Winning top honors at the IV Jazeps Vitols’ International Piano Competition, announced on Oct. 26, was Russia’s Andrei Telkov, reports LETA.
In a contest that had no first or third place winners, sharing second place honors were pianists from Latvia and Lithuania - Antonina Suhova and Motiejus Bazaras.
The jury presented special awards to Suhova and Roxana Kenzheyeva for an outstanding performance of a Vitols composition. One of two Japanese contenders - Ayane Matsura - was singled out for the best interpretation of Latvian Eriks Esenvalds’ new work Frozen Horizon.
This sixth competition featured 19 young pianists from nine countries, with the finale concert and awards presentation held in the Great Guild.