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Michael Davidman Wins Third Place in
Prestigious Long-Thibaud Piano Competition in Paris
Third Park ICM Pianist to Make Finals of International Competitions in Five Months
Michael Davidman, Artist Diploma candidate in the piano studio of Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park International Center for Music (ICM), has placed THIRD in the finals of the prestigious International Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris. For his complete bio and further details, please visit Park ICM. After starting with 112 candidates, Davidman became one of six pianists remaining in the finals and the ONLY AMERICAN. Moreover, Davidman is the third ICM pianist to make the finals of an international piano competition in the past five months. Ilya Shmukler was a finalist in the Van Cliburn competition in Fort Worth, TX, in June 2022, and Sergey Belyavsky placed second in the Concours de Genève competition just last week. When asked about his students’ extraordinary success this year, Ioudenitch replied, “I recognize the talents of these young artists and I try to help them to dig out their potential. Maybe that’s the essence.”
One of the oldest competitions in classical music, the biennial International Long-Thibaud competition has launched the careers of generations of young artists since its 1943 founding by French virtuoso’s pianist Marguerite Long and violinist Jacques Thibaud. The competition has contributed to making the award-winners legends during their lifetimes. The laureates receive exceptional prizes including financial support, recording opportunities, concert proposals, instrument loans, and worldwide visibility. In the finals, the six candidates will each perform a concerto with the Republican Guard Orchestra conducted by Colonel François Boulanger at the Châtre di Châtelet.
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Watch his final performance HERE