David Jae-Weon Huh (Korea), Second Prize and Silver Medal at the XVIII Contest
Santander International Piano
Jianing Kong (China), Third Prize and Bronze Medal
Juan Pérez Floristán (Spain), Canon Audience Award
jury, chaired by Gary Graffman, has released the names of the winners
during the Closing Ceremony of the XVIII Competition, held this
afternoon at the Palace of Festivals of Cantabria
August 5, 2015.- This afternoon took place in the Argenta Hall of the
Palace of Festivals of Cantabria the Closing Gala and Award Ceremony of
the XVIII Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition.
event was attended by the President of the Government of Cantabria,
Miguel Ángel Revilla; the Director General of INAEM (National Institute
of Performing Arts and Music), Montserrat Iglesias; the Mayor of
Santander, Íñigo de la Serna; and the President of the Competition and
the Albéniz Foundation, Paloma O'Shea.
the beginning of the Ceremony, presented by Eva Sandoval, has played a
piece by Rossini, "William Tell in Santander" (piano overture run for 12
hands)" with the six finalists.
the words of Mrs. Paloma O’Shea, Iglesias has delivered Award Finalist
and Elena Martel, Comunication and Marketing Manager of Canon Spain,
with the Notary Rafael Segura, have given the Audience Award which this
year Canon has sponsored.
Pérez Floristán is the winner of the Canon Audience Award, consisting
of a series of high-end Canon equipment and have been decided with the
vote of those attending the Final held on 3 and 4 August in the Argenta
Hall of the Palace of Festivals and through votes made online from
websites www.classicalplanet.com and www.rtve.es.
Then the Jury President, Gary Graffman, read the decision of the jury, giving the first three prizes to:
Juan Pérez Floristán, First Prize and Gold Medal. He received his distinction from the hand of the Director General of INAEM, Montserrat Iglesias.
David Jae-Weon Huh,
Second Prize and Silver Medal. She presented him with his prize by the
President of the Government of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Revilla.
Jianing Kong, Third Prize and Bronze Medal ex aequo. Prize handed the Mayor of Santander, Inigo de la Serna.
Piano Competition benefits from the collaboration of numerous public
and private entities: Department of Education, Culture and Sport -
INAEM; Government of Cantabria; Santander City Council; International
Festival of Santander; Fundación Albéniz; Fundación Botín; University of
Cantabria; Publishing House Cantabria, El Diario Montañés; Viesgo;
Fundación Banco Santander; Café Dromedario, S.A.; Canon; Managerial
Group SADISA, S.L.; Grupo Planeta; Grupo Tirso S.A.; Yamaha España;
Hinves Pianos; Steinway and Sons, Hamburg; Hoteles Santos; Joyería
Galán; Joyería Presmanes; Textil Santanderina, S.A.; Agua de Solares;
Iberia; Alsa; Renfe; Volvo.
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