28 young pianists from 18 different countries took part in this prestigious competition. An international jury chaired by Professor Aaron Shorr Head of Keyboard and Collaborative Piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland selected the 4 main prizewinners and six semi final prizewinners.
Sae Yoon Chon
Hye Jin Kim
Sung Jae Kim
Friday 13 – Thursday 19 June Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
In Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the competition, each competitor performed a 30 minute recital which included pieces from the baroque and classical eras along with two etudes by different composers. Ten competitors then proceeded to the semi final stage where they performed an hour long recital including a specially commissioned piece by Rory Boyle.
Sunday 22 June Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Four finalists were then selected to play a piano concerto of their choice with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Gergely Madaras, held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.