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Cooper Jury Announces Semifinal Round Results

July 23, 2013

Erich Burnett

Angela Wee of New York performs in the Semifinal Round of the 2013 Cooper International Competition
Angela Wee of New York performs in the Semifinal Round of the 2013 Cooper International Competition. Wee was one of 10 violinists to advance to the Concerto Round.
Photo credit: Will Roane

After three days of riveting Semifinal Round performances, the jury for the 2103 Cooper International Competition revealed the 10 participants who will advance to the Concerto Round, scheduled to take place in 1:30 and 7 p.m. sessions at Oberlin’s Warner Concert Hall on Tuesday, July 23.

The advancing participants are:

Ava Bahari

Gallia Kastner

Shuaishuai Lin

Ming Liu

Ashley Park

Kyumin Park

Naoko Tajima

Jieming Tang

Angela Wee

William Ching-Yi Wei

The announcement was made shortly after 11 p.m. on July 22, following the final evening session of the Semifinal Round.

From the Concerto Round pool, six participants will advance to the Recital Finals, to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Oberlin's Warner Concert Hall.

The top three Recital Finalists will advance to the Concerto Finals on Friday, July 26, at Severance Hall. There, they will perform with The Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jahja Ling. On the line will be cash prizes totaling more than $20,000, as well as three full scholarships to attend the Oberlin Conservatory.

In addition, top performers not advancing to the Concerto Finals will take part in an Honors Concert in Warner Concert Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25.

The Concerto Round, Recital Finals, and Honors Concert are free and open to the public. Tickets for the July 26 Concerto Finals at Severance Hall start at $15 and are available at the Severance Hall Box Office or the Cleveland Orchestra website. For more information on the 2013 Cooper International Competition, please visit the Oberlin Cooper Competition website.

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