|Jonathan Fournel - Winner of the |
2014 Scottish International
The competition runs every three years; the previous competition was in 2014 and was won by the young French pianist Jonathan Fournel (who was only 21 at the time of the competition).
The semi-finalists will perform a newly commissioned work by Gordon McPherson, Head of Composition at the conservatoire. Each round of the Competition will be played on a different piano: a Bosendorfer, a Fazioli and a Steinway, which is intended to create a variety of experience for the competitors and the audience.
The competition was founded in memory of the great Scottish pianist Frederic Lamond (1868-1948), who was one of Liszt's last pupils and who, after a career based in Germany returned to Scotland to teach at the Scottish National Academy (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). You can hear Lamond talking about his lessons with Liszt on YouTube.