The first China International Music Competition, with a first prize of $150,000, has reached the semifinal stage. Here are the last 12.
Alim Beisembayev Kazakhstan Age 21
Leonardo Colafelice Italy Age 23
Anna Hann USA Age 23
Honggi Kim South Korea Age 27
Alexander Malofeev Russia Age 17
MacKenzie Melemed USA Age 24
Sandro Nebieridze Georgia Age 18
Linzi Pan China Age 24
Hans H Suh South Korea Age 28
Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev Russia Age 25
Anastasia Vorotnaya Russia Age 23
Tony Yun Canada Age 17
The organisers have asked us to point out that none of the competitors currently studies or has ever studied with any member of the jury.