Panfilov Wins Brant Prize

RNCM pianist Alexander Panfilov has won First Prize in the 2013 Robert William and Florence Amy Brant Piano Competition, held in Birmingham last month.

The annual event was founded by Gladys Brant in memory of her parents, and later her brother who was killed in action during the Second World War. It is open to pianists aged 18 to 28 residing in Great Britain.

Postgraduate Alexander, who recently won the 2013 Arcangelo Speranzo International Piano Competition in Italy, performed Beethoven’s Fantasy in G minor Op 77, Rachmaninov’s Etude Tableaux Op 39 No 2 in A minor and No 9 in D minor, and Stravinsky’s Three Movements from Petroushka to secure the £3000 Prize.

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3 July 2013