Hilton Head International Piano Competition in 11th year

The 2006 Hilton Head International Piano Competition will take place between 6th-12th March 2006 on the beautifal semitropical Hilton Head Island on the southern tip of South Carolina, US.

It’s mission is “to encourage and support excellence in the performance of classical piano by showcasing the talents of young pianists in a competition adjudicated by internationally acclaimed judges, and to offer additional significant performance opportunities.”

There are currently 24 international entrants:

  • Carlos Avila
  • Minjung Kim
  • Ang Li
  • Yoonah Oh
  • Diyi Tang
  • Akiko Tominaga
  • Sheng Cai
  • Martin Labazevitch
  • Xiao-Min Liang
  • Samuel Oram
  • Tian Tian
  • Sha Wang
  • Miao Hou
  • Sungha Lee
  • José Menor
  • Jei-Yern Ryu
  • Chetan Tierra
  • Chia-Lin Yang
  • Grace Kim
  • Dmitri Levkovich: Winner
  • Irina Naumovska
  • Daniil Sayamov
  • Mana Tokuno
  • Wenli Zhou

First prize is US$12,000 plus the chance to perform a concerto with the Hilton Head Orchestra during its 2006-07 season, and a New York recital in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

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Second prize is US$8,000 and third prize is US$4,000.

Previous winners have included Di Wu (2005), Andrew Le (2004), Chu-Fang Huang (2003), and Konstantin Soukhovetski (2002).

(Via IslandPacket.com.)