Twelve lucky competitors will be moving on to the semifinal round in the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition. They are:
- Miao Huang, 29, China/Germany
- Sara Daneshpour, 27, USA
- KaJeng Wong, 23, Hong Kong
- Artem Yasynskyy, 25, Ukraine
- Chi Ho Han, 22, Korea
- Marcin Koziak, 25, Poland
- Alexander Gadjiev, 19, Italy
- Dominic Cheli, 20, USA
- Alexey Chernov, 31, Russia
- EunAe Lee, 26, Korea
- Daniil Sayamov, 30, Russia
- Andrey Gugnin, 28, Russia
The first six will each perform a 60 minute program today, while the remaining six will play June 21. Start time for both days is 1 p.m. in the Jeanné Wagner Theatre in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.
After Saturday’s performance the nine-member jury will deliberate and announce the three finalists. The final round, in which each competitor will play a concerto, will take place in Abravanel Hall on June 25 at 7 p.m. with the Utah Symphony under guest conductor Thomas Hong.
Tickets for the semifinal round are $20 for a general admission all day pass and $8 for a student pass. Final round tickets are $30 for general and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased through ArtTix at 801-355-2787 or 888-451-2787 or online at www.arttix.org.
For more information and photos of the competitors, log on the www.bachauer.com.