All five Americans are eliminated in the Malko Competitionmain
The contestants were whittled down from 24 to 12 today and none of the five Americans made the cut. A Hong Kong/UK candidate and a Canadian are all that remain from the English-speaking world.
The last 12 are:
Andrey Rubtsov (Russia)
Anna Rakitina (Russia)
David Niemann (Germany)
Earl Lee (Canada)
Elim Chan (HK/UK, winner of the 2014 Donatella Flick)
Giedre Slekyte (Lithuania)
Jesko Sirvend (Germany)
Jesus Eduardo Uzcategui (Venezuela)
Risto Joost (Estonia)
Seokwon Hong (S. Korea)
Stilian Kirov (Bulgaria, ex-asst. Seattle Symphony)
Tung-Chieh Chuang (Taiwan)
You can watch the jury announcement here.