Roman Borisov is the winner of the 20th Kissinger KlavierOlymp. This was announced by the Artistic Director Alexander Steinbeis on behalf of the jury after the final concert on 9 October. The 19-year-old pianist from Russia convinced the jury with his highly musical, intuitive and well structured interpretation of works by Lowell Liebermann, Ludwig van Beethoven, Serge Rachmaninoff, Johannes Brahms and Sergei Prokofiev. He demonstrated an unconditional creative will and impressed with his natural and harmonious stage presence.
Tony Siqi Yun from Canada was awarded second prize. The jury was impressed by his virtuosic creative power. He was also awarded the audience prize. The third prize went to 25-years-old Ariel Lanyi from Israel. Other pianists in the competition were Lukas Sternath (Austria), Suah Ye (South Korea) and Lauren Zhang (USA).
The successful participants of the competition can be heard during the Kissinger Sommer 2023 festival. The final concert of the KlavierOlymp was recorded by Bayerischer Rundfunk and broadcast on 29 October on BR-Klassik.
As part of the Kissinger KlavierOlymp 2022, six highly talented young pianists aged 19 to 25 from six countries presented themselves to the audience and a five-member jury consisting of Thomas Ahnert (music critic "Saale-Zeitung", dramaturg and co-founder of KlavierOlymp), Manuel Brug (music critic "Welt"), Ulrich Hauschild (clutiral manager), Sonia Simmenauer (Managing Director Impresariat Simmenauer) and Alexander Steinbeis (Artistic Director Kissinger Sommer). The solo recitals took place in the Rossini-Saal, the final concert in the Max-Littmann-Saal in Bad Kissingen.
The Kissinger KlavierOlymp 2023 will take place from 5 to 8 October 2023.