It’s an all-male final.
Six pianists advanced to the final round of the Cliburn Amateur competition. The announcement was made late Thursday after 12 competitors played solo recitals in the semifinals.
All finalists will perform one movement of a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Damon Gupton on Saturday at Bass Hall. The finalists are:
Gregory Knight, U.S.
Michael Slavin, U.S.
Xavier Aymonod, France
Thomas Yu, Canada
Ken Iisaka, Japan/Canada
Matthias Fischer, Germany
Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition finals
- 3 p.m. Saturday
- Bass Hall, Fort Worth
- $10-$60 (includes admission to awards ceremony)
- 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com
- Winners will be named at the conclusion of play, about 6:30 p.m.
- The final round will be broadcast on classical radio station WRR-101.1 and webcast at Cliburn.org and Star-Telegram.com.