Shenzhen holds its 2023 Piano Concerto Competition

China´s “international city of Piano” announces the winners of CSIPCC´s 5° Edition

The triennial China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition (CSIPCC) offers unparalleled opportunity for young talented pianists to discover China’s flourishing international classical music scene. Through extensive media coverage, concerts, master classes and performances with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, contestants will have the opportunity to make their mark in the exciting future of Asia’s most promising stage.

The competition is held in the one of the city’s breathtaking landmarks, the Shenzhen Concert hall, which is designed by the renowned Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. Since the first CSIPCC in 2006, Shenzhen is known not only as the Silicon Valley of China, but as an international city of Piano and classical music. 
Since 2006, the competition has been held for five times successfully and became a key point to implement the strategy for a strong cultural city by building a “city of piano”and create a unique own city’s culture.

The China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition (CSIPCC) is sponsored by Culture Publicity Fund of Shenzhen Municipal, hosted by the Shenzhen Municipal Government and organized by the Shenzhen International Culture Association, and the Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, co-organized by the Shenzhen Arts School. CSIPCC is held once every three years and the first five competitions great success made a wide social impact and became a great event in the cultural life of Shenzhen citizens.

The competition attracts a strong international interest, with more than 198 high-level contestants from 21 countries and regions applying the 5th CSIPCC.

More than 110,000 people were attracted to the five sessions and master classes. For the last competition, broadcast live has reached the number of 856,000 clicks.

Following the recent competition, thefollowing winners were announced by the international jury:


1st prize: Zhexiang Li (17), Beijing

2nd prize: Ivan Bessonov (21), Moscow

3rd prize: Yichen Yu (21), Beijing



Wu Ying (Chair), Vincenzo Balzani, Michel Béroff, Chen Sa, Christian Ehwald, Krzysztof Jablonski, Alexander Korsantia, Gabriel Kwok, Maxim Mogilevsky, Leonel Morales Alonso, John O’Conor, Ekaterina Popowa-Zydroń, Jan Jiracek von Arnim



Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra/ Daye Lin (Conductor)

Zhexiang Li, 1st prize

Ivan Bessonov, 2nd prize

Yichen Yu, 3rd prize

competition website

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