Prizes & Donors 2017

1st Prize

The Arthur Rubinstein Award

– Competition Gold Medal and $40,000 Donated by the Pratt Foundation (Australia)

2nd Prize

The Sara & Moshe Mayer Award

– Competition Silver Medal and $20,000 Donated by Kena & Zalman Shoval

3rd Prize

The Arnold & Marjorie Ziff Award 

– Competition Bronze Medal and $15,000 Donated by the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Charitable Foundation (Leeds)

All medals were designed by Pablo Picasso

3 Finalist Prizes

$6,000 for each of the  additional finalist, Donated by:
Gad Naschitz, in memory of his beloved wife, Nehama Naschitz and son, Ethan Naschitz
Sara & Michael Sela
Liora & Menachem Sternberg (New York)

Best Performer of Chamber Music Prize

Donated by Lady Annabelle Weidenfeld (London)

Best Israeli Performer Prize

Donated by “Zefunot Culture”

Audience Favorite Prize

Donated by the Rosenblum Family, in memory of Dr. Herzl Rosenblum, former editor of “Yedioth Ahronoth” newspaper

Prize for the Best Performer of a Chopin Piece

Donated by Orr & Liron Karassin, in memory of their beloved grandparents, Herta Auerbach and Zusia Barkai

Junior Jury Prize

Donated by Nissan Spector, in memory of his son, Guy Spector

Special Grant
to All

Up to $500 to each competitor, to partly cover cost of flight ticket
Donated by the Bistritzky Foundation

Grant to
10 Competitors

$500 to each competitor, who competed in Stage II but did not reach the Finals
Donated by Prof. Arie Vardi, in memory of Bela & Dov Vardi

Advance Studies Prize

$1000 a year, for 3 consecutive years, for the outstanding pianist, up to 22 years of age
Donated by the Heda Preissman Foundation

Audience Favorite in
the Periphery

$500 – Dimona
$500 – Or Yehuda
$500 – Jezrael Valley

Junior Jury Encouragement Grant

To a Competitor Who did not reach the Finals
Donated by Idith Zvi, in memory of her mother, Bella Zvi

Junior Jury Encouragement Grant

To a Competitor Who did not reach Stage II
Donated by Rabinowitz & Cohen-Mintz families, in memory of Sarah Rabinowitz