16th of March there were announced the results of The XI Dranoff International Two Piano Competition. Over 100 duos all over the world took part in it. After screening applicant’s DVD 16 duos were admitted to the live auditions in Canada and Holland.10 duos from South Africa, USA, United Kingdom, Serbia, Japan, Germany, Spain and Russia passed into Semifinals in Miami.
Authoritative independent Jury chosen duos from Germany, USA and Russia to perform in Final. Together with this we’ve got the prize for the best performance of commissioned work by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett ‛Lilliburlero Variations‛.
After listening the performance of three duos in Lincoln Theater, Miami Beach the ‛Concerto for two pianos and orchestra‛, op. 88a by Max Bruch with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra under Stewart Robertson the 1 Prize was awarded to
I’M Piano Duo Irina Silivanova - Maxim Puryzhinskiy!