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Offline rubinsteinmad

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #300 on: October 28, 2015, 11:15:41 PM »
If anybody cares, here are Long-Thibaud-Crespin results.

1st- n/a
2nd-Julian Trevelyan, 16 (UK)
3rd- Kaoru Jitsukawa, 26 (Japan)
4th- Joo Hyeon Park, 27 (South Korea)
5th- Madoka Fukami, 27 (Japan)
6th- Daria Kiseleva, 26 (Russia)

Special Prizes:
Concerto Prize- Julian Trevelyan, 16 (UK)
Commisioned work Prize- Kaoru Jitsukawa, 26 (Japan)
Association of Friends of the Contest Prize- Kaory Jutsikawa, 26 (Japan)
Ravel Prize- Madoka Fukami, 27 (Japan)

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #301 on: October 30, 2015, 01:18:11 AM »
damn that dude must be good! I see why they didn't give him 1st... he's so young, that's why.
Why didn't they do that with Debargue? Not award a first place, give 2nd to Debargue, tie Li and Geniusas for 3rd?? :P

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #302 on: October 30, 2015, 02:47:48 AM »
damn that dude must be good! I see why they didn't give him 1st... he's so young, that's why.
Why didn't they do that with Debargue? Not award a first place, give 2nd to Debargue, tie Li and Geniusas for 3rd?? :P

where? Chopin COmpetition? Thciakovsky Competition?

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #303 on: October 30, 2015, 03:47:56 AM »
where? Chopin COmpetition? Thciakovsky Competition?
Tchaikovsky you dumbass

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #304 on: October 30, 2015, 04:12:50 AM »
Tchaikovsky you dumbass

You didn't make that very obvious, smart donkey.
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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #305 on: October 30, 2015, 04:57:55 AM »
You didn't make that very obvious, smart donkey.
Salty huh :P

Debargue = Tchaikovsky
He's like famous
Another example: if I were talking about Yundi winning X competition, would it not be obvious that I'm talking about the Chopin? You'd be waaaaay overthinking if you'd been thinking about anything else :P

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #306 on: October 31, 2015, 03:44:04 AM »
You guys probably don't know what the Santander COmpetiion is, but its pretty presitigious. It is one of the few competitions where if you get a prize, you are automatically accepted in the Chopin Comeptition.

This year winnr are:
First Prize Juan Pérez Floristán
Second Prize David Jae-Weon Huh
Third Prize Jianing Kong
Canon Audience Prize: Juan Pérez Floristán

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«Reply #307 on: October 31, 2015, 03:52:04 PM »
You guys probably don't know what the Santander COmpetiion is, but its pretty presitigious. It is one of the few competitions where if you get a prize, you are automatically accepted in the Chopin Comeptition.

This year winnr are:
First Prize Juan Pérez Floristán
Second Prize David Jae-Weon Huh
Third Prize Jianing Kong
Canon Audience Prize: Juan Pérez Floristán

damn; well good on them!
I didn't know this competition existed though :P NEVER MIND it's the Paloma O'Shea... I know that one... A couple of my classmates were in it, so I always thought it was "just" a junior competition. Now I know that they had huge ambitions ;D

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #308 on: October 31, 2015, 04:10:17 PM »
Oh, and the Honens and the Clara Haskil ended in September.

The Honens gives 100,000 Canadian Dollars to the 1st prize winner.

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #309 on: October 31, 2015, 05:16:59 PM »
Oh, and the Honens and the Clara Haskil ended in September.

