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e-Comp semifinalists announced

Posted at 10:12 PM on July 3, 2009 by Melissa Ousley (1 Comments)
Filed under: Piano eComp

Moments ago, the nine semifinalists of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition were announced. The names are below, along with Sunday's schedule for the Schubert Sonata Round:

12:00PM-12:40PM Eric Zuber
12:40PM-1:20PM Hanchien Lee
1:20PM-2:00PM Grace Kim
2:00PM-2:30PM BREAK
2:30PM-3:10PM Helene Tysman
3:10PM-3:50PM Rui Shi
3:50PM-4:30PM Alessandro Taverna
4:30PM-5:00PM BREAK
5:00PM-5:40PM Howard Na
5:40PM-6:20PM Piotr Rozanski
6:20PM-7:00PM Pavel Yeletsky

As always, your comments are welcome.


Comments (1)

Every contestant at this competition is just so accomplished I find it hard to separate the 9 semifinalists from the rest. It's a very even and competitive field. Therefore, congratulations first go to all contestants, and secondly, to the juries who selected these 21 candidates to begin with.

These people here sound a lot like what I had seen at the Van Cliburn a month ago.

This means we currently have 29 (Cliburn) + 21 (e-competition) = 50 superb pianists

I would expect winners here, as was the case at the Cliburn, to be chosen mostly on the basis of repertoire, style, and personality -- ie, very subjectively. The strongest technique may not necessarily be the winner.

Posted by Beethoven connoisseur | July 4, 2009 10:20 AM