After three rounds of intense competition, five finalists were selected Thursday night, Aug. 5, from the field of 22 musical virtuosos in the 2010 Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition:
Yen-Yu Chen, 16, Taiwan
Joseph Mohan, 17, Akron, N.Y.
Chang-Yong Shin, 16, Korea
Rieko Tsuchida, 15, Japan
Allen Yuan, 17, Farmington Hills, Mich.
For the first time in the history of the competition, the finalists will perform the final round — a movement of a concerto — with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under Eastman School of Music conductor Neil Varon. The final round will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 7, in the Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall. The top prizes will be announced and awarded afterward, at approximately 10 p.m.
Tickets to the final round of the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition are $25 (discounts with University of Rochester or student ID.) Tickets are available at the RPO Box Office, 108 East Ave; online at www.rpo.org; by phone: 454-2100; and at any area Wegmans.
For more information, https://www.esm.rochester.edu .
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Saturday, August 7
Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition Final Round: Concerto Performances with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
10 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
Hochstein School of Music Performance Hall
50 N. Plymouth Ave.
Tickets: $25 (discounts for faculty, staff, and students). Available at the RPO Box Office, 108 East Avenue; online at www.rpo.org; by phone: 585-454-2100; and at any area Wegmans.