2019 Wallace National Piano Competition
Auckland, New Zealand
Jul 18-21
Competition Winners: The adjudicator awarded 1) Tony, 2) Siyu 3) Frank, 4) Henry.
Best Classical Sonata went to Frank Chen for his performance of the Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Flat Major, Hob. XVI:52, and Best NZ Composition went to Marianna for her rendition of Mike Nock's Raff Riff. The encouragement award was awarded to Audrey.
Audience Prize: The audience vote went to: 1) Marianna. Marianna was not only the Condorcet winner, but also would have won in a first-past-the-post single vote system - she was the first place choice of 17% of voters, more than any other competitor.
The other 3 finalists that the audience would have chosen after round 2 were (in alphabetical order): Phoebe, Siyu, and Ashani. More analysis later.
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Chenxiao
Frank
Tony
Jessica
Phoebe
Audrey
Jiazhou
Marianna
Michael
Shuan
Derek
Henry
Siyu
Ashani
Madeleine
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