Across two nights, the Competition will hear five finalists perform alongside the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Andrew Manze to determine our next Gold Medal winner, following in the footsteps of legends such as Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu and Eric Lu. Three of the five finalists will perform on the Friday evening, with the remaining competitors taking to the stage the following night – when the Jury will announce this year’s Prize-winners and we celebrate the culmination of this extraordinary 20th Leeds International Piano Competition.
Concerto Finalists Friday 17 September, 7pm
Dmytro Choni | 28, Ukraine
Beethoven Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37
Alim Beisembayev | 23, Kazakhstan
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op.43
Thomas Kelly | 22, United Kingdom
Beethoven Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58
Saturday 18 September, 7pm
Kaito Kobayashi | 25, Japan
Bartók Concerto No.3 in E, Sz.119
Ariel Lanyi | 23, Israel
Brahms Concerto No.2 in B-flat, Op.83
This performance will be available free to view – live and on demand – at leedspiano.medici.tv
This event will be broadcast live by BBC Radio 3 and available to view on BBC iPlayer.
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