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Prize winners announced!

The International Jury of the Liszt Competition announced the three candidates who made it through to the Finals. Mariam Batsashvili (1993, Georgia), Mengjie Han (1989, The Netherlands) and Peter Klimo (1990, United States) will compete for the prizes on 6 and 8 November in TivoliVredenburg. This is the first time in nine years that a Dutch candidate has become one of the Finalists.

The International Press Jury also awarded the Press Prize -- for the best interpretation of the recital programme during the Semi-Finals -- to Mariam Batsashvili. Music journalists from China, Korea, Germany, the United States and The Netherlands are members of this jury.

Joop Daalmeijer, Chairman of the International Jury of the 10th Liszt Competition, spoke of the exceptionally high level among the Semi-finalists.

The Finals programme is as follows:

Final Solo evening, 6 November

Mariam Batsashvili
Die Lorelei, S532 (second version)
Sonata in B minor, S178

Mengjie Han

Die Lorelei, S532 (second version)
Sonata in B minor, S178

Peter Klimo
Ave maris stella, S506
Sonata in B minor, S178


Finale Gala evening with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Gaffigan, 8 November

Mariam Batsashvili
Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S124

Mengjie Han
Totentanz – Paraphrase über “Dies iræ”, S126ii

Peter Klimo
Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S124