Not awarded the first prize at “Pozzoli”
First Prize was not assigned; yesterday at the final round with the Orchestra Elizaveta Kliuchereva and Axel Trolese won second prize ex-aequo at the 30th edition ef the International Piano Competition Ettore Pozzoli, third Prize Yagi Daisuke.
At the end of the final round, President Dmitri Bashkirov and the jury decided not to assigned the first prize and to give Elizaveta Kliuchereva (Russian) and Axel Trolese (Italian) the second prize ex aequo.
In 58 years of History of “Pozzoli”, it is the seventh time that happens that the first prize is “not assigned”. In 1967, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001 and, the last, in the 2003.
Last night the final, at the “San Rocco” Theatre, the eighteen Elizaveta Kliuchereva, performed Sergej Vasil’evič Rachmaninov, Concert n.2 in C minor op. 18, while Axel Trolese, played Frédéric Chopin Concert n. 1 in E minor op. 11. Axel Trolese, has not succeded in the challenge of bringing the “Pozzoli Home”. In 1999, eighteen years ago, Filippo Gamba won first prize.
Axel Trolese as best Italian qualifyed, will performe a recital in Budapest offered by the Italian Institute of Culture of Budapest, while Elizaveta Kliuchereva won special prize chosen by the audience during the final.
Fourteen years old (in November) Yagi Daisuke, child prodigy, in the final performed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concert n. 13 in C major K 415.
The three finalists, chosen by the Jury among 21 competitors, played with the Seregno, Philarmonic Orchestra Ettore Pozzoli directed by Maestro Ovidiu Balan, artistic director and a permanent conductor of the «Mihail Jora» Bacău Philarmonic Orchestra.
At the and of the final round with the Orchestra, the Jury, presided by Dmitri Bashkirov and composed by Vincenzo Balzani, Barbara Tolomelli, Roberto Capello, Nora Doallo, Tang Jin and Albert Mamriev, has also assigned four “special prizes”.
To the Spanish Leonel Morales-Herrero as best performance of the Pozzoli studies to the memory of Professor Angelo Biella and Monsignor Giuseppe Biella, to the Russian Ann Leyerer as best semifinalist offered by the “Rotary Se.De.Ca.”, to Andrea Molteni as the youngest Italian semifinalist in memory of Luigi Pontiggia and the German Jonas Stark as youngest foreign semifinalist, prize in in memory of Giulio Confalonieri.
Partners of the 30th edition of the “Pozzoli” are the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan, where from 1899 and 1937 Ettore Pozzoli has taught theory, solfeggio and musical dictation, “Casa Ricordi” and “Universal Music”, publisher of the work of Ettore Pozzoli and “Fazioli Pianoforti.”