Yibing Zhang (China) wins Dallas International Piano Competition 2017 with performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor.
The fifth annual competition for young pianists adjudicated by Angela Cheng, Enrico Elisi and Ning An concluded this evening, with Christopher Goodpasture (USA) winning Second Place, and Leon Bernsdorf (Germany) winning Third. Both performed Liszt’s Concerto No. 2 in A Major. Two honorable mentions were awarded to Rossina Grieco and Shih-Man Weng.
DALLAS (March 18, 2017) – Eighteen young pianists from all over the world came to Dallas March 15-18 to participate in the fifth annual Dallas International Piano Competition. The four-day event, presented in community partnership between the Dallas Chamber Symphony and Southern Methodist’s University’s Meadows School of the Arts, consisted of three rounds of competition before a distinguished international jury panel, as well as master classes taugh by the jurors and faculty Dr. Carol Leone and Boris Slutsky.
The First Prize Winner of the DIPC will perform a piano concerto with the DCS during the 2017-18 season at City Performance Hall in Dallas. Cash prizes were awarded to the three winners and those receiving honorable mentions.
First Place: Yibing Zhang (China), Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor
Second Place: Christopher Goodpasture (USA), Lizst, Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major
Third Place: Leon Bernsdorf (Germany), Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major
Honorable Mention: Shih-Man Weng, Rossina Grieco
The competition attracted more than 110 applicants from 19 countries, and the top 18 candidates were selected by audition to participate.
For additional information, visit dallasipc.org.