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Teen Competition Winners?
« on: August 31, 2015, 04:23:37 PM »
Hi,
        I've been wondering, it seems there's quite a few people who won HUGE competitions at VERY young ages.
      Grigory Sokolov- 1st at Tchaikovsky Competition at age 16
      Cho Seong-jin- 1st at Hamamtsu Competition at age 15, 3rd at Tchaikovsky at age 17
      George Li- 2nd at Tchaikovsky Competition at age 19
      Yundi Li- 1st at Chopin Competition at age 18

             Any others you know of? Also, do you have any speculations on who will be the next "rising teen competition star"? I speculate Wei Luo might become one of them, but who else? Any opinions?

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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 04:40:10 PM »
vladimir ashkenazy was 18 when he took 2nd in the chopin comp, and the next year at 19 he took 1st at the queen elisabeth .  i think.

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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 06:23:39 PM »
Kyrstian Zimerman!! He won the Chopin competition when he was 19. Rafal Blechacz was 20, so I guess he doesn't count, but he absolutely blew everyone else out of the water so that's just as impressive.
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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 06:24:26 PM »
vladimir ashkenazy was 18 when he took 2nd in the chopin comp, and the next year at 19 he took 1st at the queen elisabeth .  i think.

WHOA!!!! I knew Ashkenazy was a legend, but I didn't know that he was a COMPETITION legend as well! That is awesome. I only knew that he won the Cliburn Competition, which sadly, is not taken very seriously anymore ;D ::)

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«Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 06:25:43 PM »
Kyrstian Zimerman!! He won the Chopin competition when he was 19. Rafal Blechacz was 20, so I guess he doesn't count, but he absolutely blew everyone else out of the water so that's just as impressive.

Yes, 20 is impressive. When I meant "teen", I meant it as "young artist", but I thought that there would be LOADS of people talking about 30 year olds, so yeah hehe..

Wow! Zimmerman is THE BOSS He won the Chopin Comeptition at NINETEEN? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 06:39:39 PM »
Wow! Zimmerman is THE BOSS He won the Chopin Comeptition at NINETEEN? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Yeah! You can hear some of his recordings but the audio quality is terrible because it was such a long time ago.

The thing that makes Rafal Blechacz's just as (if not more) impressive is that he won by so much that the judges didn't choose a second place. Just 2 third places. That's the only time that has ever happened in the Chopin Competition history. He also won ALL the individual awards. :o
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«Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 06:48:50 PM »
Yeah! You can hear some of his recordings but the audio quality is terrible because it was such a long time ago.

The thing that makes Rafal Blechacz's just as (if not more) impressive is that he won by so much that the judges didn't choose a second place. Just 2 third places. That's the only time that has ever happened in the Chopin Competition history. He also won ALL the individual awards. :o

OMG

Oh, and to add to this list-

Joyce Yang, silver medalist at the Cliburn Competition at age 19

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«Reply #7 on: September 03, 2015, 08:30:21 PM »
Oh, and Minsoo Hong won 4th at the Busoni Competition at age 17.
He also went this year, and he's probably either going to get 4th again, or he's gonna get 5th or 6th. Leonardo Colafelice also went this year, so Minsoo Hong probably will have to stick with 5th this time ;D

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«Reply #8 on: September 09, 2015, 12:20:46 AM »
OK :More to add:

Alberto Ferro, 19, runner-up of the Busoni Competition
Bolai Cao, 17 or 18, I forgot which, 5th place at Busoni

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«Reply #9 on: September 09, 2015, 04:17:28 AM »
Oh yes, there's me, a 15 year old winning a competition consisting of 2 people... small towns...  ;D
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«Reply #10 on: September 09, 2015, 08:05:14 PM »
Oh yes, there's me, a 15 year old winning a competition consisting of 2 people... small towns...  ;D
Keeo on going! ;D

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«Reply #11 on: September 13, 2015, 06:20:21 PM »
Oh yes, there's me, a 15 year old winning a competition consisting of 2 people... small towns...  ;D
and theres me winning a competition to my family......
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«Reply #12 on: September 13, 2015, 06:22:08 PM »
and theres me winning a competition to my family......
And there's me winning the Not-so-grand prix at the Van Cliburn Competition at age 12

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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #13 on: September 17, 2015, 03:01:11 AM »
^ let's not.

who can forget Haochen Zhang, who won the 2009 Cliburn at 18...
Tomoki Sakata, 2013 Cliburn finalist, aged 19...
Beatrice Rana, who was 20 when she won silver at the 2013 Cliburn

Leonardo Colafelice, the 6th place winner at both Rubinstein and Busoni... (he moves past competition rounds based on the sheer maturity of his playing... but the wrong notes that plague his performances aren't that suitable for making him a winner...)

Daniel Kharitonov, 16-17, one-time "Nutcracker' competition winner when he was 11 (that competition shows all the child prodigies at their finest) and 3rd at Tchaikovsky this year.

no one knows who this is probably but one of the Queen Elizabeth winners from way-back-when, Evgeny Mogilevsky, was 18 when he won it. After that he mostly taught, so his recordings aren't as well known. But if you Google, there's his amazing Rach 3rd from the competition.

