Just in: Birmingham student, 20, wins Busoni Competitionmain
The Bulgarian pianist Emanuil Ivanov, presently studying at Birmingham Royal Conservatory with Pascal Nemirovski and Anthony Hewitt, has come first in the Ferrucio Busoni International Competition in Bolzano, Italy.
The Busoni contest has been a launchpad for major careers.
Second was Shiori Kuwahara of Japan. Third was Giorgi Gigashvili.