Finalists for the fourth annual Weatherford College International Piano Competition will perform live in the Alkek Fine Arts Center on July 29 and 30.
Contestants from all over the world submitted online entries including pianists from Canada, Poland, China, Korea and the United States.
Preliminary rounds judges selected the top performers in two age divisions: Junior and Young Artist.
“It has been an incredible time for me listening to all the wonderful participants, the levels are very high in both categories, especially the Young Artist Division,” said preliminary round judge Dr. Kyra Xuerong Zhao from the New England Conservatory. “Congratulations to all the finalists and best luck in the next round at Weatherford College.”
Zhao was joined by Igor Resnianski from West Chester University and Andrew Brownell from the University of Texas at Austin to judge the preliminary round.
Finalists to compete in the WC International Piano Competition are:
Young Artist Division
Final round judges are Carol Leone from Southern Methodist University, Jose Mendez from Northwestern University and Steven Spooner from the Peabody Institute.
The Junior Division Final Round will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, July 29, followed by an award ceremony and masterclass at 3 p.m. The evening will conclude with a concert by Dr. Steven Spooner at 7 p.m.
Competition will continue Saturday, July 30, with the Young Artist Division also beginning at 8 a.m. followed by an award ceremony and masterclass at 4:30 p.m.
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