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After a thrilling second round, ten semi-finalists are moving forward in the competition! This year's semi-finalists for the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition are: 

  • Alim Beisembayev (23,Kazakhstan)
  • Dmytro Choni (28,Ukraine)
  • Thomas Kelly (22,United Kingdom)
  • Elizaveta Kliuchereva (22,Russia)
  • Kaito Kobayashi (25,Japan)
  • Ariel Lanyi (23,Israel)
  • Yuzhang Li (22,China)
  • Priscila Navarro (27,Peru)
  • Hyunjin Roh (20,South Korea)
  • Xiaolu Zang (21,China)

The Semi-Finals will take place over three days, from Sunday September 12 to Tuesday September 14, and will be divided into five sessions. Our semi-finalists will perform solo and chamber works, including contemporary (20th or 21st-century) music. They will be joined by violinist Jack Liebeck, cellist Laura van der Heijden and the Castalian Quartet as they compete for a place in the Finals!

Performing on Sunday September 12 are 

Xiaolu Zang (21,China)

Thomas Kelly (22,United Kingdom)

Performing on Monday September 13 are 

Ariel Lanyi (23,Israel)

Hyunjin Roh (20,South Korea)

Elizaveta Kliuchereva (22,Russia)

Priscila Navarro (27,Peru)

Performing on Tuesday September 14 are 

Kaito Kobayashi (25, Japan)

Yuzhang Li (22, China)

Dmytro Choni (28, Ukraine)

Alim Beisembayev (23, Kazakhstan)