The Semifinal Round of the 2022 Amateur Competition began on Saturday, with eight extraordinary pianists performing 28-minute recitals:

Sean Sutherland, Product Manager, 45, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines/Canada
Ferdy Talan, Realtor, 38, Indonesia
Ken Iisaka, Software Engineer, 53, Japan/Canada
Seung-Yeop Lee, Mathematics Professor, 47, South Korea
Michael Slavin, Neuro-Ophthalmologist (retired), 71, United States
Thierry Goldwaser, Software Developer, 46, France
Michael Stefanakis, Tax Attorney, 40, Greece
Suzanna Laramee, Financial Advisor (retired), 66, United States

Photo credit: Ralph Lauer

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