Canadian pianist Tony Siqi Yun wins first prize at inaugural China International Music Competition

05.21.19
China International Music Competition , Tony Siqi Yun
China International Music Competition

18-year-old Canadian winner receives unprecedented prize of US$150,000, plus a gold medal and representation with Opus 3 Artists & Wray Armstrong Music and Arts

Second prize awarded to Alexander Malofeev (Russia) and third prize to MacKenzie Melemed (USA)

Finals took place at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, streamed worldwide by medici.tv ... »

Canadian pianist Tony Siqi Yun wins first prize at China International Music Competition

05.21.19
Tony Siqi Yun
Pianist Magazine

18-year-old Canadian pianist Tony Siqi Yun has been announced as the first ever winner of the China International Music Competition, the new competition created by the China Conservatory of Music and Global Music Education League. He receives a first prize of $150,000, a gold medal and representation with Opus 3 Artists in the United States and Europe and Armstrong Music and Arts in China which, combined, will coordinate three years of international concert tours. ... »

Vadim Gluzman plays Shostakovich's first violin concerto (translation)

05.10.19
Giancarlo Guerrero
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero , who has been fascinated by this music since he was a student, knows how to put the peculiarities in the right light. He is especially good at mastering the large, lingering, orgiastic increases that seem to come from nowhere and build up to an almost physical ache. In the seething soundscapes of the third movement one often feels as if in a catastrophy film, where the train rushes unstoppably toward the abyss. ... »