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Piano alumni find success in summer competitions

Several students and alumni of the Yale School of Music's piano department have enjoyed success in prestigious international competitions this summer. Ilya Poletaev ’03MM, ’04MMA, ’10DMA (far left in photo) has just won the first prize for piano at the Seventeenth International Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany. Forty-seven pianists took part in the competition, which also offered categories for violin and cembalo. The event is open to musicians between the ages of 16 and 32.

In June, Marianna Prjevalskaya ’10AD won the bronze medal in the Fourth Sendai International Music Competition, held in Sendai, Japan. Lindsay Garritson ’10MM and Esther Park '12MM also participated in the competition.

Yunjie Chen, an incoming student in the Artist Diploma program, earned fourth prize at the Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition, held June 16-July 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.