The Honens gives 100,000 Canadian Dollars to the 1st prize winner.
yeah, the "largest piano prize" in the world (well the largest prize EVER given was in the first [and last] Ivo Pogorelich Competition, $100,000 USD...? idk, CAD vs. USD...)

but even so, the Honens is not that popular... if I heard that a guy won the Honen's, I'd be like, "yeah, he's good, respect" but I wouldn't be crying tears of joy and shouting YASSSSSSS like I was when Cho won the Chopin competition


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«Reply #310 on: October 31, 2015, 05:28:45 PM »
yeah, the "largest piano prize" in the world (well the largest prize EVER given was in the first [and last] Ivo Pogorelich Competition, $100,000 USD...? idk, CAD vs. USD...)

but even so, the Honens is not that popular... if I heard that a guy won the Honen's, I'd be like, "yeah, he's good, respect" but I wouldn't be crying tears of joy and shouting YASSSSSSS like I was when Cho won the Chopin competition


He's Seong-jin Chopin

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #311 on: November 07, 2015, 06:01:12 PM »

and yes Argerich should just leave the jury in disgust.

Well on this page, she looks like shes about to fling her purse at someone...

http://chopincompetition2015.com/news/2067eb4c-6556-4304-ac84-072a54ab58dc

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #312 on: November 22, 2015, 01:49:41 AM »
'kay, so Im listening to the Hammamatsu Competition right now.

Dario Martin's Beethoven Op. 109 is SO BEAUTIFUL  :o

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«Reply #313 on: November 22, 2015, 01:52:33 AM »
But anyways, I LOVE the sound quality of the Hammamatsu Livestreams.

My favorite sound-quality is the Chopin Competition, with the Liszt and Hammamatsu close behind.

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #314 on: November 22, 2015, 06:52:25 AM »
How refreshing, no etudes in the first round...and some interesting repertoire.

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«Reply #315 on: November 22, 2015, 05:43:28 PM »
How refreshing, no etudes in the first round...and some interesting repertoire.

Yeah, but I wish they allowed Clementi Sonatas.


Beethoven Sonatas are pretty enlightening, but the Haydn and Mozart Sonatas are not always very interesting...

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #316 on: November 23, 2015, 01:48:43 AM »
Marcel Mok is amazing too.

His Haydn Sonata (especially in the 3rd movement), he brings up sounds that make it sound fuller, as if played by an orchestra. However, his nervousness in the 3rd movement made him not so flawless.

His Tombeau de Couperin was exquisite. I cant express in words how beautiful it was.

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«Reply #317 on: November 23, 2015, 02:19:26 AM »
Kato Daiki's performance was amazing as well.

The Mephisto Waltz inner sections were as exquisite as 'exquisite' can get.

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«Reply #318 on: November 23, 2015, 02:53:57 AM »
Daniel Hsu, hailinig from the USA, gave the most sincere performance of Chopin's Scherzo #3 that Ive ever heard.

Watch out, France and Russia! The USA is not far behind!

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #319 on: November 26, 2015, 06:18:38 AM »
too bad I can't delete other people's quotes of my posts

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«Reply #320 on: November 26, 2015, 06:19:56 AM »
Daniel Hsu, hailinig from the USA, gave the most sincere performance of Chopin's Scherzo #3 that Ive ever heard.

Watch out, France and Russia! The USA is not far behind!

this isn't the Olympics

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #321 on: November 26, 2015, 08:30:53 AM »
Aaaaah! I forgot about the Hammamatsu starting this past weekend!
I have to watch this evening!

Is the standard high this year?

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #322 on: November 27, 2015, 10:24:40 PM »
"you're weird, sir..."

do you know where that's from?

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #323 on: November 27, 2015, 10:25:32 PM »

Is the standard high this year?

REALLY REALLY high

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«Reply #324 on: November 28, 2015, 01:59:34 AM »
'KAY, so for STAGE II:

Shen Lu makes so much sense out of the Alborada of Ravel. He manages to make it sound very tonal (unlike some other pianists).

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«Reply #325 on: December 01, 2015, 08:25:14 AM »
Is anyone else absolutely struggling with the live streaming?
Even when I set down the quality to 180p its still very halting and hard to listen to. Its terrible.
Its such an interesting competition. 8(

That's even on a 10Mb bandwidth connection.

