Alexander Ullman Wins 1st Prize at Liszt Competition

23rd October 2017

We are thrilled to announce that on Saturday 21st October 2017, Alexander Ullman won 1st Prize at the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, receiving €20,000 and a Career Development Program.

In the final Gala Concert he performed Liszt’s Concerto No. 2 with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Markus Stenz at Tivoli/Vredenburg Grand Hall in Utrecht. He immediately embarked on a tour of the Netherlands, making his debut at the Concertgebouw.

The jury was chaired by Joop Daalmeijer (non-voting) and included Dmitri Alexeev (Russia), Andrea Bonatta (Italy), Frederic Chiu (United States), Janina Fialkowska (Canada), Peter Frankl (Hungary), Markus Groh (Germany) and Leslie Howard (UK).

Future engagements for Alexander include appearances as soloist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra in the Seoul Arts Centre and the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra at Oslo Konserthus. He gives recitals in Belgium, Lithuania, Slovenia, Hong Kong, Columbia and China, and records his first CD of Russian ballet music for Rubicon.

Born in 1991 in London, Alexander studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Royal College of Music. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2014.

Watch Alexander’s winning performance

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