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5 Junior Finalists Announced!

June 17, 2016


25 young pianists ages 11-14 from all over the world each performed two recitals this week for the international jury and audience members at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. After over 25 hours of piano music varying from Johann Sebastian Bach to contemporary composer Jack Fina’s Bumble Boogie, the judges have selected the five finalists who will perform a concerto movement on June 18th with concerto accompanist Alexandra Nguyen.

Saturday, June 18th, 7 PM

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
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2016 Junior Finalists

The five finalists in performance order are:

Competitor #1 Nathan Lee, USA

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18
III. Allegro scherzando

Competitor #5 Jingfan Zhu, China

Grieg: Concerto in A Minor, op. 16
I. Allegro molto moderato

Competitor #6 Uladzislau Khandohi, Republic of Belarus

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18
III. Allegro scherzando

Competitor #18 Miyu Shindo, Japan

Chopin: Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11
I. Allegro maestoso

Competitor #19 Talon Smith, USA

Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, op. 23
I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso

The jury will make their final votes with no discussion following the final performance. The awards ceremony will follow where the following prizes will be announced:

1st Prize – Gold Medal
$10,000 Cash Award

2nd Prize – Silver Medal
$5,000 Cash Award

3rd Prize – Bronze Medal
$3,000 Cash Award

Finalists Prizes
$2,000 Cash Award

Sascha Gorodnitzki Foundation Judges Discretionary Prize
$1,000 Cash Award


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