Haiou Zhang PIANO AWARD 2018


The Haiou Zhang Piano Award is founded, initialized and managed by the International Music Festival Buxtehude, Altes Land and Harburg in Germany. The main aim is to discover and support high talented pianists in the younger generation. An artistic committee with internationally renowned young pianists such as Jamina Gerl and Piano Duo Tsuyuki&Rosenboom came to the final decision among pianists from Russia, Germany, Letvia: they voted for Onute Grazinyte from a traditional musician family in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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As laureate 2018, Onute Grazinyte will make her recital debut at the International Music Festival Buxtehude, Altes Land and Harburg in 2019 and orchestra debut with Mozart's piano concerto No.12 K. 414 with Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg under the baton of Maestro Vahan Mardirossian at the oberrheinhalle offenburg in 2020. Additional piano recitals will bring her to many cities in Germany.

Besides, the award include 1500€ prize money and a prefessional artist website designe powered by Callunaburg GmbH, Germany. The upcoming Berliner fashion designer label FOUR FLAVOR will create a made-to-measure Haute-couture concert dress for the prize-winning artist.

The award ceremony 2018 will take place in Buxtehude on 3rd September.

Special thanks to generous donators such as:
Wiebke & Udo Krüger, Germany
Peter Felix Chan, Hong Kong
Wolfgang Ruf, Switzerland
Pius Regli, Switzerland
Jeannie Scriven, UK
Fabrizio Gorini, Italy
International Soroptimist Club Osnabrück

Laureate's schedule 2018:

27 July 2018
Trecastagni international music festival (Italy)

3 September 2018
International Music festival buxtehude, altes land & harburg (GERMANY)
Prize ceremony

Onute Grazinyte
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