The first China International Music Competition has just named 3 finalists:
Alexander Malofeev Russia Age 17 Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music
MacKenzie Melemed USA Age 24 The Juilliard School
Tony Siqi Yun Canada Age 18 The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division
They will each now perform a concerto in Beijing’s National Centre for Performing Arts with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Alexander Malofeev will play Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major; MacKenzie Melemed will perform Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, and Tony Siqi Yun will play Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23.