The first Prize at the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition, consisting of a Kawai piano, a recording session and UK gigs, was won by Jeremy Siskind, aged 25. Originally from Irvine California, Siskind is now based in New York. He studied comparative literature at Columbia, music at Eastman College, has been a second prizewinner at the Montreux Competition, and currently performs and teaches extensively.
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Here is the complete list of semi-finalists. The competition is sponsored by Clement Pianos. 2012 judges were Tim Richards, Andrea Vicari, Jamil Sheriff and David Newton.
The organizers have written:
CD's of the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition Grand Final 2012 are now available.
This is a double CD with the performances of Jeremy Siskind (Winner), Nick Hetko, Jerry Leonide and Angelo Di'loreto. It also includes the 'Unseen Motif' each pianist had to play.
The CD's are available from C.P. Services for just £10.00 + postage or can be collected from:
Clement Pianos. 221 Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 2BY. TEL 0115 9701106.