Attended by 94 pianists from 25 countries
The qualification system has been essentially different from the set of regulations adopted at the preceding editions of the Competition. The assessment of the quality of each contestant's interpretation was based upon two systems.
consisted in putting a mark in the form of a "yes" or "no" statement at the name of each participant on the list. After each of the first three stages this system meant the admittance /or non-admittance/ of the participant to the next stage; it became also the base for awarding special prizes.
was based on the number of points:
The prizes were awarded in the following order:
Yundi Li (China)
Ingrid Fliter (Argentina)
Alexander Kobrin (Russia)
Sa Chen (China)
Alberto Nose (Italy)
Mika Sato (Japan)
The Frederick Chopin Society and Warsaw City Council ex aequo prize for the best performance of a polonaise -
Sa Chen (China), Yundi Li (China).
The Polish Radio prize for the best perfomance of the mazurkas - not awarded.
The National Philharmonic prize for the best performance of a concerto - not awarded.
Ning An (U.S.A.), Etsuko Hirose (France), Valentina Igoshina (Russia),
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