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Solomon Mikowsky’s students have won over 150 international
piano competitions including the Rubinstein in
Tel-Aviv (3 winners including 1st prize), Tschaikovsky and
Sviatoslav Richter in Moscow, Van Cliburn (Special Award),
Beethoven in Bonn (1st prize), Schumann in Leipzig (1st
prize), Dublin, Vianna da Motta (2 winners), Porto (2 winners),
Andorra (4 winners including two 1st prizes), China
International Competition (2 winners), Panama (9 winners
including three 1st prizes), Viña del Mar in Chile, Montreal
(2 winners), Cleveland, New Orleans (1st prize), Naumburg,
Minnesota E-Competition (2 winners), Hilton Head, World
Competition in Cincinnati (3 winners including 1st prize),
Chopin Kosciuszko in New York (10 winners including eight
1st prizes), and more than 25 winners of the Manhattan
School of Music Concerto Competitions.
They have also won many competitions in Spain, including the Santander (1st prize), Maria Canals in Barcelona (8 winners including three 1st prizes), Iturbi in Valencia (4
winners including two 1st prizes), Jaén (6 winners including 1st prize), Pilar Bayona
in Zaragoza (5 winners including 1st prize), Guerrero in Madrid (3 winners including
1st prize) and Carlet (four 1st prize winners). Mikowsky’s students have also been
recipients of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award ($300,000) and the Avery Fisher
Artist Career Grant.
Mikowsky’s students have performed as soloists with the Boston, Chicago,
Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Philadelphia, San
Francisco, Berlin, Budapest, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Munich, St. Petersburg and Tokyo
symphony orchestras; the BBC, Berlin, Dresden, London (Royal), Moscow, New
York, Rotterdam and Israel philharmonic orchestras; the Zürich Tonhalle; the Dresden
Staatskappelle Orchestra and the national orchestras of Finland, France, Mexico and the
Czech Republic, with such noted conductors as Comissiona, Dudamel, Dutoit, Ehrling,
Eschenbach, Fischer, Frübeck de Burgos, Gielen, Graf, Herbig, Macal, Masur, Semkow,
Skrowaczewski and Zinman.