♫ 2019♫
17th Washington International Piano Artists Competition

FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Jonathan Lee
$3,000 GRAND PRIZE

GRAND PRIX CONCERT IN INTERNATIONAL EMBASSY
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SOLO RECITAL
IN WASHINGTON, DC

SECOND PRIZE WINNER
Deirbhili Brennan
$2000

THIRD PRIZE
Robin Stephenson
$1000

HONORARABLE MENTION AWARDS
Jeanne Craig
David Lee
Vivienne Fleischer

$250 EACH

SPECIAL AWARDS
$250 EACH as BELOW


MOST IMAGINATIVE PROGRAMMING
David Lee

ROMANTIC PERIOD
Jeanne Craig, Chopin Ballade in G Minor

BAROQUE PERIOD
Jeanne Craig, Bach French Suite in G Major

CLASSICAL PERIOD
Utako Tanigawa, Haydn Sonata HOB:xvi 46

COMTEMPORARY PERIOD
Vivienne Fleischer, Sacan Toccatta

PRESS JURY AWARD
Jeanne Craig

AUDIENCE AWARD
Jonathan Lee

BACH PERFORMANCE
Jeni Kong, Partita No. 2 in C Minor, Sinfonia

MOZART PERFORMANCE
Kathleen Penny, Variations on Salve tu, Domine, K.398

BEETHOVEN PERFORMANCE
Robin Stephenson, C Minor Variations

CHOPIN PERFORMANCE
Deirbhile Brennan, Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54

PADEREWSKI PERFORMANCE
Robin Stephenson, Intermezzo Pollaco

LISZT PERFORMANCE
Jonathan Lee, Mephiso Waltz

SPENCER HUFFMAN PERFORMANCE
David Lee, Mazurka in A minor

LATIN AMERICAN COMPOSER
David Lee, Villa-Lobos, Bachianis Braselieros, No. 4

 

      

The 18th Washington International
Piano Artists Competition has been postponed to
2021, at The George Washington University College of Arts and Design, Music Department, and we will further notify you of dates in February of 2021. But usually dates set are between university semesters, i.e. about August 1; look at Wednesdays through Sundays during that period for estimated dates.

Please see WINNERS of the 17th Competition on the left side screen after the competition. Full details including video of all rounds for each competitor and official program will be found on the HIGHLIGHTS PAGE of the WIPAC WEBSITE as available. Press Reviews and photos will be found on the PRESS CORNER PAGE ... as avalable....This is good information for future candidates to review.

See "WIPAC WIPACUSA" on Facebook. Check for live streaming archives of the competition.

WIPAC also has a TWITTER ACCOUNT under WIPACMUSIC, and some links are there, but we are not actively using twitter at this time.

The following guidelines will be needed by pianists participating in the 2020 18th Washington International Piano Artist Competition:

2020 WIPAC Piano Competition Guidelines (docx)

2020 WIPAC Piano Competition Guidlines (pdf)

In addition to SPECIAL AWARDS already listed in the "guidelines," the following SPECIAL AWARDS were offered in 2019, here by way of example.

A complete list for 2020 Special Awards will be updated as donors indicate their preferences. The Huffman award has been confirmed. We suggest presenting a movement from the Huffman Piano Sonata, if possible).

1) Composition of Spencer Huffman (best performance) $300 Donated by Dick and Priscilla Huffman
See scores currently available at: www.wipac.org/Huffman.html
(Additional score materials posted as available)

2) Latin American Composer Donated by Erik and Alix Sundquist ($250 - new in 2018 and extended to 2019) (not confirmed for 2020)

3) Composition of Ignacy Ian Paderewski Donated by Dr. Wanda O'Brien-Trefil
($250)

4) Composition of Frederyck Chopin Donated by Dr. Wanda O'Brien-Trefil ($250)

6) Composition of W.A. Mozart Donated by Darlene Lebedev ($250) (not confirmed for 2020)

(Some special awards are listed in the COMPETITION GUIDELINES by way of example. When additions are made to those listed, they will be added herein above and not in the guidelines file..)

Locations & General Information File (May 22, 2019-last rev.)

(The file above from 2019 will not list all locations accurately until summertime, but the current file contains helpful information on where the GWU Music Dept., Phillips Hall, B120 is located as well as some travel info.)

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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
11-2013 Matthias Fischer
12-2014 Michael Slavin
13-2015 Michael Cheung
14-2016 Ken Iisaka
15-2017 Hiroaki Taniguchi

16-2018 Yiran Wang
17-2019 Jonathan Lee
18-2020 TBA

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