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2013 Competition Awards & Competitors

2013 Group PhotoFourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

May 24 – June 9, 2013
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth, Texas USA

Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal
Mr. Vadym Kholodenko, 26 (Ukraine)
Cash award of $50,000; career management, and international and U.S. concert tours for the three concert seasons following the Competition; studio and live recordings produced by harmonia mundi usa; and performance attire provided by Neiman Marcus.

Silver Medal
Ms. Beatrice Rana, 20 (Italy)
Cash award of $20,000; career management, and U.S. concert tours for the three concert seasons following the Competition; and a live recording produced by harmonia mundi usa of Competition performances.

Crystal Award
Mr. Sean Chen, 24 (United States) 
Cash award of $20,000; career management, and U.S. concert tours for the three concert seasons following the Competition; and a live recording produced by harmonia mundi usa of Competition performances.

Finalists
Ms. Fei-Fei Dong, 22 (China)
Mr. Nikita Mndoyants, 24 (Russia)
Mr. Tomoki Sakata, 19 (Japan)
Cash award of $10,000 each, and U.S. concert tours and management for three concert seasons.

Steven de Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music ($6,000)
Mr. Vadym Kholodenko, 26 (Ukraine)

Beverley Taylor Smith Award for the Best Performance of a New Work ($5,000)
Mr. Vadym Kholodenko, 26 (Ukraine)

John Giordano Jury Chairman Discretionary Award ($4,000)
Mr. Steven Lin, 24 (United States)

Raymond E. Buck Jury Discretionary Award ($4,000)
Mr. Alessandro Deljavan, 26 (Italy)

Jury Discretionary Award ($4,000)
Ms. Claire Huangci, 23 (United States)

Audience Award ($2,500)
Ms. Beatrice Rana, 20 (Italy)
Voted on by almost 24,000 visitors to Cliburn.org.

Semifinalists ($5,000 each)
Mr. Nikita Abrosimov, 24 (Russia)
Mr. Alexey Chernov, 30 (Russia)
Mr. Alessandro Deljavan, 26 (Italy)
Mr. Jayson Gillham, 26 (Australia/United Kingdom)
Ms. Claire Huangci, 23 (United States)
Mr. Nikolay Khozyainov, 20 (Russia)

Preliminary Competitors ($1,000 each)
Mr. Luca Buratto, 20 (Italy)
Ms. Sara Daneshpour, 26 (United States)
Mr. François Dumont, 27 (France)
Mr. Yury Favorin, 26 (Russia)
Ms. Lindsay Garritson, 25 (United States)
Mr. Guiseppe Greco, 23 (Italy)
Mr. Ruoyu Huang, 24 (China)
Mr. Marcin Koziak, 24 (Poland)
Mr. Steven Lin, 24 (United States)
Mr. Kuan-Ting Lin, 21 (Taiwan)
Mr. Alex McDonald, 30 (United States)
Mr. Gustavo Miranda-Bernales, 22 (Chile)
Mr. Oleksandr Poliykov, 25 (Ukraine)
Mr. Scipione Sangiovanni, 25 (Italy)
Mr. Yekwon Sunwoo, 24 (South Korea)
Mr. Alessandro Taverna, 29 (Italy)
Mr. Jie Yuan, 27 (China)
Mr. Eric Zuber, 28 (United States)

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