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Los Angeles International Liszt Competition Announces 2014 Winners



Mr. SomangJeagal, winner of the Budapest Concert Division

Mr. Somang Jeagal, winner of the Budapest Concert Division.

Ms. Zsófia Staszny, winner of the New York Concert Division

Ms. Zsófia Staszny, winner of the New York Concert Division.

The 2014 thirteenth biennial Los Angeles International Liszt Competition is now completed. Following is a list of winners in each of the categories, including the winner's teacher (in parentheses) and the works prepared for the competition and performed at the final concert on Sunday evening, November 23, 2014. In cases where multiple selections were prepared, the underlined repertoire was performed at the final concert.

Division XI (Budapest Concert*)
Somang Jeagal (Kevin Fitz-Gerald)
"Vallée d'Obermann"

Division X (New York Concert**)
Zsófia Staszny (Júlia Pászthy)
"Die Loreley"

Division IX (Voice)
Melinda Ehrlich (Joann Zajac)
"Enfant, si j'étais roi"

Division VIII (Organ)
Haesung Park (Ladd Thomas)
Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H

Division VII (Concerto)
Enhae Chung (Gregory Allen)
Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major

Division VI (Longer Works)
Athena Tsianos (Bernadene Blaha)
Ballade No. 2 in B Minor

Division V (ages 21 - 35)
Jacopo Giacopuzzi (Kevin Fitz-Gerald)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-Sharp Minor

Division IV (ages 17 - 20)
Jaemo Ku (Norman Krieger)
"Funérailles"

Division III (ages 15 - 16)
Anna Boonyanit (Hans Boepple)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-Sharp Minor

Division II (ages 13 - 14)
Aldric Matthew P. Gozon (Molly Nguyen
Polonaise No. I in C Minor

Division I (ages 12 and under)
Sarah Tuan (Corey McVicar)
Paganini Étude No. 2 in E-Flat Major

*Includes all-expense paid trip to Budapest, London, and Washington D.C. for concerts in Hungarian venues.

**Includes all-expense paid trip to New York City for concert at the Hungarian Consulate.


Additional Prizes

Dr. Ernó and Katinka Daniel Memorial Prize
Somang Jeagal (Kevin Fitz-Gerald)

American Liszt Society Awards
Enhae Chung (Gregory Allen) and Jacopo Giacopuzzi (Kevin Fitz-Gerald)

Zoltán Rozsnyai Memorial Award
Enhae Chung (Gregory Allen)

Margaret Corel Memorial Prize
Zsófia Staszny (Júlia Pászthy)

The CA Federation of Music Clubs Awards for California Residents were distributed to numerous participants in almost all categories.


Best Performance Awards (Excluding Division XI)

"O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"
Nandani M. Sinha (Vladamir Chernov)

Opera Paraphrase/Transcription
Anne Liu (Inessa Litvin)

Étude de Concert/Konzertetüden
Sakurako Eriksen (Bernadene Blaha)

Paganini Étude
Sarah Tuan (Corey McVicar)

Hungarian Rhapsody
Jacopo Giacopuzzi (Kevin Fitz-Gerald)

Années de Pèlerinage
Christine Cheng (Ariel Yang)

Mephisto Waltz, Legendes, or
Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
Jeamo Ku (Norman Krieger)

Los Angeles International Piano Competition Judges<br>
            Front: Nancy Roldán, Andrea Meláth, Gila Goldstein, Zsuzsanna Bódás, Emese Tökés, Eugene Alcalay<br>
            Middle: Gabriel Dobner, Adam Wibrowski, Thomas Otten, Edward Rath, Peter Tóth<br>
            Back: Kevin McMillan, David Cannata, Alexandre Dossin, Stephan Möller

Los Angeles International Piano Competition Judges
Front: Nancy Roldán, Andrea Meláth, Gila Goldstein, Zsuzsanna Bódás, Emese Tökés, Eugene Alcalay
Middle: Gabriel Dobner, Adam Wibrowski, Thomas Otten, Edward Rath, Peter Tóth
Back: Kevin McMillan, David Cannata, Alexandre Dossin, Stephan Möller