The 2nd John Field International Piano and Vocal Competition.
26th -28th February 2020
With the support of Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT), Ireland
The 2nd John Field International Piano and Vocal Competition was held in Dundalk Institute of Technology on 26-27 February 2020 followed by Gala concert of the winners and adjudicators in Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin on the 28th of February.
The goal of the competition was to offer the occasion to once again hear the music of Field, his students, and the composers influences by him. An Irishman by birth, John Field is considered by many to be the founder of the Russian Piano School, which is distinguished by its use of lyricism, melody, expression and, of course, virtuosic technique. As well as being a virtuosic performer, John Field’s playing was likened by his contemporaries to Italian belcanto. For the last two hundred years, the respect in which John Field is held in Russia has helped develop a strong link in classical music between Russia and Ireland.
The competition was initiated by Russian pianist Viktor Ryabchikov and organised by the Irish non-profit organisation Russian Bridge with the support of Louth County Arts Council, Dundalk Institute of Technology and Dundalk Credit Union.
The level of the performances at 2nd John Field competition was extremely high as noticed by all members of International Jury panel: Victor Ryabchikov (Russia), Owen Lorigan (Ireland), Lubov Borukhzon (Russia), Laura Lalazaryants (Armenia), Mariusz CIOŁKO (Poland), Elena Berezkina (Russia), Annalisa Monticell (Italy), Tatiana Sirotina (UK).
“It is difficult to judge children, but level of their performance was truly outstanding this year”, — said Owen Lorigan.
The judgement was organized by international standards: individual, independent with average scoring system amount categories of Diploma participation, 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes and Grand-Prix.
As a result to tense competition the winners of John Field competition 2020 are:
Grand-Prix of competition 2020 – Artemy Sokolovsky (Russia, group B1)
1st prizes: Louise Byrne (Ireland), Polina Lagunova (Estonia)
2nd prizes: Ryan Keogh (Ireland), Varvara Golubova (Russia)
3rd prizes: Filips Subins (Ireland), Emma Ainetdinova (Russia), Darya Ovsyannikova (Russia)
1st prizes: Tracy Luo (Ireland), Pei Lin Oisin Pu (Ireland), Peter Ryan (Ireland), Maria Kutiena (Russia)
2nd prizes: Iris Stoiescu (Ireland), Alexander Kadykov (Russia)
3rd prizes: Adam Joyce (Ireland), Polina Vasina (Russia)
1st prize: Dawid Walega (Ireland)
2nd prize: Gerry Yang (Ireland), Ai Lin Sun (Ireland)
3rd prize: Jerome Bundy (Ireland)
1st prize: Natalia Polovko (Russia)
2nd prize: Wiktoria Obuchowicz (Poland)
1st prize: Anna Seliverstova (Russia)
2nd prize: Volha Varona (Belarus)
3rd prize: Olga Kratko (Russia)
The winners were offered the opportunity to perform in a concert in Moscow (Pavel Slobodkin Concert Hall), participate summer piano school in Russia, enter Thchaikovsky youth competition.
Photos from John Field Competition 2020:
About First International John Field piano competition: