2008 Competition: Piano

The Hugo Kauder Society is pleased to announce the winners in its Fourth Annual International Music Competition, this year for pianists.

From the many pianists from around the world, 35 years and under, who competed in the recorded round in April, nine finalists were selected to compete live in New Haven.

From these finalists, the following winners were chosen:

Shared first prize
Ryo Yanagitani

Third Prize
Eunyoung Kim

Event dates and places

Live competition
Friday, September 5, 10am-5pm
Neighborhood Music School

100 Audubon Street, New Haven
Admission free

Winners Concert
Saturday, September 6, 2-4pm
Firehouse 12
45 Crown Street, New Haven
$10 suggested donation

Competition judges

Claude Frank, Yale School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music
Pamela Frank, Peabody Insitute of the Johns Hopkins University, Stony Brook
Peter Frankl, Yale School of Music


First prize: $4000 and NYC performance opportunity
Second prize: $2000
Third prize: $1000.

Winners will also perform in the Winners Concert. All finalists will receive a recording of their performance.

Thank you

This event is made possible, in part, by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.

Invited pianists will be offered a partial subsidy of their travel expenses under the Regina Kass Memorial Travel Fund.

Download the press release.

Complete competition information, including prizes, rules, terms and conditions may be downloaded here: Competition info PDF