FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Vadym Kholodenko, of the Ukraine, has won the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Beatrice Rana, of Italy, placed second, and Sean Chen, of the United States, placed third.
The other three finalists were Fei-Fei Dong, of China; Nikita Mndoyants, of Russia; and Tomoki Sakata, of Japan.
The winners were announced Sunday night in Fort Worth, where the prestigious contest is held every four years.
The winner receives $50,000, and the second- and third-prize winners both receive $20,000.
Some teachers created it in 1962, four years after Cliburn won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. His victory helped thaw the icy rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
Cliburn died in February at age 78 at his Fort Worth home after battling bone cancer.
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