Pianists Hyuk Lee and Masaya Kamei win First Prize ex aequo
Korean pianist Lee Hyuk has won the first prize at the Long-Thibaud International Competition held in France, along with Japanese pianist Masaya Kamei, according to its organizer.
The 22-year-old Korean, who previously won at the Paderewski Competition in Poland, played Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, becoming the second Korean pianist honored at the prestigious classical music competition created in 1943, following Lim Dong-hyek in 2001. Sharing the top award with him was Japanese Masaya Kamei, 20, who performed Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 5.