12 semi-finalists announced for the Van Cliburn Competition

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.

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Find out more about the 2022 Van Cliburn Competition here.