Competitors

The first competitor to perform is Tarmo Peltokoski. The order of performance was decided by lot at the Helsinki Music Centre on 17 August. The pianist whose name is drawn will perform first, and the others will follow in alphabetical order.

The competitors (37) represent 15 nationalities: South Korea (6 competitors), Finland (6), United States (5), Russia (4), China (2), Germany (3), Indonesia (2), Israel (2), Italy (1), Spain (1), Great Britain (1), Canada (1), Norway (1), Ukraine (1) and New Zealand (1).

  • 1 ALASAARELA Hannu

    1 ALASAARELA Hannu

    Finland
    age 23
    Sibelius Academy 2014–
    Oulunsalo Art School 2006–2013
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  • 2 AN Tianxu

    2 AN Tianxu

    China
    age 18
    Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia 2015–
    Central Conservatory of Music, Middle School, Beijing 2007–2013
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  • 3 BOUTEREY-ISHIDO Jun

    3 BOUTEREY-ISHIDO Jun

    New Zealand
    age 27
    Musik-Akademie Basel 2014–2016
    Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart 2010–2014
    Liszt Academy, Budapest 2008–2010
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  • 4 CARR Joachim

    4 CARR Joachim

    Norway
    age 29
    Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin 2011–2016
    Barratt Due musikkinstitutt, Oslo 2006–2010
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  • 5 DAVID Isabelle

    5 DAVID Isabelle

    Canada
    age 27
    Université de Montréal 2016–
    New England Conservatory, Boston 2014–2016
    McGill University, Schulich School of Music, Montreal 2007–2011
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  • 6 GRINSHTEIN Natanel

    6 GRINSHTEIN Natanel

    Israel
    age 22
    Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University 2013–
    Givatayim Conservatory, Israel 2008–2013
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  • 7 HANßEN Knut

    7 HANßEN Knut

    Germany
    age 24
    Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln 2009–2017
    Hochschule für Musik und Theater München 2013–2017
    Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf 2003–2009
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  • 8 HARTONO Anthony

    8 HARTONO Anthony

    Indonesia
    age 22
    Sibelius Academy 2016–
    Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore 2012–2016
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  • 9 IN So Hyang

    9 IN So Hyang

    South Korea
    age 25
    Hochschule für Musik und Theater München 2015–
    Seoul National University 2010–2014
    Seoul Arts High School 2007–2010
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  • 10 JALKANEN Väinö

    10 JALKANEN Väinö

    Finland
    age 28
    Sibelius Academy  2009–2010, 2015–2016
    Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin 2010–2015
    Liszt Academy, Budapest 2013–2014
    Sibelius Academy Youth Department 2003–2009
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  • 11 KIM Jiyoung

    11 KIM Jiyoung

    South Korea
    age 21
    Seoul National University 2015–
    Seoul Arts High School 2012–2015
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  • 12 KIM Jun Ho

    12 KIM Jun Ho

    South Korea
    age 22
    Kyung Hee University, College of Music, Seoul 2014–
    Seoul Arts High School 2011–2014
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  • 13 KIM Yedam

    13 KIM Yedam

    South Korea
    age 29
    École Normale de Musique de Paris 2012–2016
    Universität Mozarteum Salzburg 2012–2013
    Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris 2006–2010
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  • 14 KLEIN Kathrin Isabelle

    14 KLEIN Kathrin Isabelle

    Germany
    age 25
    Hochschule für Musik und Theater München 2015–
    Hochschule für Musik Würzburg 2012–2015
    Musikhochschule Freiburg 2011–2012
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  • 15 KLIMO Peter

    15 KLIMO Peter

    United States
    age 26
    Texas Christian University 2014–2017
    Yale School of Music 2012–2014
    Eastman School of Music 2008–2012
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  • 16 LAPAZ LOMBARDO Enrique

    16 LAPAZ LOMBARDO Enrique

    Spain
    age 28
    Escuela de Música Reina Sofía, Madrid 2014–2017
    Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, St. Petersburg 2010–2014
    Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona 2006–2010
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  • 17 LASARACINA Viviana Pia

    17 LASARACINA Viviana Pia

    Italy
    age 29
    Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome 2013–2016 
    Royal Academy of Music, London 2012–2014
    Conservatorio di Musica Nino Rota, Monopoli 2003–2011
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  • 18 LI Zhenni

    18 LI Zhenni

    China
    age 29
    McGill University, Schulich School of Music, Montreal 2014–
    Yale School of Music 2012–2014
    The Juilliard School 2006–2012Read More »
  • 19 LOPATYNSKYI Roman

