Lucy Thraves


China International Music Competition announces 22 competitors

2:34, 11th February 2019

The first China International Music Competition has announced the 22 pianists who will participate in Beijing from 4-21 May 2019.

All 22 will perform a recital in the preliminary round of the competition. The jury will then select 12 to advance to the semi-final. In the first phase of the final, six will perform a classical concerto with the China Academia Orchestra, and then three will be chosen to play a final round concert at Beijing’s National Centre for Performing Arts with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The winner will receive a prize of US$150,000; second will receive $75,000, and third $30,000. In addition, the winner will gain representation by Opus 3 Arts in the US and Armstrong Music and Arts in China.

The competitors are as follows:

Alim Beisembayev (21, Kazakhstan)

Leonardo Colafelice (23, Italy)

Anna Dmytrenko (26, USA)

Giuseppe Guarrera (27, Italy)

Anna Han (23, USA)

Honggi Kim (27, South Korea)

Bowen Li (22, China)

Alexander Malofeev (17, Russia)

Mackenzie Melemed (24, USA)

Sandro Nebieridze (18, Georgia)

Luka Okros (28, Georgia)

Linzi Pan (24, China)

Changyong Shin (25, South Korea)

Dmitry Shishkin (26, Russia)

Andrei Shychko (24, Belarus)

Hans H. Suh (28, South Korea)

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev (25, Russia)

Rio Xiang (19, Australia)

Tony Yike Yang (20, Canada)

Jialin Yao (20, China)

Tony Yun (17, Canada)


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