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #326 on: December 06, 2015, 05:36:13 PM »
Hamamatsu Results:

1st: Alexander Gadjiev
2nd: Roman Lopatynskyi
3rd (tied): Daniel Hsu
              Alexei Melkinov
              Alexia Mouza
4th/Chamber Music Prize: Florian Mitrea
Commisioned Work Prize: Igor Andreev
Diploma for Oustanding Merit: Miura Kenji

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #327 on: December 06, 2015, 05:38:47 PM »
Anyways, the Telekom Beethoven COmpetition is going on

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«Reply #328 on: December 10, 2015, 08:53:37 PM »
FYI, the 2nd Rounders of the Tchaikovsky Comeptition for Young Moosicians is:

Yongqiu Liu (China)
Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin (Kazakhstan)
Ji Won Jung (Korea)
Arsenii Mun (Russia)
Anna Linkova (Russia)
Ido Zeev (Israel)
ChaeWon Kim (Korea)
Aleksandr Zakharov (Russia)
Yihsuan Chao (Taiwan)
Hyuk Lee (Korea)
Elizaveta Kliuchereva (Russia)
Su-Ah Ye (Korea)
Xuehong Chen (China)
Natasha Wu (Taiwan)
Roman Borisov (Russia)
Shuan Hern Lee (Australia)
Gleb-Iosif Romanchukevich (Russia)
 Mariia Klymenko (Ukraine)
Philipp Lynov (Russia)
Timofei Vladimirov (Russia)
Sofya Menshikova (Russia)

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«Reply #329 on: December 12, 2015, 12:45:12 AM »
Anyways, I'm rather disappointed by the Telekom Beethoven Competition; however, my opinion may change once I listen to the recordings.

The reason I'm disappointed is that the jury have eliminated most of the contestants that I've heard of in the past (Jianing Kong, Peter Friis Johansen, Jong Hai Park, etc.) However, perhaps I may find new pianists to listen to!

The finalists are:
 Moritz Winkelmann
Ben Cruchley
Filippo Gorini

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«Reply #330 on: January 02, 2016, 10:36:32 PM »
Well actually, the Telekom Beethoven Competition, the contestants are all AMAZING!  :D
It must be very competitive.

Ben Cruchley's performance of the Paganini Variations were superb! Though contrasted from Wei Luo's stunning performance, it was equally amazing, if not better.  :o Also, he introduced me to Schumann's Op. 82, playing it better than I ever imagined Schumann could be.

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«Reply #331 on: January 02, 2016, 11:09:40 PM »
BTW, Yeoul Eum Son just made 16 posts in a row on her Instagram Account

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«Reply #332 on: January 02, 2016, 11:53:53 PM »
FYI, the 2nd Rounders of the Tchaikovsky Comeptition for Young Moosicians is:

Yongqiu Liu (China)
Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin (Kazakhstan)
Ji Won Jung (Korea)
Arsenii Mun (Russia)
Anna Linkova (Russia)
Ido Zeev (Israel)
ChaeWon Kim (Korea)
Aleksandr Zakharov (Russia)
Yihsuan Chao (Taiwan)
Hyuk Lee (Korea)
Elizaveta Kliuchereva (Russia)
Su-Ah Ye (Korea)
Xuehong Chen (China)
Natasha Wu (Taiwan)
Roman Borisov (Russia)
Shuan Hern Lee (Australia)
Gleb-Iosif Romanchukevich (Russia)
 Mariia Klymenko (Ukraine)
Philipp Lynov (Russia)
Timofei Vladimirov (Russia)
Sofya Menshikova (Russia)
Dang. I know 2 of the people in there. (Shuan is also pretty famous) Meanwhile, I'm wasting away on the Internet... edit: and Arsenii Mun is a beast

edit 2: wait shouldn't the results be out? this was from... last year.......
edit 3: yeah! they did! oh no... Arsenii......

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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #333 on: January 03, 2016, 06:03:57 AM »
Here's an upcoming piano competition.

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«Reply #334 on: January 03, 2016, 07:12:35 PM »
Here's an upcoming piano competition.

