st prize: Alexey Sychev, Russia

As only 10 year old, Alexey Sychev premiered with Beethoven’s 1st piano concerto. Since then, this Russian, born in Lipezk 1988, has given recitals worldwide – in Israel, Morocco, Brazil, Chile and the US. As a soloist with orchestras he has appeared in Russia, Western Europe and south America. Since completing his studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Sychev has been studying at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. Recently he has won first prize at piano competitions in Morocco, Italy and the USA (all in 2012) as well as Chile (in 2014). This year he received second prize at the “57th Jaen International Piano Competition” in Spain. He has also recorded a CD with Czech radio.

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2nd prize: Dina Ivanova, Russia

This 20 year old pianist began her first benchmarking performances at the age of 11. She can already look back on a multitude of achievements and prizes won at international piano competitions for young pianists: 2006 in Moscow, 2007 in Pjatigorsk, 2008 in Lipezk – and in the following years, in Charkiw (Ukraine) and once again in Moscow (2013), among others. At the first Manja International Piano Competition in Montenegro she won 3rd prize. Currently Dina Ivanova is studying at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. She has been sponsored by both the program "Talented Russian Children" as well as "Russian Performer's Art"

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3rd prize: Arseni Sadykov, Belarus

He has already been successful once in 2015: at the international piano competition in the French area of Lagny-sur-Marne he won 1st prize. The young Belarusian, born in 1989 in Polazk, studied initially at the music conservatory in Minsk as well as the conservatory "Claudio Monteverdi" in Bolzano. He is currently completing a masters at the Weimar Musikhochschule in the class of Prof. Gerlinde Otto. Among other things, Sadykov is a prize winner of the competitions "Neue Sterne" (Germany, 2014) and the international "Giuliano Pecar" piano competition Gorizia (Italy, 2012). At the 7th international Franz Liszt Piano competition Weimar-Bayreuth (2011) he was awarded a special prize for the best east European participant.

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Special prizes

Florian Glemser
  • Special prize for the best interpretation of an opera transcription by Richard Wagner/ Franz Liszt

Alexey Sychev
  • Special prize for the best interpretation of the Sonata in B minor by Franz Liszt
  • Audience award

Eka Bokuchava
  • Scholarship for one semester at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar