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  • Top Of The World » Contestant 1: Igor Andreev
    of Arts class of Prof Tomasz Herbut Igor Andreev performs in concert halls of Russia and abroad Germany Finland Switzerland Estonia Hungary Lithuania He gives concerts with symphony orchestras such as Kaliningrad State Symphonic Orchestra Kaunas Chamber Orchestra St Petersburg State Conservatory Orchestra Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and plays in various chamber ensembles He is a prize winner of the international piano competitions in Estonia 1998 and Czech Republic 1998 Safonov Competition in Pyatigorsk 1999 Liszt Competition in Weimar 2005 Competition of the Rotary clubs in Spain 2009 3rd Classics in the Streets Bad Ragaz Switzerland Competition 2012 44 Swiss Competition in Laupersdorf 2013 6 Concours International de Piano de Lyon 2014 and 69 Concours de Genève 2014 Igor was a participant of programs of the Rotary club and Lions club of Germany in 2010 2011 and different projects of Gartow Foundation He was a grant aided student of the Russian performing art foundation 2005 2006 the Swiss Government Scholarship holder 2011 2013 supported by Hirschmann foundation 2013 Spring and was awarded a Förderpreis of the Kiefer Hablitzel Stiftung 2013 In addition to the solo repertoire Igor Andreev pays much attention to chamber music He is a prize winner of the Sviridov International Competition in St Petersburg 2005 Shostakovich International Competition in Moscow 2010 and the Three centuries of classical romances international competition in St Petersburg 2012 Igor Andreev was chosen to participate in the chamber music master classes in Switzerland Violin Piano Masterclasses of the Académie de Musique de Lausanne 2009 Germany International Chamber Music Campus of Jeunesses Musicales Germany Weikersheim 2010 Italy Garda Lake Music Masters 2013 and Austria Vienna Master Courses 2013 Since 2015 he works as a collaborative pianist for the violin and viola classes at the Bern University of Arts Here s a link

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  • Top Of The World » Contestant 2: Robert Bily
    is safe to say that Bily is one of the favorites to win Top of the World 2015 He is a winner of many national and international competitions the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau the International Steinway piano Competition in Hamburg National Bach Competition in Köthen International Piano Competition Young Pianists of the North in Newcastle England Lions music prize Thüringen international Roman Llull Rotary Club piano competition in Palma de Mallorca Spain international piano competition with orchestra in Barlassina Italy He won 1 prize at the national piano competition of the Jütting Foundation in Stendal 2011 2012 and 2013 he won the 1 Chopin Prize of the new Chopin society in Leipzig 1 prize at the International Piano Competition Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte in 2012 in Usti nad Labem Czech Republic and a special award for the interpretation of the first movement of the Waldstein Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven 1 prize at the International Piano Competition Piano Talents in Milan in 2013 He won nine awards at the international Münchner Klavierpodium in 2013 his piano teacher Dirk Fischbeck also received the Dialogue Prize for an outstanding pedagogic achievement In 2013 he won 1 prize at the 29th Karel Kunc Duo Competition in Bad Durkheim in duo with flute Bily also won 1 prizes at the International Young Pianists Competition in Troisdorf 2014 and at the prestigious International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen 2014 where he also won the EMCY award In 2014 he has been awarded the Carl Heinz Illies scholarship a scholarship from the Saalesparkasse foundation as well as the Elfrun Gabriel scholarship He received the Händel Mozart scholarship in 2009 and 2011 which enabled him to participate in the Austrian Masterclasses where he had masterclasses with Georg Steinschaden Vladimir Genin and Elisabeth Eschwé In

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  • Top Of The World » Contestant 15: Victor Cayres
    he has received the Special Prize for Best Performance of J S Bach at Magdalena Tagliaferro Piano Competition São Paulo 2000 and Best Chamber Musician at National Youth Instrumentalists Competition Piracicaba Brazil 1998 He has also received Honorable Deference Title from the Congress of Piracicaba City Hall Piracicaba Brazil for great artistry and command in the music field and was the Recipient of 2012 Zulalian Award at Boston University Cayres was also a top six semi finalists at the 54th International Piano Competition Premio Jaen Spain 2012 and won 2nd Prize at the 18th Leos Janacek International Piano Competition in Brno Czech Republic the same year He has also been honored with 2nd prizes at New England Conservatory Commencement Competition 2007 Gina Bachauer South American Competition 2002 and Sommerfestspiele Klavier Wettbewerb Murten Switzerland 2001 Not to mention his 3rd prizes at Florianopolis National Piano Competition 2004 and Artlivre International Piano Competition São Paulo 2003 Victor Cayres has earned praise for concerts with the Sine Nomine string quartet in Switzerland and as a soloist with such orchestras as the Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic Mr Cayres has been a frequent guest artist at Interlochen Center for the Arts MI and Boston University Tanglewood Institute He has recently released a CD on Albany Records with works by David Owens Previous engagements included concerts in Brazil and in the U S including a debut at Weill Hall Carnegie Hall as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York Victor Cayres studied at University of São Paulo Staatliche Hochschule für Muzik in Karlsruhe Germany New England Conservatory and Boston University Mr Cayres serves on the piano faculty at Boston University School of Music Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the

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  • Top Of The World » Contestant 3: Jun Hwi Cho
    a program of concerts throughout U S A Raved by the Washington Post as A secure fully professional performance admirable from any musician let alone from a teenager Also he was the 1st Prize Winner of the 2014 Debut International Piano Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall He had been the recipient of many prizes in his native Korea appeared twice on the Kumho Prodigy Concert and performed on the Korean Broadcasting System In addition he performed as a soloist with the W Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bucheon Symphonia Orchestra Jun Hwi Cho was born in Seoul and began his piano studies at the age of nine He completed in the Preparatory Division of the KNUA and attended the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts At present he attends the Pre College Division of the Juilliard School Here is a clip of Jun Hwi Cho from the rehearsals at Debut International Piano Competition 2014 Jun ended up as the First Prize Winner Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the most northern lights activity in the world two months of midnight sun in the summer and a lively and colourful

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  • Top Of The World » Contestant 4: Lindsay Garritson
    internationally to compete in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in May of 2013 In March of 2014 she was invited to compete as one of six finalists worldwide for the 2014 German Piano Award held in Frankfurt Germany Also an active participant at music festivals and courses worldwide Lindsay has attended Music Menlo s International Program The Steans Institute Ravinia Festival Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar in England Aspen Music Festival International Holland Music Sessions Orford Arts Center Canada International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes College International Institute for Young Musicians Innsbrook Music Festival and School Amalfi Coast Music Festival Italy Prague International Master classes Nancy Music Festival France the Igualada Master classes Spain Mozarteum International Master Classes Austria and Obidos International Piano Master classes Portugal She has also appeared in master classes with artists such as Leon Fleisher Andras Schiff Emanuel Ax Menahem Pressler Claude Frank Peter Frankl John Perry Thomas Ades Gil Kalish Wu Han Jeremy Denk Hung Kuan Chen Ann Schein Matti Raekaellio Awadagin Pratt Simon Trpceski Eric Le Van the late David Golub Monique du Phil and Kenneth Drake Also an accomplished violinist Lindsay was concertmaster of the St Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2003 2006 She has also had the honor of performing for such dignitaries as Jimmy Carter and Colin Powell and she has participated in master classes with Leonidas Kavakos and Lewis Kaplan Her teachers have included John Kendall founder of the Suzuki movement in the United States Lindsay holds degrees from Principia College B A in Music and Yale School of Music M M and Artist Diploma Her piano teachers include Boris Berman Luiz de Moura Castro Zena Ilyashov Emilio Del Rosario the late Jane Allen and Jennifer Lim She currently resides in New Haven CT and is

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  • Top Of The World » Contestant 11: Liana Gevorgyan
    the age of 8 she won a prize as she received 3rd Prize at Young Talents International Music Competition in St Petersburg At 10 she came 4th in Young Talents International Piano Competition in Slovakia and in 2001 she won Diploma and the Special Prize for the Best Performance of Mozart s sonata in International piano competition named by B Smetana in the Czech Republic From then on she has gone from victory to victory In 2004 1st Prize at International Music Competition named by M Yudina in St Petersburg In 2009 1st Prize at Ciutat de Carlet International Piano Competition Spain In 2011 you guessed it 1st Prize at Vilafranca del Penedes International Piano Competition Spain She did however only win the 2nd Prize at San Sebastian International Piano Competition in 2013 and at Giuliano Pecar International Piano Competition the following year but returned as 1st Prize winner later that year at André Dumortier International piano competition in Belgium She alsowon Yamaha Scholarship Award 2013 2014 Liana has vast international experience and has performed solo recitals in both Russia Austria Spain and Belgium Here s Liana Gevorgyan performing at Giuliano Pecar Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The

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  • Top Of The World » Contestant 5: Margaryta Golovko
    Prof Boris Fedorov Since 2011 she has been studying at the International Piano Academy Incontri col Maestri in Imola Italy with Prof Piero Rattalino Margaryta has a vast experience from piano competitions In 2006 she participated in the International Piano Commpetiiton Citta di Marsala in Marsala Italy winning 3rd Prize At the 30th International Smetana Piano Competition in Pilsen Czech Republic in 2012 she was awarded 1st Prize and the EMCY Prize The same year Margaryta received the 3rd prize and the Bacau Orchestra prize at the 1st International Piano Competition Citta di Acquaviva delle Fonti Italy She also received a 1st prize at last year s Midwest International Piano Competition in Cedar Falls USA She has performed as a soloist as part of ensembles and as concert master in concert halls in Ukraine and abroad in France Germany Italy Russia United States of America and Romania Margaryta has performed concerts with the Kyiv State Symphony Orchestra Pilsen Filarmonic Symphony Orchestra Youth Symphony Orchestra Helycon Symphony Orchestra and Waterloo Symphony Orchestra In 2013 Margaryta took part at the 7th International Music Festival MITO Settembre Musica in Italy Milan Torin where she performed Variations on the theme by Chopin op 22 of Rachmainov She kept herself busy in 2014 In March Margaryta performed a recital at Mozart Hall in Filarmonic Academy of Bologna Italy In September she took part at the 8th International Music Festival MITO Settembre Musica in Italy Milan Torin where performed a recitals with Brahms piano music In December Margaryta performed a recital in Mariinsky Theatre II the Prokofiev Hall in Saint Petersburg during the 8th International Piano Festival Contemporary piano faces Here s Golovko performing Brahms piano concert no 1 Tromsø on top of the world Tromsø The Gateway to the Arctic the place with the most

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  • Top Of The World » Contestant 6: David Jae-Weon Huh
    medal at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition and also got a special prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition David Jae Weon Huh has performed extensively throughout many European countries Asia and the United States He appeared in numerous festivals including recital invitations at Animato Debut Concert in Paris Nakanoshima International Music Festival San Francisco Music Festival Leipzig Euro Music Festival Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Festival International Holland Music Sessions Yamaha Rising Artist Series KNUA Pianist Series Kumho Young Artist Series in Seoul and Asia Music Festival in Kanazawa Japan Mr Huh has also performed with many orchestras including Tokyo symphony orchestra Prime philharmonic orchestra Shanghai philharmonic orchestra Pohang philharmonic orchestra Daegu philharmonic orchestra KNUA symphony orchestra and Mostly philharmonic orchestra In addition he gave numerous chamber music concerts and especially collaborated twice with highly revered cellist Myung Wha Chung After graduating from Seoul Arts High School where he was named a distinguished alumnus David Jae Weon Huh studied at Korea National University of Arts under the guidance of prof Choong Mo Kang He holds both Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degree from Korea National University of Arts and pursued a Master of Music at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston on a full scholarship studying with prof Wha Kyung Byun and Russell Sherman Moving to Germany he was accepted into soloklasse program at Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover where he continues his studies under prof Bernd Goetzke and prof Ewa Kupiec Recently he has finished a recording session for radio broadcasting at NDR in Hannover and David Huh will be featured in four recitals in Netherland including the Royal Concertgebouw debut in Amsterdam for the 2015 2016 season Here s a clip of David Jae Weon Huh performing 3 Mazurkas by Chopin at Williams

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