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Cliburn Announces Semi-Finalists

by Bill Zeeble 31 May 2013 7:24 AM

And the 12 players moving on to the next round are…


Photo: Bill Zeeble

Photo: Bill Zeeble

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.