13 September 2021
By Ellie Palmer
Ten pianists from nine countries will play for a place in the grand final
The Semi finalists of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2021 have been announced.
The pianists are set to battle for a place in the grand final, which takes place on 17-18 September at Leeds Town Hall. The ten pianists hail from nine different countries. The full list is below:
Adam Gatehouse, Artistic Director of The Leeds International Piano Competition, said "We have been blown away by the quality of the contestants taking part in the Second Round this year. As our First Round was done digitally, it has been thrilling to have the opportunity to watch these young pianists perform live in the University of Leeds Great Hall over the past few days.
"I want to congratulate all of the pianists who have performed and I’m looking forward to welcoming the 10 semi-finalists back to the Great Hall for three days of semi-final performances."
The semi-finals kicked off yesterday (12 Sept), and continue through today (13 Sept) and tomorrow (14 Sept).
You can watch full replays of the semi-finals here.
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