07 June 2022
By Ellie Palmer
18 competitors each performed a 40-minute recital at the Van Cliburn Concert Hall in Texas, USA
The Van Cliburn Competition has announced the names of the 12 pianists who have advanced to the semi-finals.
The semi-finalists include four competitors from South Korea, two from Russia, and one each respectively from Japan, France/Japan, China, USA, Belarus and Ukraine. The full list can be found below.
- Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28
- Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31
- Masaya Kamei, Japan, 20
- Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20
- Honggi Kim, South Korea, 30
- Yunchan Lim, South Korea, 18
- Jinhyung Park, South Korea, 26
- Changyong Shin, South Korea, 28
- Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27
- Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23
- Yutong Sun, China, 26
- Marcel Tadokoro, France/Japan, 28
Over the past two days (5-6 June), 18 competitors each performed a 40-minute recital during the quarter-final round at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU. Hundreds of patrons watched in person, along with the jury, as a large audience joined from around the globe via the Competition’s live, fully produced webcast.
In the semi-finals (8-12 June), each pianist performs twice: a 60-minute recital, without repeating any repertoire from earlier rounds; and a Mozart concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by noted Mozart specialist Nicholas McGegan.
At the end of the semi-finals, six competitors will be chosen to advance to the final round, which will run from 14-18 June at Bass Performance Hall. The finalists will be announced late in the evening on 12 June.
Find out more about the 2022 Van Cliburn Competition here.