PIANO COMPETITION AWARD


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The WALTER W. NAUMBURG FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES:



Co-First Prize: Albert Cano Smith (LEFT), Xiaohui Yang (RIGHT)


Co-First Prize Winners of the 2017 Piano Competition

ALBERT CANO SMITH || XIAOHUI YANG



Second Prize: Tiffany Poon


Second Prize Winner of the 2017 Piano Competition

TIFFANY POON


​New York, New York (November 12, 2017) -- The Walter W. Naumburg Foundation announces the winners of the 2017 Piano Competition, held today in New York City.

The 2017 winners of the Naumburg International Piano Competition include:

CO-FIRST PRIZE:
Albert Cano Smit, 21 years old, from Spain and The Netherlands, a senior at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Las Angeles, CA
Xiaohui Yang, 26 years old, from China, a DMA candidate at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD

SECOND PRIZE:
Tiffany Poon, 20 years old, from Hong Kong, a student at The Juilliard School and Columbia University

The first prize winners -- Albert Cano Smit and Xiaohui Yang -- both received a cash award of $10,000; a commissioned work (composer TBA), and each will be presented in a New York debut concert in Weill Recital Hall (dates TBA). Tiffany Poon received a cash award of $5,000.


The jury was comprised of Anton Nel, Ursula Oppens, Andre-Michel Schub, Diane Walsh, Seth Knopp, Robert McDonald, Ann Schein and Nicholas Mann.

Alumni of the Naumburg Piano Award include Soyeon Kate Lee, Stephen Hough, Awadagin Pratt, Steven Osborne, Anton Nel, and Andre-Michel Schub, among others.

The Walter W. Naumburg Foundation
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Email: naumburgfoundation@gmail.com
Phone: 917.493.4040