Kevin Chen of Canada on Thursday gained prime prize within the piano division of a global competitors for younger musicians in Switzerland, with Japanese Kaoruko Igarashi coming third.
The 17-year-old Canadian was awarded 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,000) for profitable first prize on the Geneva Worldwide Music Competitors. Sergey Belyavsky of Russia got here second, whereas Igarashi and Zijian Wei of China shared third place.
Kaoruko Igarashi of Japan performs within the piano division last on the Geneva Worldwide Music Competitors in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 3, 2022.
Though 28-year-old Igarashi was disenchanted to not win prime prize, “I used to be glad and grateful to the orchestra and the viewers,” she stated. “I believe it was somewhat good,” she added about her efficiency.
A graduate of the Toho Gakuen Music Faculty in Tokyo, Igarashi is an expert pianist. She performed Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev within the last.
Chen, who carried out a Chopin concerto, stated, “I’m very glad and so glad that folks loved my music and that I might have transmitted my ardour for music to everybody.”
Chen can be a composer and has written about 100 items up to now, together with symphonies and a piano concerto.
The Geneva competitors, based in 1939 to advertise younger proficient musicians, is taken into account a springboard to a global profession. Japan’s Michiaki Ueno gained prime prize within the cello division final yr.
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