WINNERS OF THE 17TH EDITION 2022


1° PRIZE
not assigned

2° PRIZE
CHIH WEI KAO (Taiwan) 
HYUNJI KIM (South Korea)

3° PRIZE
ROBERTO FRANCO (Italia)

YOUTH SPECIAL PRIZE
not assigned

MERIT DIPLOMA
YING-JYUN LIN (Taiwan) 
SOOK YONG YANG (South Korea) 
SEJEONG PARK (South Korea) 

WINNERS OF THE 16TH EDITION

2° PRIZE
CHIH WEI KAO
(Taiwan)
Conservatorio Milano


Chihwei Kao was born in Keelung, Taiwan, in 1995. He received his bachelor's degree in piano from the National Taipei University of Education and his master's degree from the Brescia Conservatory of Music, graduating with a grade of 110 with honors. He has given recitals and performed in piano festivals and concert halls in Taipei, Paris and northern Italy: The International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo, Paris International Summer Sessions, the International Festival NTUE in Taipei, 8th Cremona Pianoforum. Chihwei also won First Overall Prize and Special Prize "Enrico De Mori" at the 10th International "A. Salieri" Competition and First Prize at the 12th National "Jan Langosz" Competition. After years of studying as a soloist, he is completing the master's degree of Maestro Collaboratore at the Milan Conservatory of Music with Maestro Luigi Marzola. He collaborates as a student accompanist in the 2nd level master's course "Italian Chamber Opera of the 20th Century" at the Milan Conservatory.

2° PRIZE
HYUNJI KIM
(Corea del Sud)
Conservatorio di Roma


Genì Hyunji Kim is a South Korean pianist, born in Pohang, and graduated first in South Korea in Pianoforte and later in Accompaniment in the Master II level at Ewha Womens University in Seoul. In Italy, she graduated in 2022 from the two-year course of Substituted Maestro and Korrepetitor at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia with 110 cum laude and Honorable Mention and graduated from the course for Maestri Collaboratori at the Accademia del Teatro Coccia in Novara. Pianist at the Accademia della Voce del Piemonte. He was awarded First Prize at the 'Domenico Savino' Competition and First Prize at the 'Vincenzo Scaramuzza' Competition, both in chamber music. He participated as Pianist in the operas: 'La Bohème' by G.Puccini, 'Le nozze di Figaro' by W.A.Mozart, 'L'elisir d'amore', 'Don pasquale', 'Lucia di Lammermoor' by G.Donizetti with 'DQ opera ensemble', 'Associazione musicale Tito Gobbi', 'Teatro Coccia di Novara' .

3° PRIZE
ROBERTO FRANCO 
(Italia)


Roberto Franco first has the Academic Diploma of II level with full marks and honors at the Conservatory 'A. Scontrino' of Trapani where he later graduated in Composition. Since 2006, he has to his credit numerous collaborations with the Ente 'Luglio Musicale Trapanese' (Teatro di Tradizione) for the opera seasons, covering the roles of master collaborator of the hall and stage, continuist and pianist of the children's choir, as well as instrumentalist in the orchestra). Since a.y. 2018/2019, he has held the position of external piano collaborator at various Italian conservatories: Conservatories of Darfo Boario Terme, Alessandria, Genoa, and Brescia. He is also currently listed for the same role at the Conservatory of Milan, of La Spezia. Awarded in several national and international music competitions, he carries out concert activity both chamber information and, above all, as accompanist of singers.

MERIT DIPLOMA

 YING-JYUN LIN
(Taiwan)
Conservatorio di Firenze

 SOOK YONG YANG
(Corea del Sud)

Conservatorio di Roma

SEJEONG PARK
(Corea del Sud)

Conservatorio di Milano