Xavi Torres and Liya Grigoryan semi-finalists in Thelonious Monk Competition

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Pianists Xavi Torres and Liya Grigoryan have reached the semi-final of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind in jazz. On December 2nd in Washington D.C. they will compete with twelve other semi-finalists for a place in the final on December 3rd.

Liya Grigoryan (1991, Armenia) obtained her bachelor’s degree in jazz piano in 2014 and her master’s degree in 2016, both at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Xavi Torres (1991, Spain) studied classical and jazz piano at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, graduating from the master’s degree programme in jazz piano in 2016 and the bachelor’s degree programme in classical piano in 2017.