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Chopin Competition reaches final stage

17.10.2021 07:00
The jury of the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw has announced the names of twelve finalists, including two from Poland.
The third stage of the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition at the Warsaw Philharmonic, Warsaw, central Poland, October 16.
The third stage of the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition at the Warsaw Philharmonic, Warsaw, central Poland, October 16.Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

Pianists from ten countries will compete for the top accolades: two Canadians (J J Jun Li Bui and Bruce [Xiaoyu] Liu), two Japanese (Kyohei Sorita and Aimi Kobayashi), two Poles (Jakub Kuszlik and Kamil Pacholec) and participants representing China (Hao Rao), Italy (Leonora Armellini), Spain (Martin Garcia Garcia), Italy/Slovenia (Alexander Gadjiev), Russia/Armenia (Eva Gevorgyan) and South Korea (Hyuk Lee).

In the final stage, starting on Monday, they will perform one of Chopin’s Piano Concertos.

The names of the finalists were announced at the Warsaw Philharmonic late on Saturday. 

The prizewinners will be announced on October 20. The top winner will receive the Gold Medal and EUR 40,000 in prize money.

The competition jury, chaired by Polish pianist Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, features prominent pianists and past laureates of the Warsaw competition, including Dang Thai Son, Nelson Goerner, Adam Harasiewicz, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Kevin Kenner, Arthur Moreira-Lima, Piotr Paleczny, and Dina Joffe, alongside British musicologist and Chopin scholar John Rink.

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Source: IAR