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More success from YSM pianists

July 22, 2010

Fernando Altamura (photo by David Fung)

Fernando Altamura ’11MM won third prize in the Concurso Internacioal de Piano / First International Piano Competition of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Prizes were awarded in a ceremony on July 10 at the Governador Pedro Ivo Campos Theater.

Andrea Lam ’04CERT is the winner of Astral Artists‘ national search competition.

Astral Artists is a nonprofit classical music organization that aims to discover the most promising classical musicians residing in the United States, assist their early professional career development, and present their artistry through concerts and outreach programs.

Incoming student Kuok-Wai Lio ’12 has been newly signed to Opus 3 Artists. He will study with Peter Frankl and Boris Berman.

Six Yale pianists, both current students and alumni, passed the preliminary rounds in the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition and will compete for prizes in Warsaw this October:

Shih-Wei Huang ’11MM

Sheng-Yuan Kuan ’05MM

Hanchien Lee ’05MM, ’06AD

Esther Park ’12AD

Marianna Prjevalskaya ’10AD

Yury Shadrin ’08MM

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