On April 26th Samuel Ornulad, a primary student at AMADEUS, traveled to Italy to take part in the 28th International Young Musician Competition, which was hosted at the iconic and historic venue, Curci Theatre. Samuel was awarded second prize with 93/100 points for his outstanding performance.
The 28th International Young Musician Competition Città di Barletta is one of the most important competitions for young musicians from all around the world. In previous years, over 500 participants have come from 54 different countries to compete in front of a jury of internationally renowned university professors. This year’s jury for the Young Pianist category included Francesco Monopoli, Nijolè D. Beniusyte, Ingrid Carbone, Luigi Giachino, Rosanna Gisotti. In Samuel’s group there were eleven students competing from seven different countries.
Samuel has studied piano at AMADEUS International School Vienna since 2016 under the guidance of Mag. Prof. Lidia Campanale, who oversaw his preparation for the competition. On Friday, the primary and AMAA community came together to celebrate Samuel´s achievement with a special assembly. During the celebration, Samuel was invited to perform the program he presented in Italy including pieces from R. Schumann, A. Khachaturian and Christopher Norton.
During the event, the Board Appointed Director of AMAA, Karen Goh, awarded him with a special Steinway pin as recognition for having admirably represented the school and the AMAA at an international music contest. We all greatly enjoyed hearing Samuel play his competition pieces and celebrating his success together. Congratulations Samuel!
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