This week, pianists came together for NTD’s 5th International Piano Competition, with 15 contestants proceeding to the semi-final.
Below is a list of the semi-finalists.
Stephanie Simone Pestana
The repertoire is limited to piano music from the Baroque, classical and romantic periods, and has attracted many players around the world.
Galina Zhukova, a professor at the art institute of St. Petersburg University of Russia was one of them.
“Combines traditional values of western and eastern people, I think it’s really important now,” Zhukova told NTD.
She started to play the piano when she was 5 and won her first competition at 10 years old.
Although she participates in many competitions, she appreciates NTD’s international piano competition’s mission to preserve and promote traditional music in the modern world.
“I’m glad in this competition. I can show this repertoire,” Zhukova said.
The semi-final includes a piece commissioned especially for the competition. As with the 2016 run, the jurists have commissioned D.F. to write music specifically for the competition.
D.F. is the artistic director of Shen Yun Performing Arts, the premier classical Chinese dance company that has caught the world’s attention over the past decade.
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Friday, Sept. 27
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28
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