By Daniel Hathaway

Cleveland, OH — August 1, 2011

The jury has selected eight pianists to advance to the Semi-final round of the Cleveland International Piano Competition. The following names were read from the stage of the Bolton Theater at the Cleveland Play House tonight at 10:45 pm by jury chairman Peter Frankl, following the sixth session of the second round. Each will play one hour recitals during the afternoon and evening sessions on August 2 and 3, and four finalists will play concertos with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall on August 5 and 6.

Tuesday, August 2 at 1pm*

Ms. Kyu Yeon Kim (25, Korea)

Mr. Yunjie Chen (30, China)

Tuesday, August 2 at 7 pm

Mr. Jae-Weon Huh (24, Korea)

Ms. EunAe Lee (23, Korea)

Wednesday, August 3 at 1pm*

Mr. Eric Zuber (26, USA)

Mr. Alexey Chernov (28, Russia)

Wednesday, August 3 at 7 pm

Mr. Alexander Schimpf (29, Germany)

Mr. Mateusz Borowiak (23, UK/Poland)

* please note the corrected start time.