Arianna Körting Captures First Place at the Julia Crane International Piano Competition

Arianna on Show 175 in Boston, March 2008

We just got news that From the Top alum Arianna Körting won first place in the 5th Julia Crane International Piano Competition. This is especially exciting because she’s the first ever contestant to receive a unanimous vote from the international jury!

This year’s competition took place from September 10-12 at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and included 15 young classical pianists from all over the world. These musicians, aged 13 to 18 years old, gathered in Potsdam to compete for $5,000 in prizes and six top awards. Each contestant was required to perform a 25-minute standard program of solo repertoire before the jury, which included Eugenia Tsarov, Gary Busch, Marc Durand, Elier Suarez, François Germain, and Paul Wyse.

Arianna, now 16, is currently a scholarship piano student of Gerardo Teissonnière in the Preparatory Division at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is a junior at West Geauga High School in Chesterland, Ohio.

Congrats to Arianna!