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20th Washington International Piano Artists Competition See Information to the right
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♫ 2023♫
20th Washington International Piano Artists Competition Results

FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Robin Stephenson
$3,000 GRAND PRIZE

2023 GRAND PRIX CONCERT AT SPECIAL LOCATION IN WASHINGTON, DC

SECOND PRIZE WINNER
Robert Finley
$2000

THIRD PRIZE
Ilya Bunyakyn
$1000

FINALIST AWARDS
William Bloomquist
Emanuela Zaharia-Donici
Simon Finlow
$250 EACH

SPECIAL AWARDS
$250 EACH as BELOW

MOST IMAGINATIVE PROGRAMMING
Keiko Kircher

ROMANTIC PERIOD
Ian Roy
Joseph Suk Liebeslied, Op. 7 No. 1

BAROQUE PERIOD
Simon FInlow
Antonio Soler Sonata D major, R. 84

CLASSICAL PERIOD
Illya Bunyakin
Haydn Sonata in B minor, HOB. Xvi:32

COMTEMPORARY PERIOD
Reiko Osawa
Nicolai Kapustin Toccatina, Op. 36

PRESS JURY AWARD
Emanuela Zaharia-Donici

AUDIENCE AWARD
Robin Stephenson

BACH PERFORMANCE
Robert Finley
Sheep May Safely Graze

MOZART PERFORMANCE
William BLoomquist
Sonata in B flat Major, K.333

BEETHOVEN PERFORMANCE
Robin Stephenson
Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, First Movement

CHOPIN PERFORMANCE
Robert Finley
Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1

PADEREWSKI PERFORMANCE
Robin Stephenson
Melodie, Op. 16, No.2

LISZT PERFORMANCE
Robin Stepehnson
Apres une Lecture de Dante

SPENCER HUFFMAN PERFORMANCE
Not Awarded

RAVEL PERFORMANCE
Simon Finlow
"Jeux d'eau"

RACHMANINOFF PERFORMANCE ($500)
Illya Bunyakin
Etude Tableaux, Op. 39, No. 1 in C Minor

 

 

 

Modified: 07/22/2024

Please see WINNERS of the 20th Competition on the left side screen and note the SPECIAL AWARDS LISTINGS, which we expect will be continued in 2024.

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The dates for the 2024 Washington International Piano Artists Competition will be

Wednesday AUGUST 7 to Sunday AUGUST 11, 2024 at

The George Washington University Music Department,

Phillips Hall, B120, H and 22nd Streets NW, Washington DC

FINAL ROUND: THE CITY TAVERN CLUB 3206 M Street NW, DC

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2024 Washington International Piano Artists Competition Application Forms:

2024 Washington International Piano Artists Competition Application Form (docx)

2024 Washington International Piano Artists Competition Application Form (pdf)

The following will be helpful to organize your programs fof 2024:

Excerpts from the 2023 WIPAC Competition Program (Bios and Programs of Pianists)

Advanced notice on some SPECIAL AWARDS for 2024:
(see those awarded in 2023 on left side of this page
)

1) Composition of Ignacy Ian Paderewski Donor: Dr. Wanda O'Brien-Trefil ($250)

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

3) Composition of Mendelssohn by Annie Totah ($250)

4) Composition of a Latin American Composer ($250)

5) Composition of Sergei Rachmaninoff ($500)

6) Bach award: significant transcriptions may be performed: Siloti, Busoni, etc. ($250)

7) Spencer Huffman award for performance(s) of compositions of the composer. ($300)

See: Huffman Information/Scores LINK HERE

(Special awards are also mentioned in the COMPETITION APPLICATION FORM GUIDELINES All awards are offered at the discrection of our public sponsors.)

The following may be helpful to pianists visiting DC:

Hotels.com or websites: Tabard Inn; Melrose, Lombardy, State Plaza, Mariott, Embassy Suites.. Places to stay that you can find near Du Pont Circle East or West side are good but a longer commute to GWU.. Du Pont Circle is near RED LINE METRO, so accomodations always possible elsewhere where there are connections via YELLOW LINE METRO. FYI: Virginia offers lower taxes on food and accomodations: Rosslyn or near Regan Airport is OK as long as you are close to a YELLOW LINE METRO

YELLOW LINE METRO stops at FOGGY BOTTOM/GWU Hospital, near to the GWU Music Department, Phillips Hall, 801 22nd Street at H Street NW, Washington, DC Room B120. (NW=NORTHWEST). Be sure to say, "Northwest" to taxi drivers.

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


0-2002 Inaugual Competition - Stevie Ryan
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 Postponed to 2021

18-2021 Irene Longacre-Whiteside
19-2022 David Lee
20-2023 Robin Stephenson
21-2024 TBA

See HIGHLIGHTS PAGE OF WEBSITE (LINK ABOVE) FOR RECORDINGS, PREVIOUS COMPETITION PROGRAMS, AND PRESS COVERAGES OF PAST COMPETITIONS THESE CAN BE USEFUL TO THOSE PIANISTS CONSIDERING APPLICATIONS FOR THE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARTISTS COMPETITION. As available.

PERFORMANCES from 2023 WIPAC Competition

(Partial list of Recordings from Preliminary Round)

Angela Poh

Willaim Bloomquist

Simon Finlow

Reiko Osawa

Cahterine Grimball

Mark Cannon

Yoko Taruki

Illya Bunyakyn

Ian Roy

Jamie Faulk

Emanuela Zaharia-Donici

Scot King

Robin Stepehnson

John Sawchuck

Keiko Kircher

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FINAL ROUND PERFORMANCES

William Bloomquist

Robin Stepehnson

Simon Finlow

Emanuela Zaharia-Donici

Illya Bunyakyn

Robert Finley

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