Posted at 8:11 AM on July 7, 2011
by Melissa Ousley
Filed under: Piano eComp
Things stayed interesting at the Minnesota International e-Piano Jr. Competition yesterday. As I listened to the first two contestants on Wednesday afternoon, they seemed to be gaining strength. Remarkable when you consider how much music they must prepare to participate in this "Jr" competition. Basically, three solo recital programs and a movement from a concerto.
At the end of the day, the names of the five finalists were announced. They are:
Misora Ozaki, 15, Japan
Annie Zhou, 13, Canada
Ching-Toa Aristo Sham, 15, Hong Kong
Su Yeon Kim, 17, South Korea
Tristan Teo, 14, Canada
I was hoping Italian pianist Leonardo Colafelice (15) would have made it to the final round. too. I wish you could have heard him play this week. Perhaps you did?
Finals are Friday at noon at Orchestra Hall. A free concert that will feature lots of Chopin. Hope you can come.