FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Six finalists have been named in the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held at Bass Hall in Fort Worth.
Organizers in Fort Worth late Tuesday announced the finalists are American Sean Chen, 24; Fei-Fei Dong of China, 22; Vadym Kholodenko of the Ukraine, 26; Nikita Mndoyants of Russia, 24; Beatrice Rana of Italy, 20; and Tomoki Sakata of Japan, 19.READ MORE: 2 Men Killed After Crane Falls On Pickup Truck On Texas Interstate
The final round begins Thursday. Award winners will be announced Sunday.
Thirty contestants from 13 countries have taken part in the competition that’s held every four years and showcases the world’s best pianists.READ MORE: Woman Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Driving Pickup Head-On Into Victim's Car
Cliburn died in February at age 78 at his Fort Worth home after battling bone cancer.
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