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Curtis grad wins Liszt competition

October 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht

3 comments.


The Utrecht International Liszt Competition has been won by Alexander Ullman, 26, a Curtis graduate from the UK. He wins 20,000 Euros and ‘a career development programme’.

Runners up were Minsoo Hong (South Korea) and Dina Ivanova (Russia).

 


Comments (3)

  1. Alaric Balth says:

    Congratulations. This would appear to be roughly the 185th “International Piano Competition” listed in the Alink-Argerich database, meaning there are likely to be 200 by the end of the year. So good luck with career development to this gentleman and his co-winners in the company of hundreds of other “laureates”.

    But doubtless we can look forward to the 250th performance of the B minor sonata on CD with a cover photo sexier than Khatia’s.

    1. Bo says:

      Did you have lemon for breakfast?

  2. Robert Hairgrove says:

    “But doubtless we can look forward to the 250th performance of the B minor sonata on CD with a cover photo sexier than Khatia’s.

    Liszt’s B minor, I presume?

    R. B. Prior, who has a YouTube channel, told me in a private email conversation that he has over 700 recordings of this piece! Many of them are from radio broadcasts and are not commercially available. Some of his more interesting Liszt Sonata recordings are on YouTube; I was particularly fascinated by those of Martin Berkowitz and Leonard Pennario, to name just two.


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