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Meet the Competitors 

We’re excited to announce the 24 competitors who will be joining us in September for the Leeds rounds of the Competition. From 6-15 September, these pianists will be in Leeds to perform in the Competition and to participate in a series of piano-related activities throughout the city.

Jean-Selim Abdelmoula

27

Switzerland

Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Glenn Gould School Toronto.

Teachers: Christian Favre, Ronan O’Hora and Sir András Schiff

 

Evelyne Berezovsky

27

United Kingdom

Purcell School of Music: Ilana Davids.
Royal Academy of Music London: Hamish Milne
Italy: Elisso Virssaladze
Paris: Rena Shereshevskaya

 

Florian Caroubi

28

France

Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon: F. Boffard, Billi Eidi, and David Selig
Bernard d’Ascoli (Association Piano Cantabile)

 

 

Anna Geniushene

27

Russia

Moscow State Conservatory: Elena Kuznetsova and Prof. Emeritus Christopher Elton

Royal Academy of Music

Salih Can Gevrek

26

Turkey

Royal College of Music London, (Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel October 2018)

Teacher: Dmitri Alexeev

Yilei Hao

21

China

Central Conservatory of Music: Beijing

Teachers: Prof. Dan Shao, Danwen Wei, Norma Fisher

Mario Häring

28

German

Hannover University of Music Drama and Media
Prof. Lars Vogt
Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling

University of The Arts Berlin
Prof. Fabio Bidini

Berlin
Kimiko Higuchi

 

Wei-Ting Hsieh

22

Taiwan

Taiwan: Chin Chun Chang
Michel Béroff, Laurent Cabasso, Jonas Vitaud

Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse et de Musique de Paris: Marie-Josèphe Jude

 

Fuko Ishii

27

Japan

Toho Gakuen School of Music

Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

Basel Musik Akademie

Teachers: Anthony Spiri, Eduardo Torbianelli, Claudio Martinez-Mehner.

 

Aljoša Jurinić

29

Croatia

Academy of Music, University of Zagreb: Prof. Ruben Dalibaltayan.
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna: Prof. Noel Flores.
Scuola di Musica di Fiesole: Prof. Eliso Virsaladze.
Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar Germany: Prof. Grigory Gruzman.

 

Yoonji Kim

29

South Korea

University of The Arts Berlin: prof. Markus Groh

Salzburg: Jaques Rouvier

Taek Gi Lee

21

South Korea

Juilliard School and Curtis Institute of Music (September 2018)

Teachers: Choong-Mo Kang, Robert McDonald and Ma-ri Kwon

Siqian Li

25

China

New England Conservatory: Teacher: Alexander Korsantia
Central Conservatory of Music: Teacher: Huiqiao Bao

 

Eric Lu

20

USA

Curtis Institute of Music Philadelphia

Teachers: Robert McDonald, Jonathan Biss and Dang Thai Son

Alexia Mouza

28

Greece / Venezuela

International Piano Academy Imola Italy: Leonid Margarious, Anna Kravtchenko
College of Fine Arts Boston University: Boaz Sharon
Buchmann-Mehta Tel Aviv: Prof. Arie Vardi

 

Jinhyung Park

22

South Korea

Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Teacher: Prof. Ian Yungwook Yoo

Tamila Salimdjanova

26

Uzbekistan

Royal College of Music London

Teacher: Prof. Vanessa Latarche

Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Teacher: Prof. Irina Plotnikova

Samson Tsoy

29

Russia

Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Royal College of Music London and Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel Belgium

Teachers: Yury Airapetian, Norma Fisher, Vanessa Latarche, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Maria João Pires

Chao Wang

28

China

Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin: Prof. Michael Endres, Prof Fabio Bidini
University of Arts Berlin: Prof. Klaus Hellwig

 

Xinyuan Wang

23

China

University of Weimar “Franz Liszt”

Teacher: Prof. Balázs Szokolay

Andrzej Wierciński

22

Poland

Z. Brzewski School of Music in Warsaw: Profesor Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn
Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice: Profesor Wojciech Świtała

Yuchong Wu

22

China

Xi’an Conservatory of Music China: Ass. Prof. Zhuangzhang Li
The Juilliard School New York: Robert McDonald

