The official website of the competition has announced the finalists:
I'm going to post them here for you to see. Here are 6 organists who are OFFICIALLY admitted to the FINAL Round of the 8th International Piano and Organ Competition (in ALPHABETICAL order):
No. 2 Tyler Jason Boehmer, United States
No. 4 Somang Lee, South Korea
No. 11 Josef Kratochvíl, Czech Republic
No. 16 Filip Šmerda, Czech Republic
No. 20 Jan Šprta, Czech Republic
No. 22 Hyun Sun Park, South Korea
Congratulations! I'm looking forward to listening to your performances on Friday.
If you read my reviews of the 2nd Round, you would have noticed I have given each contestant a score from 1 to 10 in 3 categories - technique, registration and artistry. I have added up the points for each category and came up with my own list of the results.
Are you curious? Here they are in DESCENDING order:
No. 2 Tyler Jason Boehmer, United States - 81 points
No. 7 Sunghyun Park, South Korea - 79 points
No. 11 Josef Kratochvíl, Czech Republic - 76 points
No. 4 Somang Lee, South Korea - 74 points
No. 22 Hyun Sun Park, South Korea - 70 points
No. 3 Ilaria Centorrino, Italy - 68 points
So the above 6 people ACCORDING TO MY OWN SCORES would have advanced to the Final Round. And here are the remaining scores in descending order:
No. 1 Yohan Chung, South Korea - 67 points
No. 16 Filip Šmerda, Czech Republic - 67 points
No. 20 Jan Šprta, Czech Republic - 66 points
No. 14 Ae Shell Nam, South Korea - 62 points
No. 13 Anastasiia Igoshina, Russian Federation - 61 points
No. 17 Alexander Little, United Kingdom - 60 points
[Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion which may or may not coincide with the reader's opinion. If you don't like it, write your own.]
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