MTNA AND I'M LEAVING IN 4 DAYS AHHHHHHHHHH HELP

You will do great, I am sure :) It is another great opportunity to perform and make new experiences, so enjoy it!  
We will cross fingers for you.
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«Reply #335 on: January 04, 2016, 02:27:47 PM »
You will do great, I am sure :) It is another great opportunity to perform and make new experiences, so enjoy it!  
We will cross fingers for you.


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Re: Upcoming Piano Competitions- and discussion
«Reply #336 on: January 05, 2016, 05:37:23 AM »
Good Luck Noah!  I'm rooting got you!
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«Reply #337 on: January 05, 2016, 05:52:43 AM »
Good Luck Noah!  I'm rooting got you!

Why Theme! It's great to "see" you :) thank you so much!!!
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«Reply #338 on: January 26, 2016, 03:16:42 PM »
UNISA international piano competition started yesterday in South Africa with an opening concert I did not attend.
Off to the 1st round Jazz piano tonight (Classical starts tomorrow). It should prove quite entertaining.
I don't think they stream for watching though.

A lot of Russian/Korean pianists in classical this year. I am hoping for fascinating repertoires!

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«Reply #339 on: February 08, 2016, 12:43:38 PM »
Well it was an interesting compeition.
My views:

Classical suffered a bit from adding Jazz in the sense that I feel the competition was significantly easier than before. There is no more Mozart Concerto round for instance, which I think is very demanding round.

The pianists, being restricted to 13 Jazz and 13 Classical, meant less variety of players (although it was easier to watch with fewer repetitions of works). Also, there were far fewer spectators than the past. Bad advertising? Or uncertainty about the mixed styles?

Jazz was interesting and most enjoyable. But its always such a huge "brain switch" from Jazz to classical. That said, this time around the Classical player's technique was clearly far harder, more interesting and spectacular than the Jazz. Its not often you can do such a clear comparison.

The pianists:
The classical winner, Daniel Ciobanu was very interesting to watch! He has great technique and colours, although I felt sometimes speed overtook musicality. He's certainly superbly capable. I am looking forward to some winners recitals. His final Paganini Variations were riveting from start to finish. I am also glad I got to see Silvestri's Bacanale. Different, but very virtuoso piece.

I also enjoyed Kana Ito's playing. She was my favourite for a while. Her Totentanz was spectacular. I was a bit disappointed she did not make the finals. Perhaps her Haydn was not as good as it should have been. I thought few players got the classical sonatas right. Except the Korean Seomseung Lee, who made Haydn actually sound like Haydn.

Philipp Scheucher also played very well although I felt I missed a little fire.

For the Jazz, Addison Frei was most entertaining and a deserving winner, but I really enjoyed Sebastiaan van Bavel as well. He had a very intense improvisation session in the finals that were a pleasure to watch.

I can't help hoping that they will expand the competition a little and raise the standard again. After all, the first winner of the competition was Marc-Andre Hamelin and there were other very famous pianists in the past. I would hate to lose the possible participation of the world's top players.

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«Reply #340 on: February 24, 2016, 11:31:49 AM »
Competitors for the Junior and Young Artists Gina Bachauer piano competition announced...
It will Take place in Salt Lake City in June

https://www.bachauer.com/announcements/2016-official-competitors.html

some of the prize winners in previous years are:
Aimi Kobayashi
Lukas Geniusas
Yundi li
Tony Yike Yang
George Li
etc

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«Reply #341 on: March 11, 2016, 09:40:47 AM »
Competitors for the Junior and Young Artists Gina Bachauer piano competition announced...
It will Take place in Salt Lake City in June

https://www.bachauer.com/announcements/2016-official-competitors.html

some of the prize winners in previous years are:
Aimi Kobayashi
Lukas Geniusas
Yundi li
Tony Yike Yang
George Li
etc

I'm waiting for the International category! hopefully I can make it.

Also, is anyone here going to the "Rosario Marciano" Piano Competition? it takes place in August in Viena pianists.at