Our Laureates 2019

Emanuil Ivanov

1st Prize

Emanuil Ivanov

Shiori Kuwahara

2nd Prize

Shiori Kuwahara

Giorgi Gigashvili

3rd Prize

Giorgi Gigashvili

Giovanni Bertolazzi

4th Prize

Giovanni Bertolazzi

Valentin Malinin

5th Prize

Valentin Malinin

Nicolò Ferdinando Cafaro

6th Prize

Nicolò Ferdinando Cafaro

Emanuil Ivanov

First Prize 2019
06/11/1998 Bulgaria


Emanuil Ivanov was born in 1998 in the town of Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. Emanuil Ivanov studied with Galina Daskalova and Atanas Kurtev. As winner of the 1st prize at the 62nd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, he is currently engaged in advanced studies at the Birmingham Royal Conservatory with Pascal Nemirovski and Anthony Hewitt. He has won first prizes in competitions such as “Vivapiano”, “Scriabin-Rachmaninoff”, “Viktor Merzhanov”, “Pavel Serebryakov”, “Liszt-Bartók”, “Young virtuosos” and “Jeunesses International Music Competition Dinu Lipatti” (Bucharest), and second prize in the Frederic Chopin competition (Saint-Petersburg). His participations in masterclasses include those of Dmitri Bashkirov, Dmitri Alexeev, Andrzej Jasinski, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Ludmil Angelov and Pavel Egorov. Emanuil Ivanov has performed at many festivals in Bulgaria and has also given solo recitals in France and Poland. He has played with leading Bulgarian orchestras. In 2016, he also participated in the Moscow meets friends festival in Moscow. In 2017, he performed alongside renowned Bulgarian pianist Ludmil Angelov in a recital in the Royal Palace in Warsaw and debuted on the stage of Bulgaria Hall in Sofia in a concert with Classic FM symphony orchestra under the baton of Grigor Palikarov. In the next two seasons, the young pianist will perform in recitals and as a soloist with orchestra in the most important music centres of Europe and Asia, such as London, Munich, Milan, Rome, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing and many other capitals.  

 

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Special Prizes

 

 

Audience Prize

Giorgi Gigashvili

 

Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of Contemporary Piano Music

Valentin Malinin

 

Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a piece by Ferruccio Busoni

Shiori Kuwahara

 

Junior Jury Prize 

Valentin Malinin

 

Keyboard Trust Career Development Prize 

Emanuil Ivanov

 

Alice Tartarotti Prize

Emanuil Ivanov