An Englishman wins the 23rd International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs

Dominic Piers Smith from Great Britain has just won the 23rd International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs at Salle Gaveau in Paris, along with the Press Award and the Audience Award.  One hundred candidates from 29 countries played to a full hall before a jury of well-known pianists such as Bruno Rigutto, Christie Julien, François Chaplin, Yves Henry, Marc Laforet and Tristan Pfaff.

Dominic Piers Smith lives in London where he is a Formula 1 designer for Mercedes and world champion Michael Schumacher.

Second prize went to Doctor Kensucke Ota from Japan, who works in semi-conductor physics at Toshiba, while third prize went to Rickert Choi, a Canadian of Chinese origin.  Eugène Litvinenko, an economic sciences student from Russia came 4th and Amber Glynn, a derivatives manager on the Australian stock exchange came 5th.

The winner of the 23rd Concours, Dominic Piers Smith, received 3,000 Euros in prize money sponsored by Flora Stafford, and is invited to participate in the Flaneries Musicales de Reims on 6th July and Pontlevoy Festival on 3rd August 2012. He is also scheduled to play Ravel’s concerto in G with the Orchestre Symphonique de la Garde Républicaine next October.

Dominic’s CD, made after he won the Yamaha International Amateur Competition  is released on MMC Records. A copy of the original press information is attached.

MMC102 (Power of Dreaming) PRESS RELEASE (51.6 KiB)

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