 

Yuanfan Yang

21

United Kingdom

Chetham’s School of Music Manchester : Dr Murray McLachlan
The Royal Academy of Music London: Prof. Emeritus Christopher Elton

 

Pavel Zemen

25

Czech Republic

State Conservatory in České Budĕjovice: Marie Kotrčová
Janáček Academy of Music in Brno: Prof. Alena Vlasáková

 

SECOND ROUND
6, 7 & 8 September, 2.00pm and 7.00pm
Great Hall, University of Leeds
Each of twenty-four competitors selected from First Round performs solo programmes.
SEMI-FINALS
9, 10 & 11 September, 2.00pm and 7.00pm
Great Hall, University of Leeds
Each of ten semi-finalists performs solo programmes and collaborates in chamber music.
CONCERTO FINALS
14 & 15 September, 7.00pm
Leeds Town Hall
Five finalists perform across two days

First Round Competitors 

We were delighted to welcome 68 incredibly talented pianists to our First Round. The First Round was held at the University of the Arts in Berlin April 3-5, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore April 8, and the DiMenna Center in New York City April 11-12. If you weren’t able to attend the First Round, it will be available for streaming on Medici.tv in August. View the full press release here.

Jean-Selim Abdelmoula

27

Switzerland

Oleg Akkuratov

28

Russia

Eunhee Baek

27

South Korea

Evelyne Berezovsky

27

United Kingdom

Aris Alexander Blettenberg

24

Germany

Jun Bouterey-Ishido

28

New Zealand

Florian Caroubi

28

France

Han Chen

26

Taiwan

Jenny Chen

24

USA / Taiwan

Sae Yoon Chon

22

South Korea

Scott Cuellar

29

USA

Anna Dmytrenko

25

USA / Ukraine

Alberto Ferro

22

Italy

Yui Fushiki

27

Japan

Jean-Paul Gasparian

23

France

Anna Geniushene

27

Russia

Salih Can Gevrek

26

Turkey

Hee Jun Han

28

South Korea

Kyuho Han

24

South Korea

Yilei Hao

21

China

Mario Häring

28

Germany

Wei-Ting Hsieh

22

Taiwan

So Hyang In

26

South Korea

Fuko Ishii

27

Japan

Haruka Izawa

26

Japan

Aljoša Jurinić

29

Croatia

Su Yeon Kim

24

South Korea

Yoonji Kim

29

South Korea

Jongyun Kim

28

South Korea

Yurika Kimura

25

Japan

Dinara Klinton

29

Ukraine

Jakub Kuszlik

21

Poland

Franck Laurent-Grandpré

26

France

Clarence Lee

27

Singapore

Taek Gi Lee

21

South Korea

Siqian Li

25

China

Bowen Li

22

China

Eric Lu

20

USA

Florian Mitrea

28

UK / Romania

Alexia Mouza

28

Greece / Venezuela

Riyad Nicolas

28

United Kingdom / Syria

Yeon-Min Park

27

South Korea

Jinhyung Park

22

South Korea

Colton Peltier

24

USA

Lucas Porter

27

Canada

Kausikan Rajeshkumar

28

United Kingdom

Anton Rosputko

25

Latvia

Tamila Salimdjanova

26

Uzbekistan

Marina Kan Selvik

29

Norway

Aristo Sham

22

Hong Kong

Jiuming Shen

26

China

Lorenzo Soulès

26

France

Yutong Sun

22

China

Alexey Sychev

29

Russia

Hin-Yat Tsang

25

Hong Kong

Samson Tsoy

29

Russia

Kseniia Vokhmianina

28

Ukraine

Xinyuan Wang

23

China

Chao Wang

28

China

Andrzej Wierciński

22

Poland

Rhythmie Wong

27

China

Yuchong Wu

22

China

Ziang Xu

26

China

Yuanfan Yang

21

United Kingdom

Chengcheng Yao

26

China

Hao Zi Yoh

23

Malaysia

Pavel Zemen

25

Czech Republic

Sarina Zhang

22

Canada / USA