Russian pianist won the contest in Vienna

The first prize of the 14th International Piano Competition. Beethoven in Vienna won the Muscovite Maria Mazo.

The winner received a cash prize of 8,000 euros and a grand piano "Bezendorfer," according to competition website  http://www.mdw.ac.at/beet…13/preise-auszeichnungen/ 

1st Prize: Maria MAZO, Russian Federation
€ 8.000, — Prize of the mdw — University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
and a BOSENDORFER GRAND PIANO Model 200 sponsored by L. Bosendorfer GmbH

The second prize was awarded to another representative of Russia, Andrei Gugnina, and Austrian (?) pianistValentine Fedoroff.  

2nd Prize: ex aequo
Valentin FHEODOROFF, Austria
Andrey GUGNIN, Russian Federation
€ 6.000, — Prize of RPR Privatstiftung
€ 4.000, — Prize of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Maria Mazo (b. 1982) at 13, became the youngest participant of the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Arthur Rubinstein in Poland, at the 12th International Competition of Pianists Van Cliburn (USA) was awarded the Special Jury Prize, won the first prize at the 3rd Beethoven International Piano Festival Richard Laughs in Mannheim (Germany) and at the Music Competition of piano concertos in Hastings (England), was a multiple laureate of the International Competition for Piano and Orchestra of Cantu (Italy), won the third prize at the International Piano Competition Giuliano Pekar (Italy) .

Pianist won a scholarship fund Solti Foundation and the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now!. She has worked with musicians such as Andrei Gavrilov, Abby Simon, Ian Hobson and Ari Vardi.Kontsertny have passed the exam pianist Matti Raekallio in Hanover. Currently studying for a Master of Music and Media at the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies at the University of Music and Theatre in Hanover.

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