The finalists for the Richter International Piano Competition have been announced. They are:
Yung Wook Yoo (Korea), Ani Takidze (Georgia), Makoto Ueno (Japan), Yakov Katsnelson (Russia), Eldar Nebolsin (Russia), Vadim Rudenko (Russia).
The performance schedule and webcast information are all on the competition website. Follow the above link.
A number of readers have posted their thoughts on the competitors, and I appreciate their drawing attention to Nami Ejiri, a pianist by all accounts well worth hearing.
Looking forward to hearing Eldar Nebolsin playing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.1 and more of Yung Wook Yoo (who should get kudos for programming Rzewski's Winsboro Cotton Mill Blues - such a great piece of music), and Makoto Ueno (Brahms piano concerto no2).