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Leeds International Pianoforte Competition
The Leeds
Leeds
International Piano Competition, informally known as The Leeds
Leeds
and formerly the Leeds
Leeds
International Pianoforte Competition,[1] takes place every three years in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was founded in 1961 by Marion, Countess of Harewood, Fanny Waterman, and Roslyn Lyons, with the first competition being held in 1963. Waterman was the chair and artistic director up to the 2015 competition. The competition takes place in the Great Hall of the University of Leeds
Leeds
and in Leeds
Leeds
Town Hall.Contents1 History 2 Orchestra 3 Prize winners 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]The Great Hall (2007)The competition was first held in September 1963
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Great Hall Of The University Of Leeds
The Great Hall is a grade II listed [1] Gothic Revival building located at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. The building is primarily used for formal occasions such as graduation ceremonies and university students' examinations. Its undercroft was previously utilised to house the university library collections before the Brotherton Library opened in 1936.[2] The Great Hall is one illustration of the many diverse styles of buildings on the campus of the University of Leeds; it is an example of red brick architecture associated with the term red brick university. History[edit]The Great Hall is the venue for graduation ceremoniesThe Great Hall is built on a site of the former Beech Grove Hall Estate, which was purchased in 1879 by the then Yorkshire College before the college joined the now defunct Victoria University (alongside the University of Liverpool and the University of Manchester)
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Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
(/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern
Bern
is the seat of the federal authorities.[1][2][note 1] The country is situated in Western-Central Europe,[note 4] and is bordered by Italy
Italy
to the south, France
France
to the west, Germany
Germany
to the north, and Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
to the east. Switzerland
Switzerland
is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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Leeds Town Hall
Leeds
Leeds
Town Hall was built between 1853 and 1858 on The Headrow (formerly Park Lane), Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, to a design by architect Cuthbert Brodrick. It was planned to include law courts, a council chamber, a public hall, a suite of ceremonial entertaining rooms and municipal offices. With the building of the Civic Hall in 1933 some of those functions moved away and it became essentially a public hall and law courts.[1] Leeds
Leeds
Town Hall is one of the largest town halls in the United Kingdom and as of 2017[update] it is the thirteenth tallest building in Leeds. It was opened by Queen Victoria, in a lavish ceremony in 1858 as Leeds celebrated the completion of an important civic structure
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Russia
Coordinates: 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90Russian Federation Росси́йская Федерaция (Russian) Rossiyskaya FederatsiyaFlagCoat of armsAnthem:  "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii"  (transliteration) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation"Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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South Korea
Coordinates: 36°N 128°E / 36°N 128°E / 36; 128 Republic
Republic
of Korea 대한민국 Daehan MingukFlagEmblemMotto: "홍익인간 (弘益人間)" (Korean) (de facto) "Benefit broadly in the human world / Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity"[1]Anthem:  Aegukga
Aegukga
"애국가 (愛國歌)" (Korean) (de facto) "Patriotic Song"Government Emblem대한민국정부 상징문양 (Korean) Government Emblem of South KoreaArea controlled by South Korea
Korea
is shown in dark green; South Korean-claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.Status Sovereign stateCapital and largest city Seoul 37°33′N 126°58′E / 37.550°N 126.967°E / 37.550; 126.967Official languages Korean Korean Sign Language[2]Official script HangulEthnic groups Predominately Korean
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin)
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Japan
Coordinates: 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-kokuFlagImperial SealAnthem: "Kimigayo" 君が代"His Imperial Majesty's Reign"[2][3] Government
Government
Seal of JapanGo-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐)Area controlled by Japan
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China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
China
(PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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Italy
Coordinates: 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana  (Italian)FlagEmblemAnthem: Il Canto degli Italiani  (Italian) "The Song of the Italians"Location of  Italy  (dark green) – in Europe  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483Official languages ItalianaNative languages see full listReligion83.3% Christians 12.4% irreligious 3.7% Muslims 0.2% Buddhists 0.1% Hindus 0.3% other religions[1]Demonym ItalianGovernment Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic• PresidentSergio Mattarella• Prime MinisterPaolo Gentiloni• President of the SenateElisabetta Casellati•&
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Federico Colli
Federico Colli (Brescia, Italy, 10 August 1988) is an Italian pianist.[1][2] He is the First Prize Winner at the Salzburg Mozart Competition in 2011 and the First Prize Winner with Gold Medal "Daw Aung Sun Suu Kyi" at The Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012.[3][4] After these achievements, he embarked on a series of concerts all over the world. References[edit]^ http://www.federicocolli.eu/ ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/apr/23/federico-colli-review ^ http://www.leedspiano.com/content/standing-ovations-federico-collis-debut-bbc-symphony ^ http://www.leedspiano.com/content/2012
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Louis Schwizgebel-Wang
Louis Schwizgebel
Louis Schwizgebel
(born 19 November 1987) is a Swiss pianist. He studied piano with Franz Josefovski and Brigitte Meyer at the Lausanne Conservatory, Pascal Devoyon at Universität der Künste Berlin, Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax
at the Juilliard School, and Pascal Nemirovski at the Royal Academy of Music. He won 2nd prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition.Contents1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Discography 4 References 5 External linksCareer[edit] Schwizgebel has been the recipient of a number of prizes and scholarships, including second prize at the 2005 Concours de Genève,[1] First Prize at the 2007 Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Leipzig and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York,[2] and 2nd prize at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition
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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
The Royal Liverpool
Liverpool
Philharmonic Society is a society based in Liverpool, England, that manages a professional symphony orchestra, a concert venue, and extensive programmes of learning through music. It is the UK's only orchestra that has its own hall. The society is the second oldest of its type in the United Kingdom and its orchestra, the Royal Liverpool
Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, is the country's longest-surviving professional orchestra.[1] In addition to the orchestra, the society administers the Royal Liverpool
Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir, the Liverpool
Liverpool
Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Orchestra
and other choirs and ensembles. It is involved in educational and community projects in Liverpool
Liverpool
and its surrounding region
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Latvia
Latvia, (/ˈlætviə/ ( listen); Latvian: Latvija [ˈlatvija]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Latvia
Latvia
(Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is an independent republic in the Baltic region
Baltic region
of Northern Europe.[13] Since its independence, Latvia
Latvia
has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia
Estonia
in the northern region, Lithuania
Lithuania
in the southern, to the east is Russia, and Belarus
Belarus
to the southeast, as well as sharing a maritime border with Sweden
Sweden
to the west
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Andrejs Osokins
Latvian pianist Andrejs Osokins was born in 1984. Having studied the piano from an early age, in 2003 he was accepted to study piano at the Latvian Academy of Music
Latvian Academy of Music
where he won the Yamaha Scholarship Award.[1][2][3] In 2012 he placed 4th at the Leeds International Piano Competition References[edit]^ http://www.andrejsosokins.com/ ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-03. Retrieved 2014-08-02.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-02. This article about a pianist is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis article about a Latvian musician is a stub
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Australia
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie (colloquial)[3][4]Gover
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