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Quarterfinalists named in Cliburn Amateur competition

Sean Sutherland from St. Vincent and the Grenadines/ Canada performs during the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition Preliminary round.
Sean Sutherland from St. Vincent and the Grenadines/ Canada performs during the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition Preliminary round. Cliburn Foundation

Thirty pianists out out of a starting field of 68 advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, the Cliburn announced late Monday night. They will play solo recitals 15-18 minutes long at 2 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at Van Cliburn Recital Hall. For tickets, $15, and more information — including repertoire — visit Cliburn.org. Complete performances will be webcast at Cliburn.org and Star-Telegram.com.

Quarterfinalists are:

  • Brad Dunn, U.S.
  • Matthias Fischer, Germany
  • Sean Sutherland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Canada
  • Lana C. Marina, U.S.
  • Joseph Mercuri, U.S.
  • Jasmin Tiodang, Indonesia
  • Deirbhile Brennan, Ireland
  • Michael Slavin, U.S.
  • Colleen Adent, U.S.
  • Gregory Knight, U.S.
  • John Gutheil, U.S.
  • Jorge Zamora, Mexico
  • Saffet Bayka, Turkey
  • Shinji Wada, Japan
  • Jane Gibson King, U.S.
  • Noah DeGarmo, U.S.
  • Janet Sommerfeld, U.S.
  • Xavier Aymonod, France
  • Madalyn Taylor, U.S.
  • Brianna Donaldson, U.S.
  • Simon Finlow, United Kingdom/U.S.
  • Thomas Yu, Canada
  • Jeanne Backofen Craig, U.S.
  • Tessa Knipe, South Africa/U.S.
  • Summer Stone, U.S.
  • Ken Iisaka, Japan/Canada
  • Gorden Cheng, U.S.
  • J. Spencer Thompson, U.S.
  • Clark Vann Griffith, U.S.
  • Yasuo Kurimoto, Japan
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