15 KLIMO Peter

United States
age 26

Texas Christian University 2014–2017
Yale School of Music 2012–2014
Eastman School of Music 2008–2012

Hungarian-American pianist Peter Klimo (born 9 October 1990) has been studying the piano since the age of nine. He won the second prize at the 10th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2014 in Utrecht. Recent highlights include a tour with violinist Tessa Lark as well as concerto performances in Seoul, Los Angeles and Budapest. Peter Klimo earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music studying with Nelita True, his Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music studying with Peter Frankl, and an Artist Diploma at Texas Christian University with Tamás Ungár. peterklimo.com


First round

BEETHOVEN Sonata no. 24 in F-sharp major, op. 78
ALKAN Etude in E minor op. 39/12 ”Le festin d’Esope”
CHOPIN Etude in E minor op. 25/5
MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN Etude no. 8 in B-flat minor ”Erlkönig, after Goethe” (2007)
J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor (WTK II)
MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN Variations on a theme by Paganini (2011)

Second round

SAARIAHO Arabesques et adages
SIBELIUS Opus 76: II Etude, IX Arabesque, X Elegiaco, XI Linnaea, XII Capriccietto, XIII Harlequinade
BARTÓK Three Burlesques: I Quarrel, II A little drunk, III Molto vivo, capriccioso
LISZT Harmonies poétiques et religieuses: III Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
BARBER Sonata in E-flat minor op. 26


DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet op. 81
BRAHMS Piano Concerto no. 2 op. 83

photo: Allard Willemse

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comissioned work by Outi Tarkiainen

The commissioned work for the competition was composed by Outi Tarkiainen. Competitors may, in the second round, alternatively improvise on a theme. The theme is issued 20 minutes before performance.

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