Candidates

 

After the appraisal of the 409 videos, the confirmation of partecipation and the inscription of other 9 candidates due to the convention of the Conservatory C.Monteverdi of Bolzano, the following candidates have been admitted to the Preselections:

 

A Jin Sohn
Alberto Olivo
Alessandro Riccardi
Alexander Panfilov
Alexandra Sikorskaya
Alexey Sychev
Alison Chiang
Ana Gogava
Anastasia Vorotnaya
Anatolii Kostiuchenko
Anna Dmytrenko
Anna Khomichko
Antonio Chen Guang
Arina Lazgiian
Arisa Onoda
Chiyan Wong
Clément Caillier
Costanza Principe
Daria Korotkova
Dario Zanconi
Deren Wang
Dongha Lee
Eddie Myunghyun Kim
Emanuil Ivanov
Evgeny Konnov
Fanya Lin
Federico Gad Crema
Georgijs Osokins
Giacomo Scaringella
Giovanni Bertolazzi
Giovanni Carraria Martinotti
Giuseppe Sortino
Gloria Cianchetta
Honggi Kim
Ingmar Lazar
Ivan Gusev
Jae Hong Park
Jakub Kuszlik
Jamie Wai Sze Shum
Jeong Hyun Yoon
Jiana Peng
Jihyung Youn
Jin-Hyeon Lee
Jonas Aumiller
Jong Won
Ka Jeng Wong
Kamil Borkowski
Kang Tae Kim
Katarzyna Golofit
Katherine Benson
Kazuya Saito
Kyosuke Miyano
Laurent-Grandpré Franck
Linzi Pan
Lu Ruan
Ludovica De Bernardo
Luigi Carroccia
Marcin Wieczorek
Marek Kozák
Maximilian Trebo
Mehdi Bilal Ghazi
Natalie Gabrielli
Nicolò Ferdinando Cafaro
Otal Josquin
Paskal Paskalev
Pavle Krstic
Philipp Lynov
Pillho Bae
Ping-Chen Hsieh
Qi Kong
Ran Feng
Riccardo Gagliardi
Robertas Lozinskis
Salih Can Gevrek
Seolhwa Kim
Seongju Noah Kim
Sergey Belyavskiy
Seung-Hyuk Na
Shiori Kuwahara
Shotaro Nishimura
Shuan Hern Lee
Simeon Goshev
Simone Ivaldi
Sophie Druml
Stefano Andreatta
Stephan Xie
Sung-Jae Kim
Sven Bauer
Svetlana Andreeva
Timofey Dolya
Tomislav Damjanovic
Tony Siqi Yun
Valentin Malinin
Valentina Kaufman
Vera Andrianova
Viacheslav Ronzhin
Vitaly Starikov
Wei-Ting Hsieh
Weixin Zhou
Xiaoya Wan
Yi-Yang Chen
Ying Li
Joon Yoon
Youbin Kim
Yui Fushiki
Yumin Wu
Yuna Tamogami
Zi Xu

Xingyu Lu

17/06/1999
China

Xingyu Lu was born in China in 1999. He began to study the piano when he was 4 years-old and gave his debut recital in Beijing at the age of 10. When he was 9 years old, he began to study piano formally at the primary school associated with the Central Conservatory of Music in China, where his instructors were Chen Manchun and Zhou Guangren. During his study in Beijing between 2009-2012, he won a full scholarship from the Central Conservatory of Music each semester, and was consequently recommended admission to the middle school directly. In 2012 he went to America to study piano with a full scholarship. Currently he is studying for his bachelor's degree at the University for Music, Drama and Media in Hannover with Bernd Goetzke. In the course of his studies he has also given many recitals and performed in many concerts and festivals in China, the United States and Europe, in concerts halls such as Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, Grand Theatre in Shandong, China, Sendesaal des NDR in Hannover, Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Megaron) in Thessaloniki, Sundin Music Hall in MN, USA, Monumental Hall in Brescia, Italy, and many other concert halls. He also performed with the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonic and the "Mihail Jora" Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau. Xingyu has also been honored with many prizes. After winning the first gold medal in a national competition at the age of 5, he won the first and the special talent prize of "Jin-Kui-Hua" cup piano competition in 2010 (performed in the Shanghai EXPO); the first prize of Zhou Guangren Young Pianist Award in 2011; the third prize of Gina Bachauer Junior International Piano Competition in 2012; the first prize of M.N. USA Schubert Club Piano Competition in 2013; the first prize of YAMAHA Music Scholarship Competition in 2014 and received the first-class Scholarship; the second prize of Giorgos Thymis International Piano Competition, the first prize of International Piano Competition for the "Rotary-Jugend-Musikpreis" and the first prize of Città di Cantù International Piano and Orchestra Competition in 2017.