Polish pianist Nehring scores success in Tel Aviv
Twenty-one-year-old Szymon Nehring is the winner of the 15th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv.
In addition to the cash prize of USD 40,000, he received five other supplementary awards, including the Chopin Award and the Audience Prize, as well as numerous invitations to perform in some of the world’s most prestigious venues.
In the finals of the event the Pole performed Beethoven’s Concerto No 1 in C major and Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto.
Second and Third Prizes went, respectively, to Daniel Petrica Ciobanu of Romania and Sara Daneshpour of the United States.
Born in Kraków, Nehring is a student of Stefan Wojtas at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, northern Poland. His successes include Sixth Prize and Audience Prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015) and First Prize at the “Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam” International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2014).
Founded in 1974, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition is organised every three years by the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Society.
Nehring is the first Pole to win the event.