2017 BC BÖSENDORFER PIANO COMPETITION

Competition Dates: November 10 – November 19, 2017

Greetings from the Mayor, Malcolm D. Brodie, City of Richmond

Greetings from the Premier John Horgan, Province of British Columbia

 

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About Us

The BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition is dedicated to the discovery and encouragement of young BC pianists. Hosted in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, the competition is committed to promoting outstanding young artists and providing them with prizes as well as local and international performance opportunities. We welcome all aspiring young BC pianists to gather here and present their artistry to our audience and the distinguished panel of judges in a non-biased competition environment.

Sponsored by Bösendorfer and Loewen Piano House in Vancouver, the competition is named after the highly acclaimed Bösendorfer piano which is frequently selected by pianists in prestigious international competitions and concert halls around the world. The Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert Grand piano will be utilized throughout the competition, ensuring that a beautiful instrument will be enjoyed equally by all the competitors and the audience.

General Information

The BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition is open to applicants who are either residents of BC or current students in BC. The age-qualifying date for all categories is September 1, 2017.

Designated Piano

Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert Grand Piano

 

 

Jury

Preliminary Round Jury: Edwin Gnandt, Jamie Syer

Semi-final Round & Final Round Jury: Arthur Rowe, Corey Hamm,  Jane Hayes and Ronald Sat.


Arthur Rowe

Corey Hamm

Jamie Syer

Jane Hayes

Edwin Gnandt

Ronald Sat

 

 

Prizes and Award

First Prize $1500, Second Prize $1000, Third Prize $500 in each division

Competition prize-winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd winner in each division.) will be offered the opportunity to present a concert on December 31, 2017 at Landesakademie-Ocherhausen in Germany. *

* Flight and accommodations will be at the expense of the competitors

Division A Division B
1st Prize
  • $1500 Bösendorfer Scholarship and a gold medal
  • One year free membership for Bösendorfer Young Artists Club
  • An opportunity to present a concert in Germany
  • $1500 Bösendorfer Scholarship and a gold medal
  • One year free membership for Bösendorfer Young Artists Club
  • An opportunity to present a concert in Germany
2nd Prize
  • $1000 Bösendorfer Scholarship and a silver medal
  • One year free membership for Bösendorfer Young Artists Club
  • An opportunity to present a concert in Germany
  • $1000 Bösendorfer Scholarship and a silver medal
  • One year free membership for Bösendorfer Young Artists Club
  • An opportunity to present a concert in Germany
3rd Prize
  • $500 Bösendorfer Scholarship and a bronze medal
  • One year free membership for Bösendorfer Young Artists Club
  • An opportunity to present a concert in Germany
  • $500 Bösendorfer Scholarship and a bronze medal
  • One year free membership for Bösendorfer Young Artists Club
  • An opportunity to present a concert in Germany

 

Results

Final Round Result
Division A

1st Place – Ryan Zhu, the winner of the $1500 Bösendorfer scholarship
2nd Place – Qiyang Hong, the winner of the $1000 Bösendorfer scholarship
3rd Place – Renee Chai, the winner of the $500 Bösendorfer scholarship

Division B

1st Place – Nicole Linaksita, the winner of the $1500 Bösendorfer scholarship
2nd Place – Natalie Lo, the winner of the $1000 Bösendorfer scholarship
3rd Place – Amanda Andrishak, the winner of the $500 Bösendorfer scholarship

Semi-final Round Result
Division A

Renee Chai
Ryan Zhu
Qiyang Hong

Division B

Amanda Andrishak
Natalie Lo
Nicole Linaksita

Preliminary Round Result
Division A

Augustin Wright
Julie Wu
Kaito Cheung
Laura Li
Monica Lang Luo
Qiyang Hong
Ranfei Wang
Renee Chai
Ryan Zhu
Sue Wang
Zixu Qin

Division B

Amanda Camille Andrishak
Natalie Lo
Nicole Linaksita
Poorum Kwon
Saehae Bae
William Tang

