Russian pianist ILYA RASHKOVSKIY, who has performed three times in Singapore in recent years, has been awarded 3rd Prize in the prestigious Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition 2011 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
This is his latest accolade in an already impressive array of competition appearances, including:
1st Prize, Hong Kong International Piano Competition 2005
2nd Prize, Marguerite Long International Piano Competion (Paris) 2002
2nd Prize, Vianna da Motta International Piano Competition (Lisbon) 2010
4th Prize, Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition (Brussels) 2007
For the record, he performed Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.2 and Mozart's Piano Concerto No.24 in the finals of the Rubinstein Competition.
The final standings were as follows:
1. Daniil Trifonov (Russia) / 2. Boris Giltburg (Israel) / 3. Ilya Rashkovskiy (Russia) / 4. Eric Zuber (USA) / 5. Alexandre Moutouzkine (Russia) / 6. Kotaro Fukuma (Japan)