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).
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
18th Chopin Competition Warsaw
Liszt Competition Budapest
MozART in Aachen
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
The Concert Technician | Backbone of a Piano Competition
The Paderewski Music Association
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
THE WORLD OF PIANO COMPETITIONS
is published twice a year by PIANIST, as a part of the regular edition, and also worldwide as a separate magazine.