Two gold medals were awarded on Sunday afternoon in the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. They went to Nobuyuki Tsujii of Japan and Haochen Zhang of China.
Yeol Eum Son of South Korea won the second-prize silver medal.
No third-place crystal medal was awarded.
As is the usual practice in recent Cliburn Competitions, the remaining finalists were not ranked in order. Evgeni Bozhanov of Bulgaria, Mariangela Vacatello of Italy and Di Wu of China each received a finalists award.
Discretionary awards of $4,000 each went to Lukas Vondracek of the Czech Republic, Alessandro Deljavan of Italy and Eduard Kunz of Russia.
The $5,000 award for best performance of a new work went to Tsujii, who played John Musto’s Improvisation & Fugue.
The $6,000 award for best performance of chamber music was split between Bozhanov, who played Franck’s Piano Quintet, and Son, who played Brahms’ Piano Quintet.
Each gold medalist receives $20,000 in cash, international concert tours and career management for three seasons, a CD recording, and help with air-travel costs.
Son’s silver-medal award includes $20,000 cash, three seasons of U.S. concert tours and career management, and a CD.
Each of the other finalists receives $10,000 in cash and three seasons of U.S. tours and concert management.