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Highlights from the semi-finals of the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, with performances from the Great Hall at the University of Leeds.

Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the semi-finals stage of the Leeds International Piano Competition, from the Great Hall at the University of Leeds.
Founded in 1961 and still led by Dame Fanny Waterman, the competition gives a platform to some of the most exciting emerging pianists. The stakes are high, competition fierce; past winners include Radu Lupu, Murray Perahia and Dmitri Alexeev. This year more than three hundred pianists from all over the world entered. Having taken part in two preceding rounds, now, at the semi-finals stage, just twelve outstanding pianists remain. Over the week, there's an opportunity to hear from all twelve - today we hear concert highlights from the first three.

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Sep 2015 13:00

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata No. 3 In F Minor Op.5 For Piano - 1st Movement

    Performer: Alexander Panfilov.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata No. 3 In F Minor Op.5 For Piano - Intermezzo

    Performer: Alexander Panfilov.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata No. 7 In B Flat Major Op.83 For Piano - 2nd and 3rd Movements

    Performer: Alexander Panfilov.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Night Piece (Notturno) For Piano

    Performer: Anna Tcybuleva.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes - Book 2 - no 12 Feux d'artifice

    Performer: Anna Tcybuleva.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    24 Preludes Op.34 For Piano - No 21

    Performer: Anna Tcybuleva.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    24 Preludes Op.34 For Piano - no 20

    Performer: Anna Tcybuleva.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata In E Major Kk.380

    Performer: Yunquing zhou.
  • Franz Liszt

    Harmonies Poetiques Et Religieuses - 10 Pieces S.173 For Piano - No 3 Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude (excerpt)

    Performer: Yunquing zhou.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse - Choreographic Poem, Arr. For Piano [orig. Orchestra]

    Performer: Yunquing zhou.

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Leeds International Piano Competition 2015

Leeds International Piano Competition 2015

Complete performances from the semi-finals of the 2015 Competition.