There have been three rounds: the first one – preliminary on recording, and semifinal and final live auditions in New York. 12 pianists advanced to the semifinals and 4 to the finals
As the winner, Bartal will perform a concerto with the NYCA Symphony Orchestra in the Winner’s Evening, as a part of next season’s “Evenings of Piano Concerti” Concert Series. The Winner’s Evening will be fully promoted by NYCA to media and journalists in New York City, and will be written up by the New York Concert Review.
Born in 1986 in Timisoara (Romania), Suzana Bartal started playing the piano at the age of 8 and made her debut with orchestra at the age of 13. She has appeared in such prestigious venues as Musee d’Orsay in Paris, Radio France, and the Music Academy in Budapest, and her numerous recital appearances have taken her through Romania, Hungary, France, Italy, Holland, and Germany.
A prizewinner in numerous national and international competitions since the age of 11, Suzana has also been awarded scholarships by the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, Nadia et Lili Boulanger Foundation (Paris), Mécénat Musical Société Générale, the ADAMI and the Williamson Foundation. Her appearances were broadcasted on several national radio and television channels in Romania, Hungary, as well as in France. MORE