    19 LOPATYNSKYI Roman

    Ukraine
    age 24
    International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro”, Imola 2009–2017
    Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, Kiev 2011–2016
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  • 20 MELEMED Mackenzie

    20 MELEMED Mackenzie

    United States
    age 22
    The Juilliard School 2013–
    New England Conservatory, Boston 2008–2013
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  • 21 ORTH Kyle

    21 ORTH Kyle

    United States
    age 26
    New England Conservatory, Boston 2014–
    Texas Christian University 2009–2013
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  • 22 PAN Anke

    22 PAN Anke

    Germany
    age 24
    Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln 2005–
    Folkwang Musikhochschule Essen 1998–2005 
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  • 23 PARK Hyo-Eun

    23 PARK Hyo-Eun

    South Korea
    age 22
    Seoul National University 2014–
    Seoul Arts High School 2011–2014
    Yewon School 2008–2011Read More »
  • 24 PARKHOMENKO Daria

    24 PARKHOMENKO Daria

    Russia
    age 26
    Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg 2013–
    Special Music College at the Rostov Rachmaninov Conservatoire 2003–2008
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  • 25 PELTOKOSKI Tarmo

    25 PELTOKOSKI Tarmo

    Finland
    age 17
    Helsinki Conservatory 2016–
    Kuula Institute, Vaasa 2008–2016
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  • 26 RAJESHKUMAR Kausikan

    26 RAJESHKUMAR Kausikan

    United Kingdom
    age 27
    Scuola di Musica di Fiesole 2014–2015
    Accademia Pianistica di Imola 2014–2015 
    Royal College of Music, London 2011–2014
    University of Cambridge 2008–2011
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  • 27 SARASVATHI Victoria Audrey

    27 SARASVATHI Victoria Audrey

    Indonesia
    age 20
    Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover 2010–
    Jakarta Conservatory of Music 2004–2010
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  • 28 STASEVSKIJ Justas

    28 STASEVSKIJ Justas

    Finland
    age 27
    Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien 2011–
    Sibelius Academy 2009–2016
    Tampere Conservatory 1997–2004
    Sibelius Academy Youth Department 2004–2009
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  • 29 STROGIY Ruslan

    29 STROGIY Ruslan

    Russia
    age 25
    Sibelius Academy 2016–
    Musical College named after Rimsky-Korsakov, St. Petersburg 2011–2016
    Tallinna Muusikakeskkool 2005–2010
    Narva Muusikaskool 1998–2005
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  • 30 SUH Hans H.

    30 SUH Hans H.

    South Korea
    age 27
    Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover 2016–
    The Juilliard School (Exchange Program through Columbia University) 2009–2013
    Mannes College of Music, Preparatory Division, New York 2001–2009
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  • 31 SÖDERSTRÖM Fanny

    31 SÖDERSTRÖM Fanny

    Finland
    age 24
    Universität der Künste Berlin 2016–2017
    Sibelius Academy 2012–
    Sibelius Academy Youth Department 2009–2012
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  • 32 TARATUSHKIN Mark

    32 TARATUSHKIN Mark

    Russia
    age 27
    Universität der Künste Berlin 2014–
    École Normale de Musique de Paris 2013–2014
    Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover 2012–2013
    Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory 2008–2012
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  • 33 VOROTNAYA Anastasia

    33 VOROTNAYA Anastasia

    Russia
    age 22
    Lake Como International Piano Academy 2016–
    Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, Madrid 2012–
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  • 34 WONG Evan

    34 WONG Evan

    United States
    age 27
    Northwestern University 2016–
    Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover 2014–
    The Juilliard School 2012–2014
    New England Conservatory, Boston 2005–2012
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  • 35 YULIN Maria

    35 YULIN Maria

    Israel
    age 29
    Universität der Künste Berlin 2013–
    Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover 2009–2013
    Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna –2009
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  • 36 ZAITSEV Aleksei

    36 ZAITSEV Aleksei

    Finland
    age 22
    Sibelius Academy 2014–
    Sibelius Academy Youth Department 2011–2014
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  • 37 ZANG Xiaolu * cancellation *

    37 ZANG Xiaolu * cancellation *

    China 
    age 17
    Central Conservatory of Music, Middle School, Beijing 2013–2017
    Central Conservatory of Music, Primary School, Beijing 2010–2013
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  • 38 ZHANG Fifi

    38 ZHANG Fifi

    United States
    age 24
    The Juilliard School 2015–2017
    Columbia University 2011–2015
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