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Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim wins 5th Bösendorfer US-ASU International Piano Competition

148 pianists representing 29 countries applied to the 5th Bösendorfer US-ASU International Piano Competition. 28 of them were selected as semifinalists providing a week long exciting and inspiring performances in Katzin Hall of the Herberger Insitute at Arizona State University (January 9-15).

The first prize of the 5th Bösendorfer US-ASU International Piano Competition was awarded to 24 year old Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim. Rolim Started his piano lessons at age four with his mother and entered the Magda Tagliaferro School of Music in São Paulo at the age of 11. He has performed with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo Radio Orchestra. Rolim has won awards in more than 15 competitions. Currently he is completing his undergraduate studies at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.

Ronaldo Rolim receiving Medal and First prize award from David Katzin.

Ronaldo Rolim receiving Medal and First prize award from David Katzin.

The second Prize was awarded to Russian pianist Anastasia Dedik, and the third to Konstantin Soukhovetski, also from Russia. Both winners are graduates of the Julliard School in NY.

The events started with a Gala Recital given by Sofya Gulyak.

The events started with a Gala Recital given by Sofya Gulyak.

Encouragement of young artists

The Bösendorfer US-ASU International Piano Competitions are dedicated to the discovery and encouragement of young artists who possess their personal voice of interpretation in harmony with the legacy of great artists of the past and the European sound culture of these exquisite pianos. Hosted at the beautiful Arizona State University campus in the Grand Canyon State, the competitions are committed to promoting outstanding artists and providing them with the solo and orchestral performance opportunities they deserve.


5th Bösendorfer US-ASU International Piano Competition Highlights

Read full report about the 5th Bösendorfer US-ASU International Piano Competition:
www.boesendorfer.com/index.php?m=354&lang=en

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(Photocredits: Baruch Meir/US-ASU)