Robert Beardsley Piano Prize Competition Finals
2023's Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize FINALS will take place on Saturday, September 9th.
Congratulations to the WINNER of our 2022 Robert B. Beardsley Piano Competition: Chi Hoi "Jimmy" Cheung!
Chi Hoi Jimmy Cheung is an emerging artist with a versatile career as a performer and educator. An accomplished pianist, he is a laureate in numerous national and international competitions, including the Ohio MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition, Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition, and the Birmingham International Piano Competition in England. He has performed in major venues including Steinway Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and Austrian Cultural Forum. Cheung is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), who is also pursuing an Artist Diploma. His teachers include Ran Dank and James Tocco. Equally dedicated to teaching, Cheung is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in piano and a faculty member of CCM Prep. He also serves as the Coordinator of the OhioMTA Junior and Senior Competitions. Upcoming projects include recordings of the complete instrumental duets with piano by Frederic Chopin, and recitals at Indiana State University.
Our 2nd and 3rd place winners are Chi-Yunh "Jacqueline" Hsiao and Chenyu Wang! Congrats!
And the Winner Is...
Past Beardsley Competition Winners
2017 - Nicholas Roth
2018 - Nicholas Susi
2019 - Yixiang Hou
2020 - Hyeseon Jin
2021 - Daniel Lin
2022 - Chi Hoi "Jimmy" Cheung
About the Beardsley Cup
The Beardsley Cup, composed of sterling silver and manufactured in 1907 in London, resides in a new custom built display case with the names of the winners of the Beardsley Competition. The inaugural recipient in 2017, Nicholas Roth, was named in recognition of his long devotion to Ruthmere and its Fall Concert Series. Subsequent competition winners’ names are added annually to the display, enhancing the lore of piano performances at Ruthmere. Please contact Ruthmere Museum at (574) 264-0330 ext. 107 if you have any questions regarding the competition or the entry requirements.