The Russian beat Ukrainian woman Clinton Piano Competition in Cleveland

Muscovite Nikita Mndoyants won first place at the International Piano Competition in Cleveland, the grand prize involves a monetary award in the amount of $ 75 thousand. And the right to a solo concert in New York City

NEW YORK, August 8. / Corr. Kirill Volkov TASS /. 27-year-old Muscovite Nikita Mndoyants won an international piano competition, which ended in Cleveland (Ohio). This was reported by the event organizers.


Execution Russian to Beethoven’s fourth concerto for piano and orchestra, which Mndoyants chose for his final performance, won the judges. In total, over two weeks, during which time a competition, the pianist played about a dozen works, including works by Haydn, Bach and Schubert.

“The results of the contest have almost no value, - he said -. You’re just getting ready to achieve the highest levels of performance for which you only capable, ready for a new step in my professional life.”

In addition to Mndoyants finalists include three more performers. Second place eventually went to 20-year-old Italian Leonardo Kolafeliche that for its final performances chose one of the most famous works by Sergei Prokofiev - №3 concert for piano and orchestra. In third place, according to the decision of the jury, was 27-year-old Ukrainian Dinara Clinton. The last in the list of winners of another Russian pianist - 28-year-old George Chaidze.

Founded in 1975, International Piano Competition in Cleveland held every two years. It is attended by musicians not older than 30 years. The main prize involves a monetary award in the amount of $ 75 thousand. And the right to a solo concert in New York.

Nikita Mndoyants was born in 1989 in Moscow. In 2011, he graduated with honors from the Moscow Conservatory in piano. Repeatedly he became the winner of musical competitions around the world as a pianist and composer. In 2013 Mndoyants became a finalist of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in the US Fort Worth (Texas).

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