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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #14 on: September 17, 2015, 03:02:49 AM »
Keeo on going! ;D
yes, you could go to the state level of the Music Teachers Association competitions of your state... and then do MTNA...

and there are lots of other competitions, non-affiliated with music teachers associations...
not that you didn't know that ofc. I probably sound v condescending

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«Reply #15 on: September 17, 2015, 08:46:11 PM »

Daniel Kharitonov, 16-17, one-time "Nutcracker' competition winner when he was 11 (that competition shows all the child prodigies at their finest) and 3rd at Tchaikovsky this year.


OMG THAT IS WHAT I CALL YOUNG

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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #16 on: September 20, 2015, 06:45:34 PM »
^ let's not.

who can forget Haochen Zhang, who won the 2009 Cliburn at 18...
Tomoki Sakata, 2013 Cliburn finalist, aged 19...
Beatrice Rana, who was 20 when she won silver at the 2013 Cliburn

Leonardo Colafelice, the 6th place winner at both Rubinstein and Busoni... (he moves past competition rounds based on the sheer maturity of his playing... but the wrong notes that plague his performances aren't that suitable for making him a winner...)

Daniel Kharitonov, 16-17, one-time "Nutcracker' competition winner when he was 11 (that competition shows all the child prodigies at their finest) and 3rd at Tchaikovsky this year.

no one knows who this is probably but one of the Queen Elizabeth winners from way-back-when, Evgeny Mogilevsky, was 18 when he won it. After that he mostly taught, so his recordings aren't as well known. But if you Google, there's his amazing Rach 3rd from the competition.
polling and yundi li are the youngest people to win the chopinzo competition in 1968 and 2000 (you guys know which)
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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #17 on: September 20, 2015, 08:49:18 PM »
polling and yundi li are the youngest people to win the chopinzo competition in 1968 and 2000 (you guys know which)

I'm pretty sure Zimerman was younger than Yundi Li.
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«Reply #18 on: September 21, 2015, 01:31:41 AM »
OMG THAT IS WHAT I CALL YOUNG
true. he was younger than me at that point
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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #19 on: September 21, 2015, 04:47:42 AM »
Noah, Zimerman is way older now. Yundi Li won in 2000

Maybe I need to recalibrate my sarcasm detector.
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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #20 on: September 21, 2015, 02:31:33 PM »
Noah, Zimerman is way older now. Yundi Li won in 2000

Maybe I need to recalibrate my sarcasm detector.

Oh yeah, I know Zimerman's older, I was talking about that when Zimerman won like 40 years ago, I think he was younger than Yundi was when he won in 2000. :D Yeah don't worry I saw Zimerman last year he was OLD! ;D
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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #21 on: September 22, 2015, 12:43:37 AM »
I'll check up on that.
Zimerman was nineteen or twenty. Yundi Li was twenty.
So either the same age, or damn near.
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«Reply #22 on: September 22, 2015, 12:51:12 AM »
Oh yeah, I know Zimerman's older, I was talking about that when Zimerman won like 40 years ago, I think he was younger than Yundi was when he won in 2000. :D Yeah don't worry I saw Zimerman last year he was OLD! ;D
when i listen to his old recordings, I'm like *he's young, and I look at a pic of him I'm like *wtff
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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #23 on: September 23, 2015, 12:02:38 AM »
I'm pretty sure Zimerman was younger than Yundi Li.

Actually, so far, Yundi was the youngest winner

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«Reply #24 on: September 23, 2015, 12:03:19 AM »
true. he was younger than me at that point

Shame.

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Re: Teen Competition Winners?
«Reply #25 on: September 23, 2015, 12:03:57 AM »
I'll check up on that.
Zimerman was nineteen or twenty. Yundi Li was twenty.
So either the same age, or damn near.
Yundi was 18. Check your facts.

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«Reply #26 on: September 23, 2015, 09:20:15 PM »
Shame.
he was younger than you too

besides, thrilnov probably played piano since he was three or four. I've played for fie years and I'm playing the Waldstein and fred's first scherzo
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«Reply #27 on: September 23, 2015, 09:40:51 PM »
he was younger than you too

besides, thrilnov probably played piano since he was three or four. I've played for fie years and I'm playing the Waldstein and fred's first scherzo

Well, I'm ruining pieces even harder than the pieces you're ruining. Just ask Pencilart3.

