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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #50 on: October 20, 2015, 10:29:50 PM »
RESULTS SOON OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!DFDSBFJSBFKJASKJFBJKBFJ,ASBF,A

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #51 on: October 20, 2015, 10:33:48 PM »
I MA SO NVRUS I FGORT HWO TOO SLPEL
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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #52 on: October 20, 2015, 10:34:44 PM »
 :'(
I MA SO NVRUS I FGORT HWO TOO SLPEL

I cant believe its already over  :'(

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #53 on: October 20, 2015, 10:36:41 PM »
BTW, its so moving how at the Chopin Competition, the finalists basically get paparazzi. Normally, classical musicians don't get this type of fame.

BTW, AJLong: Rent a mustang when you get into Warsaw. Youll need to drive FAST from the pparrazi....

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #54 on: October 20, 2015, 10:39:53 PM »
NOTE TAKEN. I CAN RUN PRETTY DANG FAST TOO.

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #55 on: October 20, 2015, 10:53:27 PM »
1st     Seong-jin Cho
2nd     Charles Richard-Haemlin
3rd     Kate Liu
4tyj    Eric Lu
5th     Tony Yike Yang
6th     Dmitri Shishkin
7th     
8th
9th
10th

Mazurka- Kate Liu
Polonaise- Seong jin Cho
Concerto- Not Awarded
Sonata- Charles Richard-Hamelin

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #56 on: October 20, 2015, 10:55:35 PM »
I told you guys from the very beginning that Cho was the winner ;)

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #57 on: October 20, 2015, 10:56:40 PM »
I think Eric Lu was better than Seong-jin Cho, but that's OK. I mean, I TOLD you they wouldn't award the prize to Americans, even if they WERE the best..

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #58 on: October 20, 2015, 10:58:30 PM »
But anyways, things like this always happen.

I still think Dmitry Shishkin and Aimi should've been a little higher thn Yike Yang ::)
And I thought Lu could've been higher, and Hamelin could've been lower, but that's OK, because the judges are very respectable musicians.

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #59 on: October 20, 2015, 11:05:31 PM »
Nah. Shishkin's playing was so ridiculously cold.

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #60 on: October 20, 2015, 11:09:15 PM »
Nah. Shishkin's playing was so ridiculously cold.

Worse than Yike Yang?

BTW, cold=elegance

I think Hamelin got that high because the Chopin Concerto no. 2 Society would sue the Chopin Competition if he didn't.

I think Tony got that high because if he didn't, the super rich music school called Juillard would sue Poland, which is not a rich country.

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #61 on: October 20, 2015, 11:14:54 PM »
Okay, stop with your conspiracy theories lol. Cold = cold. That's it. There was nothing elegant about that concerto 1. Tony played beautifully and deserved his spot. Aimi had some crucial mistakes that did her in. Like she shouldn't have played ballade 1. All of them are amazing though. Just accept the facts as facts ;)

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #62 on: October 20, 2015, 11:18:06 PM »
Okay, stop with your conspiracy theories lol. Cold = cold. That's it. There was nothing elegant about that concerto 1. Tony played beautifully and deserved his spot. Aimi had some crucial mistakes that did her in. Like she shouldn't have played ballade 1. All of them are amazing though. Just accept the facts as facts ;)

Okay, stop with your conspiracy theories lol. Cold = cold. That's it. There was nothing elegant about that concerto 1. Tony played beautifully and deserved his spot. Aimi had some crucial mistakes that did her in. Like she shouldn't have played ballade 1. All of them are amazing though. Just accept the facts as facts ;)
cold=elegant  :P

Accept the fact that Russians are more elegant than you and your group of illegal Canadian immigrants.  ::)

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #63 on: October 20, 2015, 11:25:51 PM »
Nationality has very little to do with how well or poorly you play. Trifonov is extremely elegant and has a great vibrant sense of color. That's a very mean thing to say about the Canadian winners. Everyone played very well and deserved their place.

