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Ten Semifinalists For This Year’s Leeds International Piano Competition, Announced

Ten pianists hailing from nine different countries are now in the semi-finals at the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition.

This year’s competition was more international than ever. There were 17 competitors from around the world, making it the most diverse competition in its 58 years of history. This is due in large part to the fact that this year’s competition took place in 16 different countries instead of the usual five.

Concerto Final performances are scheduled for this weekend at Leeds Town Hall. The finalists will be accompanied by Andrew Manze, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducting.

replays are available of performances from the first and the second rounds of competition.

The semi-finalists at Leeds are:

Alim Beisembayev (23, Kazakhstan)

Dmytro Choni (28, Ukraine)

Thomas Kelly (22), United Kingdom

Elizaveta Kliuchereva (22, Russia)

Kaito Kobayashi (25, Japan)

Ariel Lanyi (23, Israel)

Yuzhang Li (22, China)

Priscila Navarro (27, Peru)

Hyunjin Roh (20, South Korea)

Xiaolu Zang (21, China)

You can view the full listing of competitors in the Leeds International Piano Competition this year here.

You can find more information about the schedule of this year’s Leeds International Piano Competition at https://www.classical-music.com/features/articles/who-are-the-pianists-in-this-years-leeds-international-piano-competition/