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«Reply #28 on: September 23, 2015, 09:43:08 PM »
Well, I'm ruining pieces even harder than the pieces you're ruining. Just ask Pencilart3.

nah, i can sightread the entire first movement at a 138 BPM. my scherzo is going terrible tho
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«Reply #29 on: September 23, 2015, 09:46:37 PM »
nah, i can sightread the entire first movement at a 138 BPM. my scherzo is going terrible tho

So you think Waldstein is harder than..... ask Pencilart

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«Reply #30 on: September 23, 2015, 10:04:16 PM »
So you think Waldstein is harder than..... ask Pencilart

no the scherzo is way harder than Waldstein. i just said that my scherzo is going terrible and I can master the Waldstein in a pretty short time
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«Reply #31 on: September 23, 2015, 10:08:45 PM »
Rubinsteinmad is indeed botching terribly difficult pieces.
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«Reply #32 on: September 23, 2015, 10:11:03 PM »
Rubinsteinmad is indeed botching terribly difficult pieces.

waldstein isn't that difficult. the scherzo 1 is killing my fingers at like the fifth measure, and this is coming from a person who says the 4th ballade is moderate
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«Reply #33 on: September 23, 2015, 10:11:39 PM »
waldstein isn't that difficult. the scherzo 1 is killing my fingers at like the fifth measure, and this is coming from a person who says the 4th ballade is moderate

He meant Liszt's Chasse-neige.

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«Reply #34 on: September 24, 2015, 05:43:59 AM »
waldstein isn't that difficult. the scherzo 1 is killing my fingers at like the fifth measure, and this is coming from a person who says the 4th ballade is moderate
you call it "moderate?" have you PLAYED the fourth ballade? or at least looked at the score and tried to attempt it? e.g. the coda?? what is this

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«Reply #35 on: September 24, 2015, 02:37:58 PM »
you call it "moderate?" have you PLAYED the fourth ballade? or at least looked at the score and tried to attempt it? e.g. the coda?? what is this

He says to play it slower than a turtle.
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«Reply #36 on: September 24, 2015, 08:34:56 PM »
He says to play it slower than a turtle.

not turtle. there's no accelarndo or piu mosso anywhere, so why not play the ballade as the same speed as the beginning?

you call it "moderate?" have you PLAYED the fourth ballade? or at least looked at the score and tried to attempt it? e.g. the coda?? what is this

yes, and it's not that difficult. on a scale from 1 to 10, i'd rate it a 15 or 16
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«Reply #37 on: September 24, 2015, 08:38:13 PM »
not turtle. there's no accelarndo or piu mosso anywhere, so why not play the ballade as the same speed as the beginning?


Because that's a terrible idea only that b!tch teacher would want to enforce.

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«Reply #38 on: September 24, 2015, 08:45:31 PM »
Because that's a terrible idea only that b!tch teacher would want to enforce.

ahhh, but b!tch teachers are sometimes effective
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«Reply #39 on: September 24, 2015, 08:47:16 PM »
ahhh, but b!tch teachers are sometimes effective

This one is very effective, but only in making people worse.

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«Reply #40 on: October 06, 2015, 11:57:28 PM »
Also, Yundi Li won 3rd at the Liszt Comeptition at age 17(or16 or 18)

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«Reply #41 on: October 07, 2015, 12:18:19 AM »
Daniil Trifonov. He won the San Marino International Piano Competition at 16, placed 3rd in the international Chopin at 18, and won the Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky at 19. lol what a boss

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«Reply #42 on: October 07, 2015, 12:27:01 AM »
Daniil Trifonov. He won the San Marino International Piano Competition at 16, placed 3rd in the international Chopin at 18, and won the Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky at 19. lol what a boss

OMG REALLY??? SO ALL ALONG IVE BEEN LISTENING TO AN 18 YEAR OLD PLAY THE ANDANTE SPIANATO AND GRANDE POLONAISE????

That is freakiin awesome. Also, I've been listening to his 19-year-old performance of the Prokofiev Sonata 3. OMG WITHOUT KNOWING THAT HE WAS 19, I STILL THOUGHT HE WAS THE BEST ON YOUTUBE :o

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«Reply #43 on: October 07, 2015, 12:28:40 AM »
Yeah he's incredible. Should have won the Chopin competition too, I think he kind of got cheated haha.

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«Reply #44 on: October 07, 2015, 12:32:48 AM »
Yeah he's incredible. Should have won the Chopin competition too, I think he kind of got cheated haha.
OMG he won a prize for playing a piece by Chick Corea ;D

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«Reply #45 on: October 28, 2015, 11:26:42 PM »
OKay, so....

Eric Lu, 17- 4th prize at Chopin Competition
Tony Yike Yang-16, 5th prize at Chopin Competition
Julian Trevelyan- 16, 2nd prize at Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition.

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«Reply #46 on: October 31, 2015, 05:31:38 PM »
Boris Giltburg, 18, 2nd prize at the International Paloma O'Shea Santanders Piano Comeptitoin

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what? You should stop deleting posts like this.
I assume what you said was an insult directed to me.

But just so you know, I'm not sensitive to your insults.

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«Reply #49 on: November 07, 2015, 07:12:45 PM »
Dong-hyek Lim was born in 1984.


-At age 16 (or 15?), he won 5th at the Busoni Competition and 2nd at the Hammamattsu Competiion.
-Age 17, he won the Premier Grand Prix at the Margueite-Long-Thibaud Competition
- Age 19 (or 18?)- he rejected 3rd place at the Queen Elisabeth Comeptition, saing the judges decision was "unfair"  ::)