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The Cliburn: Last Day of the Final Found

June 10, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 10: Day four (the last) of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Rachel Cheung, Georgy Tchaidze and Daniel Hsu

The last three concertos on the final day of the 15th Cliburn International Piano Competition just finished.
Rachel Cheung
The first performance of the day was by 25-year-old Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong who [...]



The Cliburn: Day Three of the Final Round

June 10, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 9: Day three of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Yuri Favorin, Kenneth Broberg and Yekwon Sunwoo

Beginning on Friday night, three of the six finalists in the 15th International Cliburn Piano Competition performed some of the biggest warhorses in the piano concerto repertoire accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony [...]



The Cliburn: Day Two of the Final Round

June 9, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 8: Day two of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Georgy Tchaidze, Rachel Cheung and Daniel Hsu
On Thursday night we heard three different piano quintets—by Dvořák, Brahms and Franck—performed by three finalists — 29-year-old Georgy Tchaidze of Russia, 25-year-old Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong and 19-year-old Daniel Hsu of the United States.
Georgy [...]



The Cliburn: Day One of the Final Round

June 8, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 7: Day one of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Kenneth Broberg, Yuri Favorin and Yekwon Sunwoo
The final round of the 15th Cliburn International Piano Competition began last night with performances of three piano quintets by three of the six finalists. Prior to the start of the competition, competitors were given [...]



The Cliburn: Day Five of the Semifinal Round, Part Two

June 5, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 5: Day five of the semifinal round, part two, of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Tony Yike Yang, Yekwon Sunwoo, Han Chen and Rachel Cheung

Tony Yike Yang

Tony Yike Yang, the 18 year old from Canada, performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, with cadenzas by Beethoven and Mitsuko [...]



The Cliburn: Day Five of the Semifinal Round

June 5, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 5: Day five of the semifinal round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Leonardo Pierdomenico and Kenneth Broberg

This last day of the semifinal round saw recitals by the two last competitors: 24-year-old Leonardo Pierdomenico from Italy and 23-year-old Kenneth Broberg from the United States.
Leonardo Pierdomenico
Pierdomenico was up first and started his recital [...]



The Cliburn: Day Four of the Semifinal Round, Part Two

June 5, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 4: Day four of the semifinal round, part two, of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Yutong Sun, Honggi Kim, Yuri Favorin and Georgy Tchaidze

The evening of day four brought the performance of four more Mozart piano concertos with the Ft. Worth Symphony under the direction of Nicholas McGegan. Kudos to the Ft. [...]



The Cliburn: Day Four of the Semifinal Round

June 4, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 4: Day four of the semifinal round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Han Chen and Rachel Cheung

The afternoon recitals of the fourth day of the semifinal round of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition saw two outstanding competitors who, I predict, will make it to the final round.
Han Chen
The recital started off [...]



The Cliburn: Day Three of the Semifinal Round, Part Two

June 4, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 3: Day three of the semifinal round, part two, of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Leonardo Pierdomenico, Kenneth Broberg, Daniel Tsu and Dasol Kim

Before the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition began, all 30 initial contestants were given a choice of eight Mozart piano concertos from which to choose for their concerto performance [...]



The Cliburn: Day Three of the Semifinal Round

June 3, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 3: Day three of the semifinal round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Tony Yike Yang and Yekwon Sunwoo

Tony Yike Yang
Tony Yike Yang, an 18 year old from Canada, performed four works: two sonatas by Scarlatti, the A major K 212 and the D minor K 9; the Sonata No. 2 in B-flat [...]