Who are the Leeds International Piano Competition 2021 Semi-Finalists?


10 pianists representing nine countries through to the semi-final of the world-renowned piano competition.

Announced this evening, ten pianists are through to the semi-finals of the Leeds International Piano Competition. I’m especially clapping my hands together excitedly because UK pianist Thomas Kelly is through. Kelly is something of local celebrity in the Thoroughly Good Catchment Area. He was born in Bromley, South East London, just a 10-minute bus ride from TG HQ.

The Leeds International Piano Competition 2021 Semi-Finalists 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)
Xiaolu Zang (21, China)

When are the Leeds International Piano Competition 2021 Semi-Finals and Finals?

The Semi-Finals and Finals of The Leeds will take place at the University of Leeds and Leeds Town Hall between 12-14 Sept and 17-18 Sept respectively. All rounds have so far been streamed worldwide by medici.tv, with the Semi-Finals and Finals broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and the Finals aired live on BBC Four from 7pm BST.

The Concerto Final performances take place at Leeds Town Hall with The Leeds’ new orchestral partners, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Manze, alongside an enhanced programme of activities during the Competition in Leeds.