“Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg has won the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Belgium,” reports Merav Yudilovitch at Ynetnews.com on Monday (6/3). “Giltburg, 28, was born in Moscow and lives in Tel Aviv. Two years ago, he won the second prize in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. … The [six] finalists, which included only one woman, performed a Beethoven sonata and a Rachmaninoff concerto. The Queen Elisabeth Competition, which is marking its 75th anniversary, has led over the years to international solo careers. Each year is it dedicated to performers and creators from one of four different disciplines in the field of classical music: Violin, piano, composition and voice/singing. The winner receives a prize worth € 25,000 (about $32,500).”

Posted June 5, 2013