"The International Piano Competition 'City of Vigo - Galicia,' held this year from April 29 to May 2, 2023, provided an opportunity for pianists from around the world to open doors in the challenging world of classical music. Additionally, it aimed to promote the dissemination of Galician music and our Spanish performers. The competition had its first round from April 1 to 5 (online), followed by subsequent rounds held in person starting from April 29. The opening took place with a concert on April 28. The trials were streamed worldwide from the semifinals, and the current edition (Vladimir Horowitz Edition) was judged by the following panel: Pablo Galdo (president), Akiko Ebi, Idil Biret, Barry Douglas, Cyprien Katsaris, Oli Mustonen, Peter Donohoe."
The International Piano Competition "Ciudad de Vigo - Galicia", which this year was held from October 15 to 16, 2022, and giving the opportunity to pianists from all over the world to open their doors in the difficult world of music classical, and also promote the dissemination of our Galician music and our Spanish performers. The contest had its first round from September 7 to 15 and opened with a concert on October 14. The tests were broadcast in streaming for the whole world from the semifinal, and this edition (Radu Lupu Edition), was made up of the following jurors: Pablo Galdo, (president), Gülsin Onay, Maximino Zumalave, Dina Yoffe and Leslie Howard.
1st PRIZE: Diana Cooper
2nd PRIZE: Rafael Kyrychenko
3rd PRIZE: Kenny Fu
4th PRIZE: Mamikon Nakhapetov
ROSA SABATER: Eugenia Sanchez Duran / Salvador Sanchez Fernandez
CRISOSTOMO ARRIAGA: Eugenia Sánchez Durán
PUBLIC SPECIAL "MARTÍN CÓDAX: Nuno Ventura de Sousa
BACH: Eric Stephen Clark
"MARCIAL OF THE ADALID": Salvador Sánchez Fernández
ROSALIA DE CASTRO: Robert Fleitz / James Carrabino
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Fabio Romano / Kaiwen Zhao / Nuno Ventura de Sousa / Yukimi Okuda
The “Ciudad de Vigo” International Piano Competition, which was held this year from August 25 to 28, 2021, and giving pianists from all over the world the opportunity to open their doors in the difficult world of classical music, and also promote the dissemination of our Galician music and our Spanish performers. The contest opened with a concert on August 24. The tests were broadcast in streaming for the whole world from the semifinal, and this edition (Tamás Vásáry edition), was made up of the following jurors: Pablo Galdo, (president), Cyprien Katsaris, Einar Steen-Nokleberg.
1st PRIZE: Ilia Papoian
2nd PRIZE: Antonii Baryshvskyi
2nd PRIZE: Kaliya Kalcheva
3rd PRIZE: Hana Igawa / Spring Haruka Shima / Kenny Fu
BACH: Kaliya Kalcheva
ROSALIA DE CASTRO: Antonii Baryshvskyi
ROSA SABATER: Ferran Lopez Carrasquer
CRISOSTOMO ARRIAGA: Emin Kiourktchian Tedtoev
PEPITO ARRIOLA: Alba Raña Barreiro
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Luca Sacher / Iren Pelikian / Victor Antonio Nuñez Lourenzo / Daniel Dascalu / Pietro Beltrani
The lV International Piano Competition “Ciudad de Vigo” was held in this edition from October 15 to 19, 2020, in online format (due to the pandemic). It had a great international impact, with almost 300 participants from 47 countries pre-registering this year and finally selecting 100 of them, from more than 33 countries, to participate. Among those registered, there were more than 20 Spanish participants from many parts of Spain.
The jury was made up of great figures worldwide (Martha Argerich, Pablo Galdo and Sergio Tiempo). They awarded the following awards:
The III International Piano Competition “Ciudad de Vigo”, was held this year from April 16 to 20, 2019. It took place in Vigo at the Martín Códax Auditorium of the Superior Conservatory. It obtained a record number of participants, participating finally pianists from more than 38 countries.
The jury was composed of great figures worldwide (Martha Argerich, president of jury, Nelson Freire, Tamás Vásáry, Pablo Galdo and Sergio Tiempo). All of them pointed that the level was very high. They decided to award the following awards:
FRIST PRIZE: Gigashvili, Giorgi
SECOND PRIZE “GALICIA”: Beisembayev, Alim
THIRD PRIZE "JUAN MONTES”: Kotys, Vasyl
SPECIAL PRIZE OF PUBLIC “MARTÍN CÓDAX”: Beisembayev, Alim
“BACH” AWARD: Navarro, Priscila
“MARCIAL DEL ADALID” AWARD: Román Vázquez, Carla
SPECIAL PRIZE “NELSON FREIRE”: Gigashvili, Giorgi
SPECIAL MENTIONS: Kliuchereva, Elizaveta; Dmytrenko, Anna; Sutkutė, Gabrielė
The International Piano Competition "Ciudad de Vigo" is an initiative by the Classical Music Association of Galicia.
The second edition (2018), took place in Vigo at the Martin Códax Auditorium and Auditório del Concello de Vigo, from March 24th to March 28th, 2018. It was very successful, and were selected participants from more than 30 countries.
From the participants who went to the semifinal, 6 of them reached the final (representing China, Russia, Japan and Romania). A spectacular representation of talent and virtuosity closed this magnificent edition with the presence of numerous public and authorities.
The jury was made up of great figures worldwide (Tamás Vásáry, Cyprien Katsaris, András Kemenes, Jorge Luis Prats and Pablo Galdo). All of them highlighted that they had not seen such a high level in any competition where they had previously been. They awarded the following prizes:
FIRST PRIZE “ZOLTÁN KOCSIS” Petrov, Vladimir
SECOND PRIZE “GALICIA” - Iashkin, Anton / Chen, Junyan
THIRD PRIZE "JUAN MONTES” - Amirov, Feodor / Kojima, Kenichiro
KNS CLASSICAL PRIZE: Iashkin, Anton/ Chen, Junyan
“ROSA SABATER” AWARD: Encarnación Garrido, Pascual / Abelllán Sánchez, Arturo
“PEPITO ARRIOLA” AWARD: Cortiñas Lorenzo, Betty
“CRISÓSTOMO ARRIAGA” AWARD: Iashkin, Anton/ Chen, Junyan
SPECIAL PRIZE OF PUBLIC “MARTíN CÓDAX”: Chen, Junyan
“BACH” AWARD: Iashkin, Anton
“MARCIAL DEL ADALID” AWARD: Chen, Junyan
SPECIAL PRIZE “TAMÁS VÁSÁRY”: Damjanov, Ivana
“ANDRÉS GAOS” AWARD: Tonkonogov, Nikita
“ROSALÍA DE CASTRO” AWARD: Yamamoto, Eri
The International piano competition “City of Vigo” is an initiative by the Classical Music Association of Galicia. The idea comes of competition comes from its artistic director Pablo Galdo.
Its first edition (Zoltán Kocsis) took place in Vigo at the Martin Códax Auditorium, from April 8 to 12, 2017, and had participants from more than 20 countries.
26 participants went into the semifinal and 7 of them reached the final. Those finalists came from Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, Russia and Ukraine. A spectacular representation of talent and virtuosity closed this magnificent edition with the presence of numerous public and authorities.
The jury was composed by the following renowned pianists: Pablo Galdo (President of the jury), Tamás Vásáry, Luis Felipe Sá, Enrique Bagaría and Miguel Baselga, who delivered the following prizes: