Viseu International Piano Competition
The semi-finals were fierce and the emotion exuded by each participant made us anticipate an impressive final. After two days of concerts, the finalists were finally chosen and the performances did not disappoint. The jury eventually awarded first prize to Ukrainian Illia Ovcharenko, followed by Qing Li (China) in second place and third place Nikolai Kutznetsov (Russia). Between them, the winners take home 13,000€ and the first place will have the opportunity to come to Viseu to participate in the 15th edition of the festival, as well as to perform in Paris for at the Salle Cortot.
Another highlight is Alexander Stretile who was elected the Best Portuguese of the competition and, remarkably, is the first to reach a semi-final in the four editions of the competition.
We would like to thank all the participants who have enriched this edition so much. We hope that in 2023, we will meet again in our city, Viseu.
1st prize – 8000 €
+ A concert at the 13h Viseu International Spring Music Festival (2022);
+ A concert in Paris, at Salle Cortot, for Animato Society.
2nd prize – 3000 €
3rd prize – 1500 €
Prize for the Best Portuguese Contestant – 500€
Previous editions: Winners
1st Viseu International Piano Competition (2015)
1st Prize – Aristo Sham (Hong Kong)
2nd Prize – Jiacheng Xiong (China)
3rd Prize – DongJun Miao (China)
Audience Award – Jiacheng Xiong (China)
Best Portuguese Pianist – Vasco Dantas Rocha (Portugal)
2nd Viseu International Piano Competition (2017)
1st Prize – DongJun Miao (China)
2nd Prize – Adi Neuhaus (Israel)
3rd Prize – Yutong Gao (China)
Audience Award – Adi Neuhaus (Israel)
3rd Viseu International Piano Competition (2019)
1st Prize Ex Aequo – Qianyi Xu (China)
1st Prize Ex Aequo – Xiaoyu Liu (Canada)
3rd Prize – Grigoris Ioannou (Greece)
Audience Award – Qianyi Xu (China)
Best Portuguese Pianist – Rafael Kyrychenko (Portugal)
4th Viseu International Piano Competition (2021)
1st Prize – Illia Ovcharenko (Ukraine)
2nd Prize – Qing Li (China)
3rd Prize – Nikolai Kuznetsov (Russia)
Best Portuguese Pianist – Alexander Stretile (Portugal)