Finalists Announced in the 13th Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition

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Finalists in the 13th Arthur Rubinstein Competition/Photo: Yaira Yasmin

The six competitors continuing to the finals in the 13th Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition were announced on Thursday, May 19, 2011 by Arie Vardi, Chairman of the international jury. The finalists are: Boris Giltburg (Israel), Alexandre Moutouzkine (Russia), Fukuma Kotaro (Japan), Ilya Rashkovskiy (Russia), Daniil Trifonov (Russia), Eric Zuber (US).

The Audience Favorite will be selected from among the six finalists. As in previous years, concert attendees will be able to vote on special forms handed out at the concerts and collected at the end of each session, with the accumulated results calculated for each competitor. New this year – members of the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition facebook page will be able to vote as well, on the facebook page! Follow this link to read more about voting on facebook.

The Chamber Music section of the competition took place on May 20th & 21st, and the Concerti section of the competition will take place this week:
Finals – Concerti A: each of the 6 finalists plays a classical concerto with the Israel Camerata Jerusalem conducted by Avner Biron, at the Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, May 22nd at 20:30, and May 23rd at 20:30, with three finalists performing each evening.
Finals – Concerti B: each of the 6 finalists plays one Romantic or 20th century concerto with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Asher Fisch at the Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, May 25th at 20:30, and May 26th at 19:30, with three finalists performing each evening.
Following the concert, the jury will retire for deliberations and the winners are expected to be announced at around 23:00 on May, 26, 2011. The concerts will be broadcast live on Channel One, Mezzo and the radio stations Kol Hamusica and Gali Zahal.
Tickets for all the events may be purchased through Castel, call: 03-6045000 or *8965, or order online at www.TKTS.co.il.
The International Jury: Arie Vardi, Chairman, Israel; Cécile Ousset, France; Yefim Bronfman, Israel/US; Dmitri Bashkirov, Russia; Bernd Goetzke, Germany; Andrzej Jasinski, Poland; Robert Levin, US; Hiroko Nakamura, Japan; Ian Fountain, UK; Peter Frankl, UK/Hungary; Yocheved Kaplinsky, Israel/US; Alexander Tamir, Israel.