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Pilar Bayona Piano Competition

The Pilar Bayona Piano Competition was a piano competition held in Zaragoza in memory of pianist Pilar Bayona (1897-1979). It was dissolved in 2004 and converted into a series of grants for Aragonese musicians. It was a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.

1st prize winners

  • 1983 Johan Schmidt
  • 1985 Martin Söderberg
  • 1987 Igor Kamenz
  • 1989 Oleg Marshev
  • 1992 Claudio Martínez Mehner
  • 1995 Valeria Resian
  • 1998 Dror Biran
  • 2001 Domenico Codispoti

    Other notable pianists who have won prizes at the competition

  • Petras Geniusas 1989, 2nd prize.
  • Kirill Gerstein 1998, 2nd prize.
  • Alexandre Moutouzkine 2001, 3rd prize.
  • Jean-Pierre Ferey 1983, special prize.