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RUSSIA'S ALEXANDER KOBRIN WINS VAN CLIBURN PIANO COMPETITION

 

NEW YORK, 8 June 2005—Russian pianist Alexander Kobrin, 25, took first prize in the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas. In an effort to update and better publicize the 17-day contest, the final phase of the competition was available on streaming video and internet users were able to cast a vote for their favorite pianist. The winner of the internet audience prize was also Alexander Kobrin. The Silver medal and second prize was awarded to 19-year-old Joyce Yang of South Korea and a student at the Julliard School in New York. The Third Prize with a cash award of $20,000, U.S. concert tours and career management for the three concert seasons and a compact disc recording on harmonia mundi usa went to China's Sa Chen, 25. Three finalists, Davide Cabassi, 28 (Italy), Chu-Fang Huang, 22 (China) and Roberto Plano, 26 (Italy) received a cash award of $10,000 each and U.S. concert tours and career management for the three concert seasons following the Competition. Both gold medal winner Alexander Kobrin and second prize winner Joyce Yang received a cash award of $20,000, international and national concert tours and career management for the three concert seasons following the Competition as well as a compact disc recording on harmonia mundi usa.



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