Eugenia Sánchez Durán, First Prize in the CIPCE
The young Spanish pianist Eugenia Sánchez has won the 22nd International Piano Competition Compositores de España, held in Las Rozas. At the age of 18, she is the first Spanish performer to win the top prize of this competition, which this year was dedicated to Enrique Granados.
The prize, sponsored by the City Council of Las Rozas, includes a cash prize of 8,000 euros and an International Concert Tour organized by the International Piano Competition Management, through Concerts & Manager María Herrero, valued at 4,000 euros.
In the final, Eugenia Sánchez was up against Russian pianists Artem Kuznetsov and Dimitri Sin, who came second and third respectively. The Prize for the Best Interpreter of Spanish Music of the Competition, sponsored by the City Council of Las Rozas and endowed with 1,000 euros, went to Marta Tejero Fernández, another 18-year-old Spanish girl.
The International Jury, presided by Leonel Morales and formed by 10 personalities from the world of music, highlighted the extraordinary quality of the contestants and their high musical level.