 

News and Report

2017 BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition Ended with Great Success

On November 19, 2017 BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition final round and ceremony were held in Loewen Piano House “Bösendorfer Recital Hall”. During the award ceremony, several amazing prizes were awarded to the 6 contestants. Sponsored by Bösendorfer, Loewen Piano House and Bösendorfer Young Artists Club of Canada, this competition offered winners prizes of $6000 CAD scholarship and concert engagement at Landesakademie-Ocherhausen in Germany.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Ms. Anita Yu, Vice President of Loewen Piano House, expressed her appreciation for all young talented competitors and her expectation of their future musician achievements. With the increasing number of passionate music lovers, more people now are realizing the importance of music education. Bösendorfer highly respects every child’s music dream and talent and is dedicated to helping those young music lovers and talents to further their careers, providing them with worldwide performance opportunities, which is also the purpose of this competition.

Since launching in September 2017, BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition has drawn a wide attention of music lovers and professional musicians. Numbers of excellent application videos were sent by applicants from different cities in BC. During the pre-selection, October 16—October 30, competition committee has invited Professor Edwin Gnandt and Jamie Syer as the jury. After the preliminary round selection, 17 competitors were advanced to the semi-final round, including 11 competitors from division A (Age 12—17) and 6 competitors from division B (Age 18–24).

November 11th, 2017 Semi-Final Division A

 

November 12, 2017 Semi-Final Division B

Competition committee also invited four prominent adjudicators for the semi-final and final round; they are Professor Arthur Rowe, Professor Corey Hamm, Professor Jane Hayes and Dr. Ronald Sat. After two days semi-final round, 6 contestants, 3 of each division were selected to enter the final round on November 19. On the 2017 BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition final night, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize of division A and B were announced by the jury following the performance.

Congratulations to our division winners as follows:
Division A
1st Place – Ryan Zhu, the winner of the $1500 Bösendorfer scholarship
2nd Place – Qiyang Hong, the winner of the $1000 Bösendorfer scholarship
3rd Place – Renee Chai, the winner of the $500 Bösendorfer scholarship

Division B
1st Place – Nicole Linaksita, the winner of the $1500 Bösendorfer scholarship
2nd Place – Natalie Lo, the winner of the $1000 Bösendorfer scholarship
3rd Place – Amanda Andrishak, the winner of the $500 Bösendorfer scholarship

Audience Favorite Award: Nicole Linaksita

Professor Corey Hamm with Ryan Zhu, 1st Prize of Division A, the winner of the Divison $1500 Bösendorfer scholarship

Professor Arthur Rowe with Qiyang Hong, 2nd Prize of Division A, the winner of the $1000 Bösendorfer scholarship

Dr. Ronald Sat with Renee Chai, 3rd Prize of Division A, the winner of the $500 Bösendorfer scholarship

Dr. Ronald Sat with Nicole Linaksita, 1st Prize of Division B, the winner of the $1500 Bösendorfer scholarship

Professor Arthur Rowe with Natalie Lo, 2nd prize of Division B, the winner of the $1000 Bösendorfer scholarship

Professor Corey Hamm with Amanda Andrishak, 3rd Prize of Division B, the winner of the $500 Bösendorfer scholarship

Loewen Piano House Vice President Ms. Anita Yu with Nicole Linaksita, the winner of Audience Favorite Award

In addition to the total amount of $6000 CAD scholarship, all winners also won the opportunity to present a concert at Landesakademie-Ocherhausen in Germany and free membership for Bösendorfer Young Artists Club.

To ensuring the high standard and justices of BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition, the jury panel of this competition consist all famous Canadian pianists and music education professionals from BC and Canada.

After the ceremony, winners appreciated everything they earned from Bösendorfer Piano Competition. It provides them with an international stage to show their talent to more people. Let’s looking forward to the next Bösendorfer Piano Competition to explore more future Canadian piano stars, enable those young pianists further their professional career!

2017 BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition Winners and Jury