Santander International “Paloma O’Shea” Piano Competition

Santander International “Paloma O’Shea” Piano Competition

This competition, founded in the year 1972 by Paloma O’Shea, in the beautiful city of Santander, Spain, is actually considered one of the most prestigious and demanding piano competitions.

In Mrs, O’Shea own words “The purpose of the competition is the same as it was the first day: to help young pianists from around the world by offering them opportunities in a crucial moment of their lives, when they have concluded formation and are ready to take their first professional steps in a world that is so thrilling, but so demanding as that of music”.

For more than two decades, Santo Domingo has enjoyed the presence of the winners in concerts with orchestra and recitals.

 

Gala Winners:

May 14, 2014
Avan Yu Second Prize, Silver Medal and Audience Prize
October 10, 2010
Jue Wang First Prize and Gold Medal
Kotaro Fukuma Third Prize and Bronze Medal
October 5, 2007
Alberto Nosé First Prize, Gold Medal and Audience Prize
Herbert Schuch Second Prize and Silver Medal
October 1, 2003
Boris Giltburg Second Prize and Audience Prize
Ning An Third Prize
Soyeon Lee Third Prize and Bronze Medal
September 8, 1999
Yung Wook Yoo Santander Grand Prize and Gold Medal
Jonn Hwa Park Second Prize, Silver Medal and Audience Prize
Plamena Mangova Third Prize and Bronze Medal
November 15, 1995
Enrico Pompili Santander Honor Prize, Silver Medal and Prize to the Best Interpretation of Contemporary Music
April 5, 1995
Eldar Nebolsin Santander Grand Prize, Gold Medal and Prize to the Best Interpretation of the Mozart Concerto
May 8, 1991
Serghei Yerochin Santander Honor Prize
October 5, 1989
David Allen Wehr First Prize
Year 1984 - Recital
Hugh Tinney First Grand Prize
Year 1982 - Recital
Mark Raubenheimer First Grand Prize
Other winners presented
Claudio Martínez Mehner Finalist Prize, Special Prize to the best qualified Spanish competitor and Scolarship-prize in memory of Soledad Diaz de Bustamante y Quijano
Xu Zhong Second Prize
Miguel Ituarte Zarraga Finalist Prize