As one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the calendar, the Dudley International Piano Competition has, since its conception in 1967, generated a list of winners and competitors that deservedly went on to earn worldwide acclaim. These include Paul Lewis, Graham Scott, Peter Donohoe, and Joanna MacGregor.
On 24th November 2022, Tyler Hay, Luke Jones and Maxim Kinasov added their names to this esteemed list as they performed in the concerto round at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. They were supported by the CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) led by conductor Michael Seal.
The distinguished jury (Daniel Browell, Peter Donohoe, John Humphreys, Nicola Eimer, Graham Lloyd and Allan Schiller) awarded the prizes as follows:
- First Prize £4,000 (sponsored by the Limoges Charitable Trust): Tyler Hay – Saint-Saens Concerto No 2
- Second Prize £3,000 (sponsored by Kawai UK): Luke Jones – Beethoven Concerto No 3
- Third Prize £2,000: Maxim Kinasov – Liszt Concerto No 1
Competitors performed on the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Concert Grand Piano throughout the initial rounds at the Birmingham Conservatoire, and at the final held at Symphony Hall. Shigeru Kawai pianos are hand built by Kawai’s Master Piano Artisans in Japan. Only the finest materials are used in this premium line of pianos. For more information on Shigeru Kawai, click here.
For more information on the Dudley International Piano Competition, visit: https://www.dipc.org.uk/home