Twelve Cliburn semi-finalists have advanced to the next round. They’ll compete for a $50,000 top prize and three years of international concerts bookings.
These pianists move forward in the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition:
Nikita Abrosimov, 24, Russia
Sean Chen, 24, United States
Alexey Chernov, 30, Russia
Alessandro Deljavan, 26, Italy
Fei-Fei Dong, 22, China
Jayson Gillham, 26, Australia/United Kingdom
Claire Huangci, 23, United States
Vadym Kholodenko, 26, Ukraine
Nikolay Khozyainov, 20, Russia
Nikita Mndoyants, 24, Russia
Beatrice Rana, 20, Italy
Tomoki Sakata, 19, Japan
Absent from the list: the lone Dallas competitor, Alex McDonald.