November 8, 2013

Berlin Philharmonie's Großer Saal(2500 seat) for Round 4


The Berlin International Amateur Piano Competition is one of the world's biggest and most prestigious competition for amateur pianists.  There are a total of 4 rounds, in which the last is a concerto round performed with an orchestra.


On Oct 9 , 2010 I performed at Berlin Philharmonie's Kammermusiksaal  (1500 seat) the Liszt Sonata in B Minor...

December 18, 2009

1st prize  Vincent Schmithorst
2nd prize (tie)  Ricker Choi,   Abel Sanchez-Aguilera
3rd prize  no award
There were 50 competitors, some from as far as Germany, Paris, and Japan. I went to Boston with four other amateur pianist friends from Toronto.

Round 1: Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Round 2: Scriabin: Sonata #5
Round 3: Beethoven: Bagatelle Op 126...

December 13, 2008

above: The 6 Finalists from left to right: So-Hee Hur, Vincent Schmithorst, Rebecca Davis, Louis Dalaveris, Kathleen Penny, Ricker Choi


I competed in the 2008 Washington International Piano Artists Competition, and was awarded:

  • 3rd Prize,

  • the Press Jury Award,

  • Best Performance of a Romantic Work Award

It was an amazingly intense and nerve wrecking experience. 

Being my first time c...

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