July in Australia and a prize for the best performance of 20th-century pieces.

From 5 to 22 July Denis was in Sydney where he participated in the Sydney International Piano Competition. Despite the fact that this time Denis did not manage to compete for the main prizes for many reasons - apart from the obvious competition reasons such as subjectivity, high competitiveness, as well as unusual program and, unfortunately, the necessity to perform with a cold and fever, Denis nevertheless won the Prize "Best Performance of 20th-Century Works" (for the performance of Frank Bridge: 2 Solos for Piano H.54 and Boris Lyatoshinsky: 5 Preludes Op.44)

You can listen the performances by clicking the following links:
Here from 14.50

And here from 21.40

The main result of this trip was an unforgettable three weeks in stunning Sydney and Australia in general, as well as new true friendships with amazing people, some of which will last years to come.