Intercollegiate Piano Competition  &  Junior Department Piano Festival

 

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The Intercollegiate Piano Competition

5_comp_titel_pictureThe Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition has taken place annually since 1996. Our competition aims to provide students with an opportunity to compete against like minded musicians, to gain experience in piano specific competitions and give outstanding students the opportunity to perform at well-known London concert venues.

The winner will perform a solo recital at Wigmore Hall and at the Fazioli Auditorium in Sacile, Italy. The Wigmore Hall Recital will be recorded and he/she will receive 500 professionally produced CDs. A further four entrants will win a solo lunchtime recital at St James's Piccadilly.


The competition is open to

all students (first year to postgraduate) of the four main London music colleges: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The students must be enrolled in one of the colleges at the time of the final.

Sponsored by S.W.MITCHELL CAPITAL and FAZIOLI

www.swmitchellcapital.com and www.fazioli.com

 

Competition 2017


Semi-Final at St James's Piccadilly:
18th October 2017, Wednesday, 13:10 tbc –19:00  / open to public, FREE entry

Two students of each academy (selected by the academies)
Final: take part in the semi-final; one student of each institution goes through to the final
Repertoire:
30–35-minute programme including the compulsory work.
The remainder of the programme is of own choice; complete
works only.
NB: Competitiors will be stopped after 35 minutes.

Two students of each academy (selected by the academies) take part in the semi-final; one student of each institution goes through to the final.
Repertoire: 30–35-minute programme including the compulsory work. The remainder of the programme is of own choice; complete works only. NB: Competitiors will be stopped after 35 minutes.

 

Final at Wigmore Hall: 31st October 2017, Tuesday, 10:00–15:30  / open to public, entry fee tbc

45–50-minute programme including the compulsory work. The remainder of the programme is of own choice and may not include pieces played in the semi-final. Complete works only. NB: Competitiors will be stopped after 50 minutes.

 

Compulsory work: tbc

 

Prizes:

Winner:
• Wigmore Hall recital, organisation and some advertising provided, 10 complimentary tickets; no performance fee
• Recital in the Fazioli Concert Hall, Sacile/Italy, fee paid that will cover the expenses
• Live CD recording of the Wigmore Hall recital, 500 professionally produced CDs

Final:
• all finalists receive £150

Semi-Final:
• the semi-finalists who do not go through to the final will have the opportunity to perform a solo lunchtime recital at St. James’s Piccadilly (£30 towards expenses; no performance fee)

 

 

 

Past Finals at Wigmore Hall on YouTube


Final 2016 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpiD2uDmsME

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Jonathan Ferrucci, winner
(GUILDHALL)
watch and listen

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James Guan
(RAM)

watch and listen

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Ilya Kondratiev 
(RCM)

watch and listen

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Oda Voltersvik
(TRINITY LABAN)

watch and listen


Final 2015 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx2k44pG2aE

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Gen Li, winner
(TRINITY LABAN)
watch and listen

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Sophia Dee (GUILDHALL)
watch and listen

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Samson Tsoy 
(RCM)

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Andrei Iliushkin
(RAM)
watch and listen

 

Final 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl_99LXPtRQ

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Luka Okros, winner 
(RCM) 
watch and listen

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Naufal Mukumi 
(TRINITY)
watch and listen

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Ana Gogava 
(GUILDHALL)
watch and listen

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Amiran Zenaishvili (RAM)
watch and listen


Final 2013

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Jenna Sung, winner, 
(Trinity) 
watch and listen

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John Granger Fisher 
(RCM)
watch and listen

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Jiarui Li 
(RAM)

watch and listen

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Mihai Ritivoiu 
(GSMD)

watch and listen

 

 


The Winners

 

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2016
Jonathan Ferrucci,
GSMD


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Gen Li, Trinity

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2014
Luka Okros,
RCM

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2013
Jenna Sung
, Trinity


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2012
Fiachra Garvey
, RAM

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2011
Chiyan Wong, RAM

David Malusa
2010
David Malusà, RCM

Reinis Zarins2009
Reinis Zarins, RAM

Slava Sidorenko
2008
Slava Sidorenko, RNCM

Martyna Jatkauskaite
2007
Martyna Jatkauskaite, GSMD
Andrei Korobeinikov
2006
Andrei Korobeinikov, RCM
Dustin Gledhill
2005
Dustin Gledhill, RAM
Emmanuel Despax
2004
Emmanuel Despax, RCM
Sasha Grynyuk
2003
Sasha Grynyuk, GSMD
Yevgeny Sudbin
2002
Yevgeny Sudbin, RAM
Anton Lyakhovsky
2001
Anton Lyakhovsky, Trinity
Bobby Chen
2000 
Bobby Chen, RAM
Alexei Grynyuk
1999 
Alexei Grynyuk, RAM

 

 

 


The Junior Department Piano Festival

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The Junior Department Piano Festival took place from 2007 to 2015. The Festival was open to students from the junior departments of the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. 

Prize: Up to 20 students were selected to perform one of the works they have entered in a concert at Wigmore Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Impressions of the Junior Festivals

This documentary was filmed on December 9th 2012 by pianist and author Melanie Spanswick:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_utEQjD14D0

 

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