James Mottram International Piano Comp winners announced

5 December 2012, 12:24 | Updated: 5 December 2012, 12:27

Three pianists have been named as winners in the RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition after a week of heats and concerts.

The James Mottram International Piano Competition has concluded, with two joint winners being selected in the senior category. Victoria Vassilenko and Hin Yat Tsang were deemed inseparable by judges, while YiLei Heo was awarded first prize in the junior category.

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu accompanied all the finalists (three in each category) in concerto performances.

Chairman of the jury Graham Scott commented on the finalists themselves: "My huge thanks goes to them all, and to our distinguished jury members for their effort and enthusiasm which has been a real feature of the competition."

The final concert was recorded by Classic FM and will be broadcast on December 10th.

The full list of finalists and winners is as follows:

Senior Category:

Joint Second Prize: Victoria Vassilenko and Hin Yat Tsang

Third Prize: Lee Dionne

Junior Category:

First Prize: YiLei Hao

Second Prize: Hao Zi Yoh

Third Prize: Zihui Song