Finals of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2012 begin tonight!


The finals of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2012, Great Britain's most prestigious piano competition, takes place tonight. The six finalists have been named (below), and they will perform a concerto each with the HallĂ© Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder at Leeds Town Hall at 7.30 pm tonight and tomorrow evening. 


The order of finalist and their performances are as follows:

Friday 14 September:

LOUIS SCHWIZGEBEL (Switzerland) in 
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4
JIAYAN SUN (China) in 
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No.2
JAYSON GILLHAM (Australia) in 
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5

Saturday 15 September:

ANDREJS OSOKINS (Latvia) in 
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No.3
FEDERICO COLLI (Italy) in 
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5
ANDREW TYSON (USA) in 
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.3

Live performances may be caught at BBC Radio 3 (www.bbc.co.uk/radio3)
Earlier performances from the competition may be heard at the piano competition's website:
www.leedspiano.com