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Sergey Tanin wins the 18th Bad Kissingen Piano Olympics

Sergey Tanin is the winner of the 18th Bad Kissingen Piano Olympics. This was announced after the final concert on the 4th of October by Artistic Director Dr. Tilman Schlömp on behalf of the jury. The 25 years old pianist from Russia convinced the jury with his individual, well structured, interpretation of Brahms and Beethoven. 

Sergey Tanin wins the 18th Bad Kissingen Piano Olympics.

On the 4th of October, Artistic Director Dr Tilman Schlömp has announced Sergey Tanin as the winner of the 18th Bad Kissingen Piano Olympics. The 25-year old pianist from Russia swayed the jury with his unique interpretation of Brahms and Beethoven. Yoav Levanon (16) from Israel was the second prize winner. The jury was impressed by his youthful virtuosic energy and surprising creativity. The third prize was awarded to the 22-year old Ziyu Liu from China. His technical souverinity and splendid orchestral timbre playing Ravel's “La Valse” were the deciding factor for the jury. In the Max-Littmann-Saal of Bad Kissingens “Regentenbau”, a majority of all audience members that booked every concert also cast their vote the audience award in favor of Sergey Tanin. The final concert of the Bad Kissingen Piano Olympics was recorded by “Bayerischer Rundfunk” and will be broadcast on the 17th of October at 03:05 PM on “BR-Klassik” during the “Sendung On stage” program.

Here you can watch the broadcast. 

During the 18th Bad Kissingen Piano Olympics a total of 1,057 tickets sold almost broke the record of 1,100 tickets from last year's festival, despite the limitations present due to the Corona pandemic. This year's festival enthralled the audience with six talented candidates between the ages of 16 to 25, coming either from Spain, England, China/Germany, France, Israel and Russia. All six participants have presented interpretations of the highest magnitude and will be invited to the 2021 Kissinger Sommer festival.

Furthermore, the winner of the Bad Kissingen Piano Olympics will have the chance to perform in the Steinway Hall in Frankfurt as part of a partnership with Steinway & Sons.