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The Quarterfinalists in the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition
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Cliburn JR Quarterfinalists Announced

The field has been narrowed to 14 pianists, who will perform Sunday and Monday.



published Sunday, June 2, 2019

Photo: Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn
The Quarterfinalists in the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition

 

Dallas — On Saturday night, after all 23 competitors in the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition had each performed a 20-minute preliminary round over the course of two days, jury chairman Alessio Bax announced the 14 pianists, representing eight countries, advancing to the Quarterfinal Round. 


The quarterfinalists are (in performance order):

 

Note: Order of play, though not times, will hold for Phase I of Semifinal Round recitals. The order of appearance in the Semifinal Round Phase II and Final Round will depend on the rehearsal scheduling, program content, and administrative requirements, and may vary from that of previous rounds.

Below is the quarterfinal schedule, with the repertoire each pianist will perform.

 

 

Photo: Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn
Jury chairman Alessio Bax at the Quarterfinalist announcements

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

 

2:30 p.m. CDT —Shunta Morimoto, Japan, 14 

  • HAYDN  Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob. XVI:41
  • DEBUSSY  L’isle joyeuse
  • CHOPIN  Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, op. 27, no. 1
  • LISZT  Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514


3:02 p.m. CDT — Hao Rao, China, 15

  • CHOPIN  Nocturne in D-flat Major, op. 27, no. 2
  • BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, op. 7 (I)
  • DEBUSSY  Rêverie
  • DEBUSSY  Les collines d’Anacapri from Preludes, Book I
  • BRAHMS  Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Book II, op. 35

 

3:52 p.m. CDT — Hao-Wei Lin, Taiwan, 14

  • CHOPIN  Nocturne in D-flat Major, op. 27, no. 2
  • HAYDN  Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32
  • SCHUMANN  Kinderszenen, op. 15

 

4:24 p.m. CDT — Avery Gagliano, United States, 17

  • HAYDN  Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52
  • CHOPIN  Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, op. 22

 

7:30 p.m. CDT — Xiaoxuan Li, China, 17

  • BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 7 in D Major, op. 10, no. 3
  • CHOPIN  Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48, no. 1

 

8:02 p.m. CDT — Benjamin T. Rossen, United States, 16

  • BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 7 in D Major, op. 10, no. 3 (I)
  • SCHUBERT  Impromptu in B-flat Major, op. posth. 142, D. 935, no. 3
  • SCRIABIN Deux Poèmes, op. 32
  • CHOPIN  Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, op. 44

 

8:54 p.m. CDT — JiWon Yang, South Korea, 17

  • BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, op. 22 (I)
  • CHOPIN  Nocturne in G Major, op. 37, no. 2
  • LISZT  Réminiscences de Norma, S. 394

 

MONDAY, JUNE 3

2:30 p.m. CDT — Naomi Yamaguchi, United States/Japan, 15 

  • HAYDN  Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50 (I)
  • BOWEN  Toccata in A Minor, op. 155
  • CHOPIN  Nocturne in F-sharp Major, op. 15, no. 2
  • CHOPIN  Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, op. 22


3:02 p.m. CDT — Chung Yue Tien, Hong Kong, 13 

  • HAYDN  Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:43
  • CHOPIN  Etude in C-sharp Minor, op. 25, no. 7
  • MENDELSSOHN Fantasy in F-sharp Minor, op. 28


3:52 p.m. CDT — Eva Gevorgyan, Russia/Armenia, 15

  • BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 10 in G Major, op. 14, no. 2 (III)
  • RODRIGO  “Seguidillas del diablo” from 4 Estampas andaluzas
  • CHOPIN  Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, op. 27, no. 1
  • CHOPIN  Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, op. 44
  • SAINT-SAËNS  Étude en forme de valse, op. 52, no. 6

 

4:24 p.m. CDT — Chun Lam U, Hong Kong, 16 

  • BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, op. 31, no. 3
  • CHOPIN  Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, op. 60
  • FRANK  Nocturno Nazqueño


7:30 p.m. CDT — J J Jun Li Bui, Canada, 14

  • BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 7 in D Major, op. 10, no. 3 (I)
  • CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat Major, op. 55, no. 2
  • LISZT Gnomenreigen from Two Concert Etudes
  • CHOPIN Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, op. 22

 

8:02 p.m. CDT — Shuan Hern Lee, Australia, 16 

  • BACH  Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903
  • HADYN  Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52 (I)
  • CHOPIN  Etude in A Minor, op. 10, no. 2
  • CHOPIN  Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, op. 60


8:54 p.m. CDT — Miyu Shindo, Japan, 17

  • SCHUBERT  Impromptu in G-flat Major, op. 90, D. 899, no. 3
  • LISZT  Rhapsody espagnole
  • MOZART  Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331 (I)

 

Approximately 10:15 p.m.—Semifinalist Announcement  

 

Each of the 23 competitors performed a 20-minute recital in the Preliminary Round, which took place May 31–June 1. They performed live at Caruth Auditorium at SMU, before the seven-member jury and hundreds of patrons, as well as to a worldwide audience via the Competition’s live, fully produced webcast. The entire Competition can be viewed live and on demand at Cliburn.org. 

In the Quarterfinal Round, each of the 14 quarterfinalists will play a recital not to exceed 30 minutes in length, to include the first or last movement of a Classical sonata and a lyrical work, the remainder of the program may be chosen by the pianist. A competitor’s program must not repeat any pieces from their Preliminary Round recital. 

At the end of the Quarterfinal Round performances, 6 competitors will be chosen to advance to the Semifinal Round, which will run June 56. The semifinalists will be announced late in the evening on June 3.

 

» You can watch a live stream of the competition at Cliburn.org.

» Follow our coverage of the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in our special section, hereThanks For Reading





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