Dozens of pianists have joined the 2022 NTD International Piano Competition in New York, with preliminaries taking place October 29-30.
The semi-finals took place on October 31, where the pianists performed “The Sacred Journey», specially commissioned for the competition.
Six finalists have been announced.
Baryshevskyi Antonii from Ukraine is a soloist at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and winner of the first prize at the 2014 Arthur Rubinstein International Master Piano Competition. He will perform Liszt’s 2 Concert Etudes, S. 145 No. and Schumann’s Symphonic Studies.
Yung-Yi Chen from Taiwan made his debut in 2009 at the age of 10 and has since performed on renowned stages around the world, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the International Summer Academy in Mozarteum Salzburg. In the finale, Chen will perform Scarlatti’s Sonata in B minor, Liszt’s Transcendental Studies No. 6, Chopin’s Nocturne in E flat major and Schubert’s Fantaisie vagabonde.
Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua from Russia was born into a family of musicians and started piano at the age of 3 years. She is pursuing a DMA in piano at USC Thornton School of Music with Professor Stewart Gordon. In the finale, she will perform Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy and Franck’s Prelude, Choral and Fugue.
Trinity Goff, from the United States, is the 2020 winner of the Van Buren Concerto Competition and is currently studying with Jean-David Coen of Willamette University. In the finale, she will perform Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 in B minor and Schubert’s Sonata in C minor.
Aruth Masrangsan from Thailand won First Prize and Grand Prize at the 3rd Piano Island Competition. In the finale, he will perform Chopin’s Nocturnes n°1 and n°2, Chopin’s Etudes n°3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and Valse Méphisto by Liszt.
Jiusi (Jameson) Zhang from China recently won the 2022 PianoTexas International Piano Festival concerto competition and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music under Maestro Professor Dang Thai Son. In the finale, he will perform Bach-Busoni’s Chaconne in D minor and Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 in F sharp minor.
The finals will be broadcast live on November 1, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET.