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Victory in Paris

Evgeny Litvinenko, third-year student of the HSE School of Statistics, has become one of the winners of the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Paris.

On March 18th 2012, the final of the 23rd  International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs took place in Paris, at the Gaveau concert hall. One of the five finalists was Evgeny Litvinenko, third-year student of the HSE Faculty of Economics School of Statistics, Data Analysis and Demography.

The competition was founded in 1989 by Professor of Economics, Gerard Bekerman, and is aimed at bringing together a community of enthusiasts who are not mere dilettantes, but have made the difficult choice between the career of a pianist and another profession, thus determining the extremely high level of the competition. This year the level turned out to be even higher than usual, forcing the jury to allow 13 contestants into the final, rather than the usual 10.

A total of 100 amateur pianists from 29 countries participated in the competition. Evgeny Litvinenko was the youngest of the finalists and took the fourth place. Evgeny Litvinenko’s teacher is Olga Potekhina, head of the piano class at the HSE Cultural Center.

Congratulations!

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