10 - 17 July 2023
The competitors really brought their A-games as we were treated to exceptional performances to round off another successful Walled City Music International Piano Festival right here in Derry.
Throughout the festival week, visiting pianists were given the opportunity to attend workshops, learn, practice and work alongside our International Faculty in preperation for the International Competition.
The competition was incredibly fierce and the standard was immense, so well done and congratulations to all participating pianists! We believe you all have very bright musical futures ahead of you!
1st Place: Dominic Doutney
2nd Place: Ruiya Zhong
3rd Place: Connor Wilcox
4th Place: Yan-Cheng Lin
5th Place: Jihae Yun
6th Place: Min-Jung Kim & Fang-Yu Hsieh
The Contemporary Music Centre Ireland Award: Jihae Yun
Judges: Cathal Breslin, Cahill Smith, Pei-Chun Liao, Chih-Long Hu, Svetozar Ivanov
Pictured from left to right: Svetozar Ivanov, Chih-Long Hu, Pei-Chun Liao, Dominic Doutney (1st Place), Cahill Smith, Cathal Breslin (Co-artistic Director).