June 15, 2023

Janina Fialkowska, chairman of the Jury for the 2023 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival (taking place June 8–17, 2023, at Caruth Auditorium at SMU and Meyerson Symphony Center) is proud to announce the three pianists advancing to the Final Round. The Final Round will take place this Saturday, June 17, beginning at 2:30 p.m. CDT, at Meyerson Symphony Center, where each finalist will perform a full concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Valentina Peleggi.

Tickets to attend the Final Round in person are on sale now at Cliburn.org. The concert will also be streamed live and available on demand at Cliburn.org, YouTube.com/thecliburn, Hyfi.com, and Amadeus.tv (in China).

The Finalists

Seokyoung Hong 홍석영, 15, South Korea
Jan Schulmeister, 16, Czechia
Yifan Wu 吴一凡, 14, China

Final Round Schedule

Final Round Concert  I  2:30 PM

Jan Schulmeister, 16, Czechia – SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 22

Yifan Wu 吴一凡, 14, China – CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11


Seokyoung Hong 홍석영, 15, South Korea – RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43