June 8-11, 2016

19 Piano Duos representing 14 countries in Asia, Europe, and North America are coming to Nichols Concert Hall to compete for cash awards and a future concert engagement.


June 11, 2016 - Announcement of Winners

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the competition.  It was an amazing event!


Duo Amadeae (USA) - 1st Prize $10,000 and the Director's Award

Yordanova and Kyurkchiev (Bulgaria) - 2nd Prize $5,000

Klimova and Maholetti (Slovenia and Russia) - 3rd Prize $2,500

Kim and Lee (South Korea) - Honorable Mention $500

Ping and Ting (Hong Kong) - Honorable Mention $500

 

June 10, 2016 - Announcement of Finalists

Five duos continue to the final round.  Performances begin at 11 am, Saturday, June 11 at Nichols Concert Hall.


Kim and Lee (South Korea)

Duo Amadeae (USA)

Yordanova and Kyurkchiev (Bulgaria)

Ping and Ting (Hong Kong)

Klimova and Maholetti (Slovenia and Russia)

 

Finals:           

June 11, 11 am–8 pm | $25 | See Schedule >>

Student tickets: $10  | available at the door one hour before each event, subject to availability.

Competition Pass:  $50  |  see all rounds of the competition.

 


June 9, 2016 - Announcement of Semifinalists

 

Nineteen quarterfinalist duos competed over June 8 and 9.  After lengthy deliberation, the judges congratulated all participants for the extremely high level of musicianship displayed.  The following ten piano duos advanced to the semifinal round. 

 

Sumlinska and Findysz (Poland)

Brahkman Piano Duo (Russia)

Kim and Lee (South Korea)

Furmanska and Kuchniak (Poland)

Duo Amadeae (USA)

Yordanova and Kyurkchiev (Bulgaria)

Ping and Ting (Hong Kong)

Klimova and Maholetti (Slovenia and Russia)

Leine and Marshinina (Latvia and Russia)

Davidsbundler Piano Duo (Russia)


About the Competition

 Set near the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, the 2016 Chicago International Duo Piano Competition will take place at historic Nichols Concert Hall in downtown Evanston and features two Steinway D concert grand pianos. The Chicago Duo Piano Festival was founded in 1988 with the most recent international competition, "Liszt 200 Chicago," in 2011.

 

Led by the Music Institute of Chicago's resident piano duo, Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, the mission of the Chicago Duo Piano Festival (CDPF) is to foster a deeper interest in the repertoire, performance and teaching of music for piano, four hands and two pianos.  CDPF competitions are designed to provide piano duos excellent opportunities for scholarships, awards and performances.

 

Sponsored by the  Music Institute of Chicago
and Chicago Duo Piano Festival,
Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, Directors

 

June 8-11, 2016  |  Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall | 1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL  60201  USA

 

The Chicago International Duo Piano Competition is generously supported by ITW - Illinois Tool Works. Additional support is provided by Steinway Piano Galleries of Chicago.


Competition Awards
1st Prize:  $10,000  |  2nd Prize:  $5,000  |  3rd Prize:  $2,500

 

In addition, two honorable mentions of $500 each will be awarded at the end of the semifinals.  Additional prizes may be added.  Please check the website periodically for updates.

 

Directors Discretionary Award:  an expenses-paid engagement at the 2017 Chicago Duo Piano Festival is possible for one of the winners.


News
2016 Chicago International Duo Piano Competition
Chicago International Duo Piano Competition March 25, 2016 Quarter-finalists announced