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The World of Piano Competitions – issue 2 2021

November 26th, 2021 in Piano News by | 3 comments

As a collaborating partner Piano Street is proud to present the sixth issue of The World of Piano Competitions, a magazine initiated by PIANIST Magazine (Netherlands and Germany) and its Editor-in-Chief Eric Schoones. Here we get a rich insight into the world of international piano competitions through the eyes of its producers and participants.

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Contributing Editors: Gustav Alink (Alink-Argerich Foundation), Gerrit Glaner (Steinway), Patrick Jovell (Piano Street), Florian Riem (WFIMC).

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Piano Street is happy to share the sixth issue of WOPC with our readers free of charge: The-World-of-Piano-Competitions-issue-2-2021.pdf


Alexander Gadjiev | Chopin and the ungraspable
Anton Gerzenberg | Balancing act
Sa Chen | Opening to the future
Garrick Ohlsson | Working with a millipede

Competition Report
18th Chopin Competition Warsaw
Liszt Competition Budapest
MozART in Aachen

In Profile
Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn
10th Intern. Franz Liszt Piano Competition Weimar – Bayreuth
Geneva International Music Competition
Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition
Internationaler Schimmel Klavierwettbewerb
Memorijal Jurica Murai & Murai Grand Prix
International Brahms Piano Competition Detmold
International Schubert Competition
International Paderewski Piano Competition
International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival | U.S.A.
XII Darmstadt International Chopin Piano Competition
Schumann Competition 2021 Düsseldorf

Behind the Scenes
WFIMC | Agenda and News
Géza Anda 1921–1976 | All honour to the music
Victoria Hall
The Concert Technician | Backbone of a Piano Competition
The Paderewski Music Association

The Piano
Fazioli’s 40th Anniversary
The Kayserburg Étoile Collection of Exotic Woods
Pianists and Piano Brands | Mutual Love, Admiration and Fascination
The Chris Maene Straight-Strung Concert Grand Piano


The piano enjoys a tremendous popularity worldwide and has the universal quality to be able to communicate through cultures, history and geographical borders. The value of piano competitions cannot be overestimated in terms of focus on the piano as an instrument and piano playing. The competition industry engages a multiplicity of concerns including hi-end piano manufacturing, media coverage and broadcast, repertoire spotlight and pedagogy, concert and lecture production and not least, career opportunity and exposure for laureates and non-laureates. All this contributes to a richer cultural life and can powerfully promote the aim we all share: to spread the joy and riches of the art of piano playing.

”Piano music, especially live, is incomparable and can be a great source of joy for players and listeners. We all should strive to allow as many people benefit from it as possible. For that, this edition of The World of Piano Competition is an excellent form of encouragement. I hope its message spreads widely! I wish everyone much joy reading it and, later on, attending a concert!”
— Guido Zimmermann, President Steinway & Sons Europe

is published twice a year by PIANIST, as a part of the regular edition, and also worldwide as a separate magazine.

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  • Interlude.hk says:

    Thank you very much for the magazine. Many detailed interviews and insights on piano competitions and piano repertoire!

  • Grace Wang says:

    Dear editor,
    I’ve read this issue and have a question on page 9, question 4 (in red), can you please advise if the mentioned “Bruce Lee” meant “Bruce Xiaoyu Liu”(the winner of 2021 Chopin competition)? If so, the last name should be corrected accordingly.
    I also find it surprising that Bruce Xiaoyu Liu is the winner of the competition, yet the picture of the cover is another contestant. This is quite interesting to me. Thank you!

  • The Best Piano Teachers says:

    I really enjoy the magazine. It is a very interesting and well-written magazine that covers many different topics related to piano competitions, including interviews with some of the top competition organizers in the world. I also like how it provides useful information about various competitions, as well as an insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes of these great events.

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