Tuesday May 31, 2011
The 62nd International Viotti Piano Competition 2011
The Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition, organised every year by the Società del Quartetto since 1950, is one of the most ancient and prestigious competitions of its kind in the world. The Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition alternates, every other year, the opera singing and the piano competitions. The 62th Gian Battista Viotti Piano Competition 2011 will take place at the City Teatre of Vercelli from 20 to 29 October.
Addressed to those young artists who aim at starting up in an international music career, the Viotti Competition is under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and under the sponsorship of the Regione Piemonte, the Città di Vercelli, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. Since 1957 it takes part to the exclusive committee (11 members) of the founders of the World Federation of International Music Competitions of Geneva.
Previous winners includes, for the piano competition, Joaquin Achucarro, Cecile Ousset, Daniel Baremboim, Claudio Abbado, François Joel Thiollier, Rafael Orozco, Pavel Gililov, Boris Bloch, Angela Hewitt, Jean Yves Thibaudet, and for the opera singing competition, Piero Cappuccilli, Raina Kabaivanska, Mirella Freni, Leo Nucci, Renato Bruson, Luis Alva, Giuseppe Giacomini, Luciano Pavarotti, Sumi Jo.
The last first prize winner for the Piano Competition was the Croatian Martina Filjak in 2007.