One Brit, one Israeli in Leeds last 10

One Brit, one Israeli in Leeds last 10


norman lebrecht

September 11, 2021

The semi-finalists in the Leeds International Piano Competition are:

Alim Beisembayev (23, Kazakhstan),
Dmytro Choni (28, Ukraine),
Thomas Kelly (22, United Kingdom),
Elizaveta Kliuchereva (22, Russia),
Kaito Kobayashi (25, Japan),
Ariel Lanyi (23, Israel),
Yuzhang Li (22, China),
Priscilla Navarro (27, Peru),
Hyunjin Roh (20, South Korea)
and Xiaolu Zang (21, China).



  • Maria says:

    Congratulations to them all.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    A great mix, by the look of it. Good to see great music crossing all nations and cultures.

  • christopher storey says:

    I was pleased to see Thomas Kelly go through to the semi-finals. Although his programmes in the first two rounds were slightly unusual, his playing was full of refinement and delicacy , and without the all too common rushing and banging which is now often heard

    • Westfan says:

      Just listened to his semi-final performance based on your comment and I agree with you. Looking forward to listening to the others.