UK contestant survives Cliburn cut

The Van Cliburn competition has moved to its quarter finals. Thirty have been reduced to 20. Top of the survivor list is Martin James Bartlett.




Leonard Slatkin, chairman of the Jury for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (taking place May 25-June 10, 2017, at Bass Performance Hall) announced the 20 pianists advancing to the Quarterfinal Round.

The quarterfinalists are:

Martin James Bartlett, United Kingdom, 20
Sergey Belyavskiy, Russia, 23
Kenneth Broberg, United States, 23
Luigi Carroccia, Italy, 25
Han Chen, Taiwan, 25
Rachel Cheung, Hong Kong, 25
Yury Favorin, Russia, 30
Daniel Hsu, United States, 19
Alyosha Jurinic, Croatia, 28
Dasol Kim, South Korea, 28
Honggi Kim, South Korea, 25
Su Yeon Kim, South Korea, 23
Rachel Kudo, United States, 30
Leonardo Pierdomenico, Italy, 24
Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 22
Yutong Sun, China, 21
Yekwon Sunwoo, South Korea, 28
Georgy Tchaidze, Russia, 29
Tristan Teo, Canada, 20
Tony Yike Yang, Canada, 18

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  • Peter says:

    top of the alphabetical list, yes.
    Kudos to his ancestors.

  • David Nice says:

    From what I’ve listened to of MJB’s recital, especially his Prokofiev 7, it’s a huge injustice that he subsequently didn’t make it through to the semi-finals. Never mind, he will still have a great career with intelligent individuality like that.

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