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #64 on: October 20, 2015, 11:41:20 PM »
Nationality has very little to do with how well or poorly you play. Trifonov is extremely elegant and has a great vibrant sense of color. That's a very mean thing to say about the Canadian winners. Everyone played very well and deserved their place.
Methinks the judges were influenced by Donlad Trump (just kidding).
Why no Mexican in 2nd round? :o

BTW, at least Charles Richard-Hamelin is better than Marc Andre-Hamelin, IMO :)
And I love how they pronounce Richard-Hamelin. They pronounced it in Canadian French, and for the first 2 rounds, I was like, "Who the heck is that?"  (THey said, "Ree-SHARD ah-me-LONE)

For 2020, I'm rooting for Pavel Mikhail Alexei-Aleksandr Konstantinov.

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #65 on: October 20, 2015, 11:46:53 PM »

For 2020, I'm rooting for Pavel Mikhail Alexei-Aleksandr Konstantinov.

What about me?

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #66 on: October 20, 2015, 11:51:34 PM »
What about me?

No, me rooting for Santiago Lukas Martinez, not Pavel Alexei-Mikhail Aleksandr Konstanitnov anymore.  I wanna UNH UNH Donald Trump.

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #67 on: October 20, 2015, 11:56:53 PM »
No, me rooting for Santiago Lukas Martinez, not Pavel Alexei-Mikhail Aleksandr Konstanitnov anymore.  I wanna UNH UNH Donald Trump.

OMG its so weird how I made that name up, but there are gajillions of people named Santiago Lucas Martinez already/. WTEF

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #68 on: October 21, 2015, 12:13:57 AM »
5 jours après que l'immigrant la Corée du Nord est devenu un censeur, il a acheté un chien.
2 jours plus tard, il a réprimandé publiquement un enfant pour lui manquer de respect; Peu après, cependant, un senser détecté lui voler un micro-ondes à partir de Kroger.
9 jours plus tard, il a été arrêté pour cannibalisme. Pièces de chiens étaient partout dans son refidgerator.

Sorry, this has nothing to do with Seong-jin Cho. Actually, Cho was one of my favorites. This French rant only has to do with this kid who bullied me from NK....

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #69 on: October 21, 2015, 02:23:05 AM »
ARghghghgh I still have my mind on some of the people in PianoStreet, which is NOT what I'm supposed to do.

This will make you appreciate Van Cliburn, Rubinsteinmad! His playing at its fineness was remembered for warmth and intimacy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzs9PBaQA0M

And I agree with AJ, fricking stop with the conspiracy theories!

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #70 on: October 21, 2015, 03:07:38 AM »


None of you are old enough to remember the Cold War and how amazing it was that Van Cliburn won the Tchaikovsky competition at the height of very bad relations between the US and the USSR.

to put it in perspective

imagine if ISIS or ISIL or whatever had a piano competition and an Israeli pianist won it... 

yeah... it was that big of a deal.

Van Cliburn won in a place where everyone thought he was the enemy.  For him to even enter showed some serious courage.  Whatever you think of his playing... he made his mark in the history of great pianists.
 

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #71 on: October 21, 2015, 04:45:49 AM »
I told you guys from the very beginning that Cho was the winner ;)

Yes, everybody, AJ called it :D

What about me?

And on your own thread too!
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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #72 on: October 21, 2015, 08:46:23 PM »

None of you are old enough to remember the Cold War and how amazing it was that Van Cliburn won the Tchaikovsky competition at the height of very bad relations between the US and the USSR.

to put it in perspective

imagine if ISIS or ISIL or whatever had a piano competition and an Israeli pianist won it... 

yeah... it was that big of a deal.

Van Cliburn won in a place where everyone thought he was the enemy.  For him to even enter showed some serious courage.  Whatever you think of his playing... he made his mark in the history of great pianists.
 

I think he either won becayse
(1) The judges were impressed because they didn't know an American could play 10% as good as an European back then
(2) The USSR wanted to stabilize a little bit the relations between them and the US.
(3) Cliburn learned from a Russian teacher at Juillard, who might've had some good friends in the judges ::)

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #73 on: October 21, 2015, 09:02:58 PM »
 well...  I will say..  it seems very unlikely, given what we now know of the Soviet Union's regime--and their devotion to winning for mother Russia and all... that the inner party would have allowed such a win by an American. As a person who was raised to believe that communism was in the same class of evil as Hitler...  who was programmed with images of giant mushroom clouds exploding over peaceful US farmlands while listening to the anthem of the Soviet Union (which I always thought was freakin so much better than ours)... and watched movies about teenage boys who defied the Soviet army by hiding in the mountains of enemy occupied Colorado...

it doesn't take much to convince me of that.. 8)

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #74 on: October 21, 2015, 09:17:12 PM »
well...  I will say..  it seems very unlikely, given what we now know of the Soviet Union's regime--and their devotion to winning for mother Russia and all... that the inner party would have allowed such a win by an American. As a person who was raised to believe that communism was in the same class of evil as Hitler...  who was programmed with images of giant mushroom clouds exploding over peaceful US farmlands while listening to the anthem of the Soviet Union (which I always thought was freakin so much better than ours)... and watched movies about teenage boys who defied the Soviet army by hiding in the mountains of enemy occupied Colorado...

it doesn't take much to convince me of that.. 8)

YASSSS. DOWN WITH COMMUNISTS (well, actually, not for china. In China, the so called "Communists" are actually Capitalists now. Back in the day, they murdered the rich and got their money. Yet, they managed to attract  a lot of fuckin followers who mistanley believed some of that money would be shared with them. Eventually, the stupid fuckin communists kept the money and became super-rich, then they changed to capitalist, because they wanted to keep all their riches.)

I still think Cliburn won for purely political reasons, though. I mean, even IF he was te best, the judges wouldn't give the prize to an American if he had no connection/politics.

Also, I agree with you,... Our anthem's tune SUCKS compared to other country's anthem's tunes...

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #75 on: October 21, 2015, 10:41:53 PM »
YASSSS. DOWN WITH COMMUNISTS

actually I kinda miss the cold war...  it was very well defined.  East--bad  West--good.  Blue was always the color of the hero and the villain always wore red..  outside of a misunderstanding concerning some missals in Cuba..  a boycott of an Olympics... and Afghanistan (when the Soviets invaded it, that is).. it was pretty uneventful.  It made for some great movies though...  Red Dawn, Firefox, Hunt for Red October... the bad guys were always Russian.

there was a red phone in the whitehouse that went to a red phone at the Kremlin--they pretty much stayed on their side and we stayed on ours. 

now.. our enemies are far less obvious and far less noble.

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #76 on: October 21, 2015, 10:59:04 PM »
I hope the competition preparation is going well, AJ. ::)
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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #77 on: October 21, 2015, 11:01:12 PM »


now.. our enemies are far less obvious and far less noble.

lol

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«Reply #78 on: October 21, 2015, 11:05:48 PM »
I hope the competition preparation is going well, AJ. ::)

My teacher just assigned me Rachmaninoff concerto 1, so that's the big project right now. I'm going to order the Chopin Polonaises and Scherzi so I can have all of chopin's music. Then I'll start digging deep into a chopin piece.

- AJ

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«Reply #79 on: October 21, 2015, 11:07:34 PM »
My teacher just assigned me Rachmaninoff concerto 1, so that's the big project right now. I'm going to order the Chopin Polonaises and Scherzi so I can have all of chopin's music. Then I'll start digging deep into a chopin piece.

- AJ

OMG WAIT!!!! I might go to China sometime and Ill buy you some JAN EKIER (official Chopin Competition recommended edition) Editions! They have subtitles in English, just like the Polish version.
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The Jan Ekier editions are like 100x cheaper in China than in the US :P

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #80 on: October 21, 2015, 11:12:11 PM »
My teacher just assigned me Rachmaninoff concerto 1, so that's the big project right now. I'm going to order the Chopin Polonaises and Scherzi so I can have all of chopin's music. Then I'll start digging deep into a chopin piece.

- AJ

Rach 1? Josh Wright? Or some other teacher?

OMG don't you HATE it when you have some piano teacher who has a big knowledge of piano repertoire?  :P They give you all the "underrated" crap  :P

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«Reply #81 on: October 21, 2015, 11:16:05 PM »
Haha that would be cool! It was more of a recommendation than a " hey you have to play this " - I gladly took the offer because I absolutely love that concerto. And yes it was Josh.

-AJ

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«Reply #82 on: October 21, 2015, 11:22:51 PM »
Haha that would be cool! It was more of a recommendation than a " hey you have to play this " - I gladly took the offer because I absolutely love that concerto. And yes it was Josh.

-AJ

BTW if you visit(or tour) China before I do, MAKE SURE TO BUY ME THESE THINGS:

Jan Ekier Edition: Solo Piano Version of Concert Works Op. 2, 13, and 14 (or maybe it's just the Solo Piano Version of La Cirem da Mano)

I'll pay you 125% of the money it took you to buy it. Id GLADLY pay that price, because still it's like 99X cheaper than if I went to the Ekier site to order it :P

Wait- how bout we make a deal..... 175%!!!!!!

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #83 on: October 21, 2015, 11:32:57 PM »
I hate Rach 1. Too much pounding.
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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #84 on: October 30, 2015, 08:57:33 PM »
OMG FINALLY Seong-jin CHo has a Wikipedia articlke. A few weeks ago, he didn't have one.

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #85 on: October 30, 2015, 09:28:09 PM »
AJ are you like gone?
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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #86 on: October 31, 2015, 03:28:46 AM »
AJ are you like gone?
Maybe he followed my "Quitting PianoStreet" philosophy... which I've kinda lapsed in. But hey, I lasted for quite long didn't I?

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«Reply #87 on: October 31, 2015, 03:29:31 AM »
Maybe he followed my "Quitting PianoStreet" philosophy... which I've kinda lapsed in. But hey, I lasted for quite long didn't I?

Maybe hes too busy with college applications

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«Reply #88 on: October 31, 2015, 03:35:25 AM »
Maybe hes too busy with college applications
That too

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Re: Journey to the Chopin Competition 2020 (AjLongsPiano)
«Reply #89 on: October 31, 2015, 04:57:34 AM »
AJ COME BACK IVETT JUST JOINED AND SHE WANTS TO PM YOU!

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«Reply #90 on: October 31, 2015, 05:38:33 AM »
AJ COME BACK IVETT JUST JOINED AND SHE WANTS TO PM YOU!

that ought to do it
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«Reply #91 on: October 31, 2015, 04:07:35 PM »
AJ COME BACK IVETT JUST JOINED AND SHE WANTS TO PM YOU!

that ought to do it

AJ's interest in her stopped when she was eliminated from the Semifinals.

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«Reply #92 on: October 31, 2015, 05:19:38 PM »
AJ's interest in her stopped when she was eliminated from the Semifinals.
no, it should have intensified...

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«Reply #93 on: October 31, 2015, 05:38:24 PM »
Just been kind of overwhelmed lately with stuff. I'm still here.

- AJ

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«Reply #94 on: October 31, 2015, 07:43:07 PM »
Just been kind of overwhelmed lately with stuff. I'm still here.

- AJ

Oh good. I'll tell Ivett. Don't let us distract you though. ;)
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«Reply #95 on: February 23, 2016, 09:23:36 PM »
How is this coming along?
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