Brillante Piano Competition preliminary results announced: Exceptional talent from across India advance to semi-finals

Kohima: Brillante to host workshops and masterclasses on 30th Sep featuring renowned pianists and artists flying in from around globe

BY | Tuesday, 5 September, 2023

The much-anticipated Brillante Piano Competition has unveiled the names of its remarkable participants who have successfully navigated the Preliminary/Audition round. The competition’s preliminary was conducted with a digital prelude, allowing participants to showcase their prowess in the comfort of their own homes. With over 40 entrants representing 13 states of India, this year’s competition promises to be an unparalleled celebration of musical excellence.

The Brillante Piano Competition encompasses three diverse categories:

  1. Classical A Junior Category (13-16 years old)
  2. Classical B Senior Category (17 years and above)
  3. Jazz Category (open for all ages)

Special consideration has been given to applicants who do not reach the age requirements in the Classical A Junior Category, which includes individuals aged 13 to 16 years old. Category B, on the other hand, is open to participants starting at 17 years old.

The judges for the preliminary round included Gerardo Sanchez Lara, a Piano Professor from KM Music Conservatory, Chennai founded by A. R. Rahman, Bethel Tsuzu, a renowned pianist and Director of Mountain Music Academy Dimapur, and Ezono Kithan John, an accomplished music teacher and pianist.

After an intense round of evaluations by the panel of judges, only seven candidates from each category have been chosen to progress to the semi-finals. These individuals have demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication, making it through a highly competitive selection process. Here is the list of selected candidates from each category:

CLASSICAL- A (Junior Category) Semi – Finals Results

  1. Angana Kashyap (Assam)
  2. Dajied Krypang Suchiang (Meghalaya)
  3. Rose Dam Roy (Kolkata)
  4. Menguvor Metsieo (Nagaland)
  5. Mangkyrpang Kharshiing (Meghalaya)
  6. Anchit Sharma (Assam)
  7. Keziah E Kikon (Nagaland)

CLASSICAL -B (Senior Category)

  1. Rijul Chakraborthy (West Bengal)
  2. Abhro Roy (Kolkata)
  3. Raaghav Goel (Gurgaon)
  4. Vashu Tangri (New Delhi)
  5. Nainika Cheema (Haryana)
  6. Anashuman Singh Chema (Faridabad)
  7. Yolu Nivocho (Nagaland)

JAZZ CATEGORY (Open age for all)

  1. Anchit Sharma (Assam)
  2. Angana Kashyap (Assam)
  3. M. Mosanen Jamir (Nagaland).
  4. Amir Rizvi (Kolkata)
  5. Mantra Upadhyay (Gujarat)
  6. Jaisheej Paul (Kolkata)
  7. Rudraksh Kumar (Kolkata)

The excitement escalates as the competition moves to its next stage, the Semi-Finals, set to happen live on the 29th of September at 1 pm. The Capital Cultural Hall will be the stage where the selected candidates will perform their hearts out, aiming for a spot in the coveted finale of the Brillante Piano Competition.

The climax of this musical journey arrives with the grand Finale on 1st October. The winners will be revealed in a thrilling showdown.

The juries for the Semi-Finals are:

  1. Western Classical – Dr. Adam J. Grieg, Sahil Vasudeva, Gerardo Sanchez Lara, Vimezo Iralu.
  2. Jazz – Pradyumna Singh Manot, Aki Spadaro, Jatziri Gallegos

The juries for the Finale:

  1. Jazz – Pradyumna Singh Manot, Aki Spadaro, Jatziri Gallegos
  2. Western Classical – Dr. Adam J. Grieg, Priya Chaturvedi, Gerardo Sanchez Lara, Vimezo Iralu.

Brillante Piano Festival will be hosting workshops and masterclasses on the 30th September at the venue featuring renowned pianists and artists flying in from around the world. Here is the final list of scheduled sessions.

Workshop topics and Specialists:

  1. Piano Masterclass A – Dr. Adam J Grieg, Academic Coordinator of KMMC
  2. Piano Masterclass B – Gerardo Sanchez Lara, Piano Professor, KMMC
  3. Rhythms of Jazz- Pradyumna Singh Manot
  4. Introduction to Jazz Music- Aki Spadaro, Goa Jazz Academy
  5. Learning the Piano Away From the Piano – Priya Chaturvedi and Anuvrat Choudhry
  6. Piano Tuning and Maintenance, Sachin Das, MD, Muse Musical a Chennai
  7. The Unspoken Rules of the Piano Accompanist- Almudena, Global Music Institute (Piano- Spain, Jatziri (vocals)- Mexico)
  8. Piano Performance and Stagecraft- Nise Meruno, Yamaha Ambassador
  9. Sound Healing – Roheth Kandwal
  10. Piano Pedagogy for the Young – Anjili Mata, Academic Head, Trinity college London, India
  11. Piano Technique for Beginning and Early Students- Zingrin Shishak, Dean of Music, MSSM
  12. Music Therapy – Doctors from Indian Association of Music Therapy

We extend a warm welcome to everyone to join us at our unique Brillante Piano Festival, the first of its kind in India, celebrating a diverse range of piano performances and music featuring artists from around the world. Tickets will be available both at the venue and through pre-sale before the event begins. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary event, where you’ll gain valuable insights that will leave a lasting impact on your life

(This is a press release from Brillante)

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