ONE BRIT, TWO AMERICANS IN 2023 TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO FINALS
The Russians have announced a narrow field of participants in their high-prestige event. An overwhelming majority of contenders are Russian and Chinese.
In the high-profile piano section, there is George Harliono (pictured) from the UK, Angel Stanislav Wang and Min Joo Yi from the USA, Anchi Mai from France and a lone Italian, Alessandro Villalva.
No westerners have made it into the violin section.
An Australian, Sam Lucas, and two Americans, Fiona Faye Tsang and Lazar Kaminsky, are in the cello finals.