Winners of the inaugural Olga Kern International Piano Competition were showcased in a public recital and awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The young pianists were awarded $30,000 in prize money. In addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive a professional recording on the Steinway & Sons label and concert engagements throughout Europe and the United States. All award-winners will be announced at awards ceremony.
24, Ukraine, US & Germany
“For me, the Olga Kern Piano Competition was not only a week full of inspiration and creativity, but it was also a life-changing experience, as it propelled my career.”
32, Ukraine, US
“The OKIPC was truly an unforgettable and inspiring experience thanks to the very special people involved in it! They created not only an excellent musical event of a highest standard, but also a warm and inspiring atmosphere that is becoming so rare to find at competitions.”
Semifinalists Honorable Mention
Richard Octaviano Kogima