2011 Liszt 200 Chicago International Duo Piano Competition

"Liszt 200 Chicago"
International Duo Piano Competition
October 20-23, 2011

Organized by the Music Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Duo Piano Festival, this special competition honored the bicentennial of Franz Liszt and took place at the Music Institute of Chicago's historic landmark building, Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston, IL. From an initial field of of 28 leading young piano duos worldwide, seven were chosen to compete in the final round.


** Announcement of Winners **

Prizes

Grand Prize “Liszt 200 Chicago” ($8,000)
Duo Vis a Vis (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Polina Grigoreva and Yulia Yurchenko

Second prize ($4,000)
Tsuyuki and Rosenboom (Hannover, Germany)
Chie Tsuyuki and Michael Rosenboom

Third prize ($2,000)
Liang-He Duo (Chicago)
Xiaomin Liang and Jue He

“Norman Pellegrini Schubert Prize” ($2,000)
Duo Vis a Vis (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Polina Grigoreva and Yulia Yurchenko

 

Honorable Mention
Duo Yamamoto (Vienna, Austria)
Ayaka and Yuka Yamamoto

Competition Finals Lineup: 
Sunday, October 23, 2011

1 pm: Tsuyuki and Rosenboom (Hannover, Germany)
Chie Tsuyuki and Michael Rosenboom

 

2 pm: Liang-He Duo (Chicago)
Xiaomin Liang and Jue He

 

3 pm: Duo Vis a Vis (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Polina Grigoreva and Yulia Yurchenko

 

4 pm: Susan and Sarah Wang Piano Duo (Rostock, Germany)

 

5:30 pm: 4handsLA (Los Angeles, CA)
Steven Vanhauwaert and Danny Holt

 

6:30 pm: Duo Yamamoto (Vienna, Austria)
Ayaka and Yuka Yamamoto

 

7:30 pm: Duo Fortin-Poirier (Montreal, Canada)
Amelie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier

 

8:30 pm: Judges deliberations and announcements
(Approximately 9 pm)


 

Four Days of Competition

Preliminary Rounds: (free and open to public viewing)
Thursday, October 20:  10am - 4pm
Friday, October 21:       10am - 5pm
Saturday, October 22:   9:20am - 5pm


Complete List of Competition Participants

 

Piano duo ranging in age from 20 to 35 years old from China, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Italy, Germany, Canada, and across the United States will compete for the following prizes.

 


Judges

 

  • Jeffrey Swann (U.S.) - Concert pianist; professor, New York University and Arizona State University
  • Yong Hi Moon (Korea/U.S.) - Member of Moon-Lee Piano Duo; professor, The Peabody Institute
  • Edward and Anne Turgeon (Canada) - Concert piano duo; professors, Florida Atlantic University
  • Theodore Edel (U.S.) - Noted Chicago-based pianist; professor emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago