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« on: September 13, 2015, 01:54:53 AM »

My daughter is going to participate 17th International Chopin Competition.  I am wondering if anyone living in Warsaw can recommend any piano shops or schools that my daughter can practice during the Competition in Warsaw.

Thank you very much in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 02:06:45 AM »

Welcome to PS Smiley

I'M SOOOO JEALUS OF YOUR DAUGHTER!! Grin

But I live in South Dakota, United States. So sorry.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 04:49:09 AM »

From the competition website:
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Your hotel rooms will be equipped with digital pianos so you all could practice as much as you need (with headphones, of course). Every contestant will also get about 2 hours a day of practicing in the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (the same place as during the Preliminary Round). An additional opportunity will be provided by the piano brands present at the Competition.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 04:59:15 AM »

From the competition website:
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Your hotel rooms will be equipped with digital pianos so you all could practice as much as you need (with headphones, of course). Every contestant will also get about 2 hours a day of practicing in the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (the same place as during the Preliminary Round). An additional opportunity will be provided by the piano brands present at the Competition.

Outin don't, you made my heart rate spike!! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 05:16:31 AM »

Outin don't, you made my heart rate spike!! Wink

I think you could be the first maverick to succeed in the competition, using some imitations to spice up your performances Smiley

Look at what happened at Tchaikovsky... Times do change, maybe even in Poland?  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 05:19:21 AM »

I think you could be the first maverick to succeed in the competition, using some imitations to spice up your performances Smiley

Haha! That would be so funny! So I'd be like

"I will be performing Chopin's Third sonata, the first movement will be played in the style of Martha Argerich, the second Maurizio Pollini, the third Krystian Zimerman, and the fourth... Katsaris?" HAHAHAHA
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2015, 05:35:49 AM »



...Chopin's Third sonata, the first movement will be played in the style of Martha Argerich, ...

OT but have you heard the Novaes recording of this sonata? If not, you should, it's on YT.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2015, 08:19:33 AM »

Outin is right about the availability of piano's.

I contested in the Chopin Competition twice too, and the moment you get to your hotel room in Warsaw, you'll be overwhelmed by pianos. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2015, 04:40:46 PM »

@ outin
Thank you! But  the digital piano at hotel room is not that good for fingers, and 2 hour practicing is not enough...
She is 17 and has no much experience for such a big competition...It seems to me that she needs to practice more than 2 hours...
Anyway, thanks for your reply!
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2015, 05:04:37 PM »

@glennross: Thank you so much for your kind replying! Wow, You've been there 2 times! And I am very happy to hear about the digital piano! That is for sure a wonderful news! So, we don't really need to worry about practicing out side?
Thanks so much again!
Janet (contestant Annie Zhou's mother)
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2015, 05:10:46 PM »

Whoa! You're Annie Zhou's mother?!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2015, 09:38:44 PM »

Whoa! You're Annie Zhou's mother?!!!!

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2015, 09:41:07 PM »

@glennross: Thank you so much for your kind replying! Wow, You've been there 2 times! And I am very happy to hear about the digital piano! That is for sure a wonderful news! So, we don't really need to worry about practicing out side?
Thanks so much again!
Janet (contestant Annie Zhou's mother)
Wel,, actually, glenross claims he's 16. Figure it out.
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2015, 12:24:24 PM »

For any of you who have not seen Annie's amazing preliminary round in 2015,  below is the link.  Janet, we will be rooting for her! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uhhbE1J6o0
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2015, 02:17:41 PM »

@glennross: Thank you so much for your kind replying! Wow, You've been there 2 times! And I am very happy to hear about the digital piano! That is for sure a wonderful news! So, we don't really need to worry about practicing out side?
Thanks so much again!
Janet (contestant Annie Zhou's mother)

Annie Zhou, eh?

Always happy to help a fellow Canadian out! Wink

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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2015, 02:22:47 PM »

Wel,, actually, glenross claims he's 16. Figure it out.

And why exactly would this not be possible, my dear sir?

As I said in an earlier post, I've had lessons from age 4 from an excellent teacher, so anything is possible as long as consistency and discipline are present. By the way, I turned 16 some days ago.

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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2015, 02:24:06 PM »

And why exactly would this not be possible, my dear sir?

"My dear sir" is a girl named Emily, and that's not possible because the Chopin competition happens every 5 years and you have to be 15 to compete.

For any of you who have not seen Annie's amazing preliminary round in 2015,  below is the link.  Janet, we will be rooting for her! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uhhbE1J6o0

Thanks for the link dogperson, I remember when prelims were going I had the live stream going. When she came on I had a head-snap and I had to look and see who this was playing. Sort of like what I did for George Li's op. 10 no. 4 Wink
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2015, 03:22:15 PM »

I'm going to Warsaw to watch some of the round 1!! Cheesy.  Lmao glenn ross claims he competed in the Chopin competition twice and he just turned 16? if you lie at least make it near believable
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2015, 03:51:11 PM »

"My dear sir" is a girl named Emily, and that's not possible because the Chopin competition happens every 5 years and you have to be 15 to compete.

Thanks for the link dogperson, I remember when prelims were going I had the live stream going. When she came on I had a head-snap and I had to look and see who this was playing. Sort of like what I did for George Li's op. 10 no. 4 Wink

I'm so sorry. I didn't read for the thread title. Warsaw, I was talking about the one in Szafarnia.

The Warsaw competition is a much too high level of Chopin for me.
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2015, 04:57:00 PM »

I'm so sorry. I didn't read for the thread title. Warsaw, I was talking about the one in Szafarnia.

The Warsaw competition is a much too high level of Chopin for me.

you didn't take 10 seconds to read the first sentence? You knew it was in Warsaw you gave advice about the hotel rooms in Warsaw.  Just give us links of you playing so we can actually believe anything you say
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2015, 09:14:48 PM »

If anyone here has the time to actually, click oneach competition and their "Photo Galleries" to see the contestants of the Sfrzania Competition/.

http://www.szafarnia.art.pl/en/Previous_Editions

I mean, he might be telling the truth.
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2015, 01:24:49 AM »

Annie Zhou, eh?

Always happy to help a fellow Canadian out! Wink

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Yes, Glenn! A fellow Canadian|? You are also a Canadian, Wow!
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2015, 01:31:26 AM »

@pencilart : Thank you so much for watching Annie's preliminary round (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uhhbE1J6o0), and for your encouraging comment!  Smiley 
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2015, 01:59:02 AM »

you didn't take 10 seconds to read the first sentence? You knew it was in Warsaw you gave advice about the hotel rooms in Warsaw.  Just give us links of you playing so we can actually believe anything you say
his audition room posts are pretty good, I gotta say! and the photo galleries don't show names, so if he didn't win :/
Let's not have a dispute about this one guy please?? It's getting to the point where people who don't know anything about the Warsaw competition are on here to argue (which includes me, unfortunately).

And Tongue I am the "florestan eusebius" user who commented on literally every Chopin Competition video! (Though I'm pretty sure @oldrabit you've gotten so many [well-deserved] compliments on your videos that you probably don't remember everyone's usernames Grin)
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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2015, 02:12:58 AM »

his audition room posts are pretty good, I gotta say! and the photo galleries don't show names, so if he didn't win :/
Let's not have a dispute about this one guy please?? It's getting to the point where people who don't know anything about the Warsaw competition are on here to argue (which includes me, unfortunately).

And Tongue I am the "florestan eusebius" user who commented on literally every Chopin Competition video! (Though I'm pretty sure @oldrabit you've gotten so many [well-deserved] compliments on your videos that you probably don't remember everyone's usernames Grin)


OMG, you are florestan eusebius! WOw! nice to meet you here! I clearly remember your user name and almost every helpful and sincere comment! Let me thank you again here at PS!
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2016, 08:05:13 PM »

his audition room posts are pretty good, I gotta say! and the photo galleries don't show names, so if he didn't win :/
Let's not have a dispute about this one guy please?? It's getting to the point where people who don't know anything about the Warsaw competition are on here to argue (which includes me, unfortunately).

And Tongue I am the "florestan eusebius" user who commented on literally every Chopin Competition video! (Though I'm pretty sure @oldrabit you've gotten so many [well-deserved] compliments on your videos that you probably don't remember everyone's usernames Grin)


LOL florestan eusebius......
btw SUPER late answer to this post but I was just in warsaw and I practiced at steinway-warsaw Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2016, 09:11:42 PM »

How did it go? @pianorahrah
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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2016, 04:44:13 AM »

How did it go? @pianorahrah

Well I actually only practiced a bit, since we were on vacation Smiley but I had a performance in another city and that went well Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2016, 04:36:32 PM »

Good! Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2016, 02:17:48 AM »

Annie Zhou is so good OMG SHE WAS MY FAVORITE LATE POST LOL
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