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Semi-finalists are announced.
12 June 2017
Congratulations to all 78 participants in the 2017 competition. The adjudicators were extremely impressed with the overall standard and have invited twenty pianists to perform In the Stoller Hall, Chethamís School of Music, Manchester from August 23rd 2017. The chosen semi-finalists are:

Elias Ackerley,(UK) Liszt No 1 in E flat major
Leo Arthur Bailey-Yang, (UK) Mendelssohn No 1 in G minor Op 25
Alim Beisembayev, (Kazakhstan) Beethoven No 4 in G major Op 58
Mihaly Berecz, (Hungary) Beethoven No 3 in C minor Op 37
Jan Bieniasz, (Poland) Grieg Concerto in A minor Op 16
Henry Cash, (UK) Grieg Concerto in A minor Op 16
Wyn Chan, (UK) Liszt No 2 in A major
Zixi Chen, (China) Beethoven No 2 in B flat major Op 19
Xuanyan Gong (China) Beethoven No 1 in C major Op 15
George Harliono, (UK) Rachmaninov Concerto no. 2 in C minor
Caroline Hsu, (USA) Beethoven No 1 in C major Op 15
Ryan Leung, (USA) Tchaikovsky Concerto no. 1 in Bb minor
Zhexiang Li (China) Kabalevsky Concerto no. 3
Brian Low, (UK) Mendelssohn No 1 in G minor Op 25
Matyas Novak, (Czech Republic) Tchaikovsky Concerto no. 1 in Bb minor
Xiaoxiao Wei, (Russia) Liszt No 1 in E flat major
Madeline Xu, (USA) Beethoven No 1 in C major Op 15
Xiaotong Yu, (China) Mozart No. 19 in F major, K. 459
Xiao Ming Zhang, (China) Chopin No 1 in E minor Op 11
Tianlang Zhou,(UK) Chopin No 1 in E minor Op 11

Highly Commended (Reserves)
Yingxuan Dong (China)
Bairun Liu (USA)
Yinuo Tan (China)
Jingting Zhu (China)
Reports from adjudicators will be sent to all participants in the next few weeks