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Michael Lewin

1955, United States
The American pianist Michael Lewin has performed as soloist in 30 countries since winning third prize at the First International Franz Liszt Competition in 1986. Other awards include winning the Kapell International Competition, the Copland Award and the American Pianists Association Award. His extraordinarily wide repertoire includes 40 piano concertos. His 14 recordings on Sono Luminus, Naxos and Centaur, have won much acclaim, and in 2014 he received a Grammy Award for playing on “Winds of Samsara.” Presently Piano Professor at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, he is one of America’s most sought-after teachers and has mentored many prize-winning pianists. He was a member of the International Selection Jury in 2010.

Besides the International Piano Competition held every three years, the Liszt Competition also hosts a number of other concerts and events.

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