Young UK pianist is finalist in Russian grand piano contest

George Harliono.

George Harliono.
The I International Competition for Young Pianists starts on April 30.

The UK's George Harliono has been named as one of the 15 finalists of the I International Competition for Young Pianists Grand Piano Competition, organized by renowned Russian pianist Denis Matsuev.

Young talents (aged 11-16) from Russia, Georgia, China, Japan, Belarus and Korea will compete for the grand prize - a Yamaha AvantGrand piano.

The contest will be held from April 30 to May 4 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. The five contestants who receive highest scores will be awarded the title of Laureate, while the rest of the participants will be given a diploma.

George Harliono performs Danse Russe from Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky. Source: george harliono / YouTube

Composed of eminent musicians, the jury includes: piano pedagogue Arie Vardi (Israel), Artistic Director of the "Irish Camerata" orchestra Barry Douglas (Great Britain); Professor and Dean of the piano faculty at the London Royal College of Music, Vanessa Latarche; Professor of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Valery Pyasetsky, and professor of the National University in Seoul Hyun-Joong Chang (Republic of Korea).

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