Friday 18th March marks 6 months since our five Finalists anxiously waited on the Leeds Town Hall stage to hear who had been crowned our 2021 Prize-winners. What a busy 6 months they have had – take a look below to see Alim, Kaito and Ariel’s highlights since they became Leeds Prize-winners!
Alim Beisembayev | First Prize-winner
October 2021 – St George’s, Bristol welcomes Alim fresh from his win to perform as part of the Bristol Keyboard Festival
January 2022 – Alim performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with the RCM Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano (watch here)
Kaito Kobayashi | Second Prize-winner
January 2022 – Alongside the Nagoya Symphony Orchestra, Kaito performs the iconic Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on the theme of Paganini, Op. 43
February 2022 – Newly signed, Kaito performs a second concert of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini with Gaetano D’espinosa
Ariel Lanyi | Third Prize-winner
November 2021 – Ariel travels to France and Italy to perform recitals with soprano Sarah Gilford
We look forward to seeing what these fantastic young pianists get up to in the next 6 months, including the much-anticipated release of Alim’s debut album.
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