Park International Center For Music Graduate Student, Ilya Shmukler, Advances to The Cliburn 2022 Finals!

Update: SHMUKLER WINS “BEST PERFORMANCE OF A MOZART CONCERTO” AWARD AT 16TH CLIBURN

Congrats to Park International Center for Music graduate student, Ilya Shmukler. While Ilya was not named a medalist at the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition last night, as one of the six finalists, he earned a $10,000 prize, and he won $5,000 for the “Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto” award. We are so proud of you, Ilya!

Press:

‘I love it so much’: Kansas Citian from Russia basks in glow of Cliburn piano honors

After being a finalist in the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on June 19th and winning the award for Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto, Park International Center for Music​ graduate student, Ilya Shmukler​, spoke with The Kansas City Star​ writer Patrick Neas​. Read the story here

Six pianists out of 16 semi-finalists were chosen to participate in the The Cliburn 2022 final round. Each finalist will perform two concertos, to be selected from two separate lists, with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop.

The schedule for all six competitors can be found below. Ilya’s first performance is tomorrow, June 14, 7:30 pm CST. The final performances are all to be held in Bass Performance Hall in Ft. Worth, Texas. Bios for the six finalists can be found at Cliburn.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2022
Final Round Concert 1
7:30 p.m.
Yunchan Lim, South Korea, 18 – BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op. 37
Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27 – RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30
20-minute intermission
Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23– GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F Major

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022
Final Round Concert 2
7:30 p.m.
Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20 – RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18
Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31 – BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, op. 15
20-minute intermission
Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28 – PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022
Final Round Concert 3
7:30 p.m.
Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23 – RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30
Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27 – GRIEG Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 16
20-minute intermission
Yunchan Lim, South Korea, 18 – RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022
Final Round Concert 4
3:00 p.m.
Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28 – BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op. 37
Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20 – CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11
20-minute intermission
Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31 – TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, op. 23

The Cliburn Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022, 7:00 p.m., Bass Performance Hall in Ft. Worth.

Much luck to Ilya for this final round!!

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