After a day of phenomenal performances on Saturday, June 20, the winners of the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition were announced.
Marina Lomazov, the festival's artistic director said, "I never stop being amazed by the depth of talent, dedication, focus and artistry that these young musicians display. I know we will continue to see them accomplish impossible feats and achieve great things. It is gratifying to know that we may be their first launch into a professional life. This is what this festival is all about."
Young Jury Award: Vincent Liu
Solo Award: Avery Gagliano
Discretionary Awards: Baron Cao, Vincent Liu, Kevin Takeda
Third Place: Avery Gagliano
Second Place: Jonathan Reichenberger
First Place: Derek Chung
These young pianists are among the very best in the country and exhibit remarkable artistry and maturity," said program director, Joseph Rackers. "We are privileged that the Southeastern Piano Festival plays an important role in their development as they achieve extraordinary things."
Congratulations to all of our participants for an exhilarating day of music making!