IV International Piano Competition in memory of Emil Gilels

Results of the IV International Piano Competition in memory of Emil Gilels


I Prize and Gold medal:

  • Gultsova Diana (Ukraine)
  • Kulykova Kateryna (Ukraine)
  • Falzone Christopher (USA)
The Peoples Deputy of Ukraine Sergiy Grynevetsky presents I Prize and Gold Medal to Diana Gultsova (Ukraine, Odessa, class of Assistant Professor T. Fomina) The Peoples Deputy of Ukraine Sergiy Grynevetsky presents I Prize and Gold Medal to Kateryna Kulykova (Ukraine) The Peoples Deputy of Ukraine Sergiy Grynevetsky presents I Prize and Gold Medal to Christopher Falzone (USA)
The Peoples Deputy of Ukraine
Sergiy Grynevetsky
presents I Prize and Gold Medal
to Diana Gultsova
(Ukraine, Odessa, class of Assistant Professor T. Fomina)
The Peoples Deputy of Ukraine
Sergiy Grynevetsky
presents I Prize and Gold Medal
to Kateryna Kulykova
(Ukraine)
The Peoples Deputy of Ukraine
Sergiy Grynevetsky
presents I Prize and Gold Medal
to Christopher Falzone
(USA)


II Prize and Silver medal:

  • Ukolov German (Russia)
  • Scarano Daria (USA)
  • Tian Lu (China)
People’s Deputy of Ukraine Sergey Grinevetzkiy presents the II Prize and Silver medal to Ukolov German (Russia) People’s Deputy of Ukraine Sergey Grinevetzkiy presents the II Prize and Silver medal to Scarano Daria (USA) People’s Deputy of Ukraine Sergey Grinevetzkiy presents the II Prize and Silver medal to Tian Lu (China)
People’s Deputy of Ukraine
Sergey Grinevetzkiy
presents the II Prize and Silver medal
to Ukolov German
(Russia)
People’s Deputy of Ukraine
Sergey Grinevetzkiy
presents the II Prize and Silver medal
to Scarano Daria
(USA)
People’s Deputy of Ukraine
Sergey Grinevetzkiy
presents the II Prize and Silver medal
to Tian Lu
(China)

III Prize and Bronze medal:

  • Yergiyeva Kateryna (Ukraine)
  • Gligoric Vladimir (Serbia)
III Prize shared - Yergiyeva Kateryna (Ukraine, post-graduate student of ODMA named by A.Nezhdanova, class of Prof. I. Sukhomlinov), Gligoric Vladimir (Serbia)

III Prize shared - Yergiyeva Kateryna
(Ukraine, post-graduate student of ODMA named by A.Nezhdanova, class of Prof. I. Sukhomlinov),
Gligoric Vladimir (Serbia)

Diplomas of the partisipants of the Final round got Alexander Koryakin (Russia) and Macha Kanza (France).


Special prizes:

  • Prize “Our Hope” from Odessa Mayor Eduard Gurvits – Andrey Turbinsky (Ukraine), Olena Goloshchapova (Ukraine)
  • Prize in memory of A.M.Bugaevsky – Andrey Pokaz (Ukraine)
  • Prize “For Best Performance of D. Scarlatti’s Sonatas” – Diana Gultsova (Ukraine)
  • Prize “Best Ukrainian Pianist” – Konstantin Tovstyha (Ukraine)
  • Prize in memory of B.M.Reingbald “For Best Performance of Piano Transcription” – Kateryna Kulykova (Ukraine)
  • Prize to the Youngest Participant of the Competition – Roman Lopatinsky (Ukraine)
  • Prize “For Best Performance of the Ukrainian Author Vladimir Ptushkin’s Composition “Improvisations and burlesque” – Polina Tonchyk (Russia)
  • Prize of the Audience Favorite – German Ukolov (Russia)
Volodymyr Vynnytsky presents the Prize of the Audience Favorite to German Ukolov (Russia) Eugeny Mogilevsky presents the Prize “For Best Performance of the Ukrainian Author Vladimir Ptushkin’s Composition “Improvisations and burlesque” to Polina Tonchyk (Russia) Monique Duphil presents the Prize in memory of A.M.Bugaevsky to Andrey Pokaz (Ukraine, post-graduate student of ODMA named by A.Nezhdanova, class of Prof. N. Mikhaylova)
Volodymyr Vynnytsky
presents the Prize of the Audience Favorite to
German Ukolov
(Russia)
Eugeny Mogilevsky
presents the Prize “For Best Performance of the Ukrainian Author
Vladimir Ptushkin’s Composition “Improvisations and burlesque”
to Polina Tonchyk
(Russia)
Monique Duphil
presents the Prize in memory of A.M.Bugaevsky to
Andrey Pokaz
(Ukraine, post-graduate student of ODMA named by A.Nezhdanova, class of Prof. N. Mikhaylova)
Prize “Our Hope” from Odessa Mayor Eduard Gurvits – Andrey Turbinsky (Ukraine, student of the ODMA named by A. Nezhdanova, class of Assistant Prof. P.Mulyar), Elena Goloshchapova (Ukraine, student of the ODMA named by A. Nezhdanova, class of Prof. A. Kharchenko)
Prize “Our Hope” from Odessa Mayor Eduard Gurvits –
Andrey Turbinsky (Ukraine, student of the ODMA named by A. Nezhdanova, class of Assistant Prof. P.Mulyar), Elena Goloshchapova (Ukraine, student of the ODMA named by A. Nezhdanova, class of Prof. A. Kharchenko), General Director of the competition Alexander Sokol

