♫ 2017♫
15th Washington International Piano Artists Competition

FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Hiroaki Taniguchi

$3,000 GRAND PRIZE

GRAND PRIX CONCERT IN INTERNATIONAL EMBASSY
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SOLO RECITAL
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SECOND PRIZE
Ferdy Talan

$2000

THIRD PRIZE
Andy Liao

$1000

3 HONORARABLE MENTION AWARDS
I-wen Tseng
Joseph Lipare
Simon Finlow

$250 EACH

DISCRETIONARY AWARDS
$250 EACH

MOST IMAGINATIVE
Ferdy Talan
PROGRAMMING
ROMANTIC PERIOD
Simon Finlow
Schumann Novelette in F Major

BAROQUE PERIOD
Joseph Lipare
Scarlatti Sonatas

CLASSICAL PERIOD
Andy Liao
Haydn Sonata in B Minor

COMTEMPORARY PERIOD
Alexandra Nica
Enescu & Ciortea: Gypsy Dance & Prelude

PRESS JURY AWARD
Hiroaki Taniguchi
AUDIENCE AWARD
Hiroaki Taniguchi

SPECIAL AWARDS
$250 Each

BACH PERFORMANCE
I-wen Tseng
Tocatta in E Minor

BEETHOVEN PERFORMANCE
Simon Finlow
Sonata, Op. 10, No. 3

CHOPIN PERFORMANCE
Ferdy Talan
Tarantella

LISZT PERFORMANCE
Hiroaki Taniguchi
St. Francis walking on the waves

RAVEL PERFORMANCE
Kotomi Suzuki
Tombeau de Couperin Selections

 

WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION

The 15th Washington International
Piano Artists Competition
RESULTS: SEE LEFT COLUMN

For Video Recordings from the 15th Piano Competition in MP4 downloadable format
See: VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THE PIANO COMPETITION

NOTE: Awards to be added in 2018 posted below

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Semifinalist PHOTO

 

All Piano Artists PHOTO with Chateau Gardecki

 

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LIST OF PAST WINNERS OF
THE WIPAC WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION


1-2003 Paul Romero
2-2004 Jim Allison
3-2005 Henri Delbeau
4-2006 Christopher Shih
5-2007 Jelena Vladikovic
6-2008 Vincent Schmithorst
7-2009 Tzu-Feng Liu
8-2010 Viscount Thurston
9-2011 Ali Mushtaq
10-2012 Keng Siong Sim
1-2013 Matthias Fischer
12-2014 Michael Slavin
13-2015 Michael Cheung
14-2016 Ken Iisaka
14-2017 Hiroaki Taniguchi

See HIGHLIGHTS PAGE OF WEBSITE FOR RECORDINGS AND PRESS COVERAGE OF PAST COMPETITIONS

The following links can be used to help pianists prepare in advance for the next competition, 2018 Guidelines will be published in 2018, in April.

2017 WIPAC Competition Guidelines and Application Forms (doc)

2017 WIPAC Competition Guidelines and Application Forms (pdf)

Awards to be added in 2018 include:
1) Composition of Spencer Huffman (best performance)$400 Donated by Priscilla Huffman
See www.wipac.org/Huffman.html

2) Latin American Composer Donated by Erik and Alix Sundquist ($250)

Locations, Directions and Travel Information
Date of Update posted at this link. Prelim Rounds and Registrations always begin at the GWU Music Department, Room B120