TEMPE, Ariz. (January 23, 2019) — The ninth Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition was held January 13-20 at the Arizona State University (ASU) School of Music. Dmytro Choni, Catherine Huang and Ruisi Lao took first place in their respective categories. Recognized as being among the top piano competitions in the world, it attracted a total of 280 pianists from 35 different countries with 43 selected to perform in the semifinal and final rounds. Prizes included more than $50,000 in cash awards and recital performance opportunities for the top winners.