06. June 2009 · Comments Off on Cliburn Competition · Categories: Cliburn Competition, Videos

There are six finalists for the Cliburn competition. For the finals they do one solo recital and two concerti, one with larger orchestra and one with smaller. So far I don’t see any of the finals on YouTube, but I do see something from the semifinals there, so I’ll post the six finalists below, just to give you an idea of what I’ve been following. (You can also hear the six semifinalists who didn’t move on.)

Evgeni Bozhanov performs Beethoven’s Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 31, No. 3

Yeol Eum Son Han plays Haydn’s Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 49

Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Beethoven Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”

Mariangela Vacatello peforms Scriabin’s Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9, No. 2

Di Wu plays C. Schumann Mazurka from Soirees musicales, Op. 6

Haochen Zhang performs Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody

I do not know enough about the works or piano to feel competent to judge who should win. I know who bugs me, and who I like, but that’s not to say I can tell who’s best!

You can see more by going to the Cliburn page where they have an option to view live and past performances.

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