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2016 Winners

The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation announces the results of the 8th New York International Piano Competition. Held at The Manhattan School of Music from June 20-24, 2016, the NYIPC presented young pianists, from around the globe.

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A first in the world of competitions, and a unique feature of the NYIPC, no participant is eliminated during the competition’s four rounds. The Foundation also presents a cash award to each of the contestants not receiving a major prize.

JOYCE B. COWIN FIRST PRIZE
Aristo Sham, Age 20
Country of Birth: Hong Kong
Residence: Cambridge, MA
Cash Award of $10,000
Concert and Recital Appearances


SECOND PRIZE
Angie Zhang, Age 20
Country of Birth: China
Residence: Princeton Junction, NJ
Cash Award of $6,000
Concert and Recital Appearances


THIRD PRIZE
Jiacheng Xiong, Age 19
Country of Birth: China
Residence: Philadelphia, PA
Cash Award of $3,000
Concert and Recital Appearances


FOURTH PRIZE 
Evelyn Mo, Age 17
Country of Birth: United States
Residence: Oak Hill, VA
Cash Award of $2,000
Concert and Recital Appearances


MELVIN STECHER AND NORMAN HOROWITZ FIRST PRIZE
ONE-PIANO, FOUR HANDS ENSEMBLE
Prudence Poon, Age 19
Country of Birth: Hong Kong
Residence: Oberlin, Ohio

 

Jooyeon Ka, Age 20
Country of Birth: South Korea
Residence: Hwaseong-si, South Korea
Cash Award of $3,500
Divided between the winning team


SECOND PRIZE
ONE-PIANO, FOUR HANDS ENSEMBLE
Zhiye Lin,
Age 19
Country of Birth: China
Residence: Cleveland, Ohio

 

Aaron Kurz, Age 20
Country of Birth: United States
Residence: Dallas, Texas
Cash Award of $2,500
Divided between the winning team

 


BEST PERFORMANCE OF REQUIRED CONTEMPORARY WORK
by Lowell Liebermann
Aristo Sham, Age 20
Country of Birth: Hong Kong
Residence: Cambridge, MA
Cash Award of $1,500


In addition to the prizes awarded, a finalists award of $1,000 was presented to each of the remaining contestants.

Junhui Chen (China)
Sophie Druml (Austria)
Ryan Jung (United States)
Brian Le (United States)
Junwen Liang (China)
Yuan Liu (China)
Jiaqi Long (China)
Mengjia Lu (China)
Jiana Peng (China)
Ada Aria Rückschloß (Germany)
Adam Zsolt Szokolay (Hungary)
Charissa Vandikas (Canada)
Tracy Wong (United States)
Ailun Zheng (China)