2006 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC

First Place: Tigran Hamasyan, Armenia
Second Place: Gerald Clayton, The Netherlands
Third Place: Aaron Parks, Washington

Herbie Hancock
Andrew Hill
Danilo Perez
Renee Rosnes
Billy Taylor
Randy Weston

The 2006 Competition featured the presentation of the Maria Fisher Founder’s Award to Stevie Wonder

Composers Competition Winner: Kálmán Oláh, Budapest, Hungary

Photo: Gerald Clayton (2nd place), Tigran Hamasyan (1st place) and Aaron Parks (3rd place)