Message from Mona Huff
The mission of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition is to encourage and support excellence in the performance of classical piano music by showcasing the talents of young pianists on the threshold of their careers in a competition adjudicated by internationally acclaimed judges, and to offer additional performance opportunities.
Sascha Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize
In 2014, the Sascha Gorodnitzki Foundation endowed a $1000 Sascha Gorodnitzki Memorial Prize as a judges’ discretionary award given to the competitor who shows great promise but who did not advance to the Finals Round.
Our Rising Stars!!!
We are pleased that the following Hilton Head alumni have participated or will be competing in the following:
Cleveland International Piano Competition Young Artists:
Xiaoxuan Li, Elliot Wuu, Natasha Wu, Jae Hong Park, William Yang in the Junior Division and
Angeni Wang, Chaeyoung Park, Evelyn Mo, and Kyubin Chung in the Senior Division.
Results: Congratulations to Jae Hong Park, winner of the first prize in the Junior Division; Elliot Wuu, winner of the third prize in the Junior Division and the Mozart Prize; William Yang, winner of the Bach Prize and Chaeyoung Park, third prize winner in the Senior Division.
Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition:
Xiaoxuan Li, Anastasia Magamedova, Evelyn Mo, Zitong Wang, Wai Yuen Wong, Natasha Wu, and Tony Yike Yang.
Results: Congratulations to Tony Yike Yang, winner of the Jury Discretionary Prize.
ePiano Junior Competition:
Mayuki Miyashita, Angeni Wang, Wai Yuen Wong, Elliot Wuu
Results: Congratulations to Elliot Wuu who won 2nd Prize and a special Schubert Prize
17th Chopin International Piano Competition:
Naomi Kudo (2007), Kate Liu (2011), JiYeon Mun (2011), Jinhyun Park (2013), Rina Sudo (2010), Alexei Tartakovski (2012), Zhu Wang (2011), Tony Yike Yang (2013).
XV International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition:
Lindsay Garritson (2010), Jeung Beum Sohn (2012) and Miao Huang (2014)
Busy on the concert stage are, among many:
Leonardo Colafelice (1st Prize 2013) appearing in Columbia SC at the South Eastern Piano Festival;
Steven Lin (multiple prizes 2012) just finished a series of concerts with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and has appeared in Israel and Los Angeles;
Charlie Albright (Third Prize 2007) is on tour in the US with Keith Lockhart and the BBC Orchestra. Read about his travels on his blog: charliealbright.blogspot.com.