5th Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists
First Prize, Orchestral prize and Euan Moseley prize: Alim Beisembayev – 19 Kazakhstan
Second Prize: Zixi Chen – 14 China
Third Prize: Zhexiang Li – 11 China
Tianglang Zhou – 17 UK Caroline Hsu – 13 USA Wyn Chan – 21 UK
Kate Elmitt Prize Berecz Mihály - 19 Hungary
Chetham’s 2018 piano course prize Xuanyan Gong – 11 China
Huge congratulations to Alim Beisembayev who was awarded the First Prize, Orchestral prize and Euan Moseley award. In addition Alim will perform a solo recital as part of the Young Artists recital series on a future Chetham’s piano summer school.
The standard for the competition was exceptional and all 20 semi-finalists performed to a very high level.
The six finalists all performed with the outstanding Manchester Camerata and conductor Stephen Threlfall – something they will treasure for a very long time.
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
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