Cliburn Semifinalists namedMay 30, 2013
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John Giordano, chairman of the jury for the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced the 12 pianists advancing to the Semifinal Round on May 30.
The semifinalists are:
Nikita Abrosimov, 24, Russia
Sean Chen, 24, United States
Alexey Chernov, 30, Russia
Alessandro Deljavan, 26, Italy
Fei-Fei Dong, 22, China
Jayson Gillham, 26, Australia/United Kingdom
Claire Huangci, 23, United States
Vadym Kholodenko, 26, Ukraine
Nikolay Khozyainov, 20, Russia
Nikita Mndoyants, 24, Russia
Beatrice Rana, 20, Italy
Tomoki Sakata, 19, Japan
In the Semifinal Round, each of the 12 competitors will perform twice. They will play a recital not to exceed 60 minutes in length; the program will consist of works chosen by the pianist, but must include the Cliburn-commissioned work by contemporary composer Christopher Theofanidis. Every pianist will also perform a piano quintet with the Brentano String Quartet chosen from works by Brahms, Dvoák, Franck, and Schumann. The Cliburn runs through June 9 at Bass Performance Hall
For the complete schedule of Semifinal Round performances, click here.