Finalists announced for Leeds International Piano Competition

15 September 2021
By Ellie Palmer
The five finalists will battle it out for the prestigious 1st Prize from 17-18 September

After three days of intense semi finals, the Leeds International Piano Competition finalists have been announced. They are:

✔ Alim Beisembayev (23,Kazakhstan)

✔ Dmytro Choni (28,Ukraine)

✔ Thomas Kelly (22,United Kingdom)

✔ Kaito Kobayashi (25,Japan)

✔ Ariel Lanyi (23,Israel)



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The Finals are set to take place from 17-18 September at Leeds Town Hall, with the finalists joined by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Manze. The schedule and repertoire choices are as follows:


September 17

  • Dmytro Choni (28, Ukraine) — Beethoven, Concerto No 3 in C Minor, Op 37
  • Alim Beisembayev (23, Kazakhstan) —Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A Minor, Op 43
  • Thomas Kelly (22, United Kingdom) — Beethoven, Concerto No 4 in G, Op 58


September 18

  • Kaito Kobayashi (25, Japan) — Bartók, Concerto No 3 in E, Sz. 119
  • Ariel Lanyi (23, Israel) - Brahms, Concerto No 2 in B-flat, Op 83


You can find out more about the competition here.

Main image: ©Leeds International Piano Competition 2018.