2018 Leeds Piano Competition

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2018 Leeds Piano Competition

Post by Rach3 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:38 pm

You may ( or may not ) wish to hear the Finals of the 2018 Leeds Piano Competition. Interesting format in that each Finalist proposes 2 concertos, the jury picks the one they wish to hear, on rather short notice to the pianist , I believe.

I’ve heard Friday. No Federico Colli (2012 winner ) so far.


Friday 14 September:
Aljoša Jurinić
Mozart – Concerto in C minor K491
Anna Geniushene
Prokofiev – Concerto No.3 in C major Op.26
Mario Häring
Beethoven – Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15

Saturday 15 September
Xinyuan Wang
Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor Op.54
Eric Lu
Beethoven – Concerto No.4 in G major Op.58

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Re: 2018 Leeds Piano Competition

Post by Allen » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:15 pm

First prize : Eric Lu from the USA

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Re: 2018 Leeds Piano Competition

Post by Rach3 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:34 pm


I heard only the concerto round of the 5 Finalists, with the exception of Lu, whose solo "recital" ( 3rd and 4th movs. of Chopin's "Funeral March" Sonata) I also heard. Based on the concertos alone, he would have been my " winner " choice. His LvB PC # 4 is worth hearing ; at age 20 !! He was the 4th place at the most recent Chopin Competition in Warsaw ( 2015 ) , age age 17 !!

The Saturday concerto performances of Lu, and the 2nd Place Wang ( whose Schumann PC I did not care for, thought Jurinic's Friday Mozart K.491 " better" ):


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