Thursday 13 September 2012

Leeds International Piano Competition is here again

Leeds Town Hall,  venue of the Leeds International Piano Competition's concerto finals

The Leeds International Piano Competition is here again. The preliminary rounds are done and dusted, and it’s on to the finals, taking place tomorrow and Saturday, and available live on BBC Radio 3. Tonight, there’s an introductory programme (Radio 3: 7.30PM); tomorrow’s first concerto final begins at 7.30PM, while Saturday’s starts at 6.30PM, with the announcement of the winner receiving a delayed broadcast at 11.55PM. Then on Sunday, it’s the prize winners’ gala recital at 2PM. Here’s who plays what in the concerto finals:

Friday 14th September, 7.30PM:

Louis Schwizgebel: Beethoven - Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Jiayan Sun: Prokofiev - Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Jayson Gillham: Beethoven - Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73

Saturday 15th September, 6.30PM

Andrejs Osokins: Prokofiev - Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Federico Colli: Beethoven - Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73
Andrew Tyson: Rachmaninov - Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

All accompanied by Hallé, conducted by Sir Mark Elder

I’ve recently been told that the Radio 3 stream is available worldwide; maybe international readers could let us know if this is the case. Happy listening.

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