General director and President of Odessa Emil Gilels Charitable Fund – Alexander Sokol, Rector of Odessa State Music Academy, Doctor of Arts, Professor, Member of Academy of Arts Ukraine, Academician.

Laureates, Alexander Sokol, General Director of the competition and Tatiana Aleynikova-Sokol, Executive director of the competition.
Laureates, Alexander Sokol, General Director of the competition and Tatiana Aleynikova-Sokol, Executive director of the competition

The members of the Jury are prominent pianists and pedagogues, representatives of different piano schools:

  • Eugeny Mogilevsky (Professor, Belgium) – Jury Chairman
  • Mikhail Stepanenko (Professor, Ukraine) – Deputy Jury Chairman
  • Anna Markarova-Yakoubovitch – (Professor, France-Russia)
  • Monique Duphil (Professor, USA-France)
  • Aleksandar Serdar (Professor, Serbia)
  • Volodymyr Vynnytsky (Professor, USA)
  • Arthur Greene (Professor, USA)


Honorable Jury of the Competition:

  • Igor Sukhomlinov (Professor, Ukraine)
  • Gustav Alink (Professor, Netherlands)

Members of Jury, and organizational committee of the competition.
Members of Jury, and organizational committee of the competition

The Organizational committee expresses gratitude to

  • Odessa State Regional Administration – Mykola Serdjuk,
  • Odessa Regional Council – Mykola Skoryk,
  • Odessa City Council – Eduard Gurvits.


Our special gratitude we express to general partners of the competition:

  • The People’s Deputy Sergey Grinevetzkiy
  • Chairman of the Board “Ug-Gaz” Igor Uchitel
  • General Director of Odessa Sea Port Plant Valeriy Gorbatko
  • President of “Ukrferry” Shipping Company Alexander Kurlyand
  • General Director of Engineering Company “Olvia” Alexander Dubchak
  • Media-partners of the competition TV Channels “Glas”, “GTV”, “OK”, “Media-inform”, “Odessa”


We thank for support:

  • Patrons and friends of ODMA Valentin Stremyadin and Vladislav Dyablo
  • President of Fund “Hope, good and compassion” Vladimir Philipchuck
  • Directorate of Villa “Neapol” Natalia Kusherina
  • General director “Tavria – V” Boris Muzalyov


Media-holding:

  • "Arguments and facts”
  • “Komsomolskaya Pravda”
  • “Telenedelya”
  • “Gorod”
  • Peter Galchansky


The fact that the competition is named after the outstanding pianist of the XXth Century Emil Gilels is quite symbolic.

Emil Gilels is a native of Odessa, graduate of Odessa State Conservatoire, People’s Artist of the USSR, Laureate of national and international competitions, Professor of Moscow Conservatoire, Laureate of the USSR State Award, Honorary Member of London Queen Academy of Music and Musical Academy after F. List (Budapest). The competitions is aimed to open new talents who are honorable to bear the name of the laureate of the international competition in memory of great musician Emil Gilels.

We can say with proud that Ukrainian piano school, together with the world piano school showed the high level of performance. From 10 finalists three are representatives of Ukraine, two – Russia, two – the USA, and the representatives of France, China and Serbia. The Serbia contestant took part in the competition for the first time. In the 3rd Round 10 participants instead of 6 were sorted. It proves the extremely high level of the competition itself and the participants. In the 3rd Round the participants played concerts with the Odessa National Philharmonic orchestra, art director and the main conductor, the honored worker of arts of Ukraine – Hobart Earle. All the participants and the Organizational committee express their deep gratitude to the musicians of the orchestra and Hobart Earle personally for his heroism and professionalism in performing 10 concerts.
Taking into consideration the high level of organization and mastery of the participants of the competition, an honorable jury member, Doctor of Arts, Academician, critic, writer, Professor Gustav Alink, the founder of International “Argerich-Alink” Foundation (AAF), made a proposal to introduce the International piano competition in memory of Emil Gilels into world association of International competitions and catalogues of the world.