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Announcement of FINALISTS For the 5th Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists

Jury BingBing LI, Peter Lawson and Aaron Shorr

 

Congratulations to all 20 semi-finalists in the 2017 competition. The jury were very impressed with the high level of playing. The following pianists will perform in the finals with Manchester Camerata and conductor Stephen Threlfall.

 

 Sunday 27th August Stoller Hall 7pm

Caroline Hsu, (USA)                               Beethoven No 1 in C major Op 15

Zhexiang Li (China)                                 Kabalevsky Concerto no. 3

 

Sunday 27th August Stoller Hall 8.30pm

Tianlang Zhou,(UK)                               Chopin No 1 in E minor Op 11

 

Monday 28th August Stoller Hall 7pm

Zixi Chen, (China)                                   Beethoven No 2 in B flat major Op 19

Wyn Chan, (UK)                                      Liszt No 2 in A major

 

Monday 28th August Stoller Hall 8.30pm

Alim Beisembayev, (Kazakhstan)        Beethoven No 4 in G major Op 58


Highly Commended

Xuanyan Gong (China)                                   Beethoven No 1 in C major Op 15

George Harliono, (UK)                     Rachmaninov Concerto no. 2 in C minor

Xiao Ming Zhang, (China)                Chopin No 1 in E minor Op 11

 

Murray McLachlan 26th August 2017

Founder and Artistic Director, Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists