Artist Certificate candidate takes top prize at Liszt-Garrison competition

Liudmila Georgievskaya at the pianoLiudmila Georgievskaya, an Artist Certificate candidate in piano in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, won first prize in the 2009 Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition held at the College of Notre Dame in Maryland in October.

Georgievskaya won the top prize in the Concerto division with her performances of Liszt’s Second Concerto and Ginastera’s Danzas Argentinas. The prize includes a performance as soloist with the Concert Artists of Baltimore, conducted by Edward Polochick, during their 2010-11 season.

Nearly 60 contestants from 25 countries competed in the biannual event, sponsored by the American Liszt Society. All contestants are required to play a work by Liszt and a work by an American composer.

Georgievskaya is a student of Joaquín Achúcarro, the Meadows School’s Joel Estes Tate Professor of Piano. At SMU, she was named winner of the 2009 Concerto Competition and received the Von Mickwitz Prize in piano. She will present a free recital at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. For more information, call the Division of Music at 214-768-1951.

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