Van Cliburn Competition silver medalist Joyce Yang and gold medalist Alexander Kobrin.
Van Cliburn Competition silver medalist Joyce Yang and gold medalist Alexander Kobrin. Rodger Mallison
After 17 days of grueling competition, 25-year-old Alexander Kobrin has been named the gold medalist of the 2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition. The Russian pianist wins a cash award of $25,000, performance engagements around the world and the opportunity to record on the Harmonia Mundi label. Nineteen-year-old Joyce Yang of South Korea, the youngest finalist, won the silver medal.
From the final round of competition, Kobrin plays Mozart's Concerto No. 20 in d minor with the Fort Worth Symphony and conductor James Conlon.