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