The final round of the 3rd International ArtePiano Competition 2023 took place on the 22nd of July during the last night of the International ArtePiano Festival .
Our 6 finalists arrived in town the day before in order to settle in, getting some practice done, and to try out the competition piano in the beautiful and spectacular Chiesa San Nicola di Bari which is situated in the centre of the medieval village with its 980 inhabitants. Each finalist presented a programme of 25 minutes during which they displayed their artistry, musicianship, technical skills, virtuosity and mental stamina. It was clear to the jury that they all deserved their place in the finals and that they are completely dedicated to their art and passion for their instrument. They were:
Teodor Pazov (23) – Bulgaria
Lisa Schmäling (24) – Germany
Nikita Lukinov (24) – Russia
Samuele Tacchini (24) – Italy
Sayaka Yamashita 28) – Japan
Irakli Gogiberidze (20) – Georgia
After a long deliberation by the jury, the results were made public during the prize winners’ ceremony: The 1st prize went to Irakli Gogiberidze, and 2nd prize went to Sayaka Yamashita. The performances of the 6 finalists are available to watch here on the competition page of the ArtePiano website – https://arte-piano.com/artepiano-international-competition-2023/
Thank you once again to our international jury for their professionalism, expertise, skills and feedback they offered to the finalists!