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Offline irrational

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8th Liszt International Competition
« on: October 28, 2015, 09:24:07 AM »
Has anyone been watching the Liszt competition?
After the Chopin I find it a little bit of a letdown so far. But I haven't seen all contestants.
Of course its not as high profile as other competitions.

In my opinion, they are not playing Beethoven to a high enough standard.
Current round is Beethoven, Ligeti and Liszt.

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 06:55:30 PM »
Hmm.
There are a few better players now that I have seen more.

But the one person that is most intrigueing is Yaroslav Bykh.
He has such a warm tone and delicate touch. What is interesting is that he seems to have a disability affecting his right arm.

Does anyone know more about him?

Other than that. Its most annoying that they stop the sound for some of Ligeti's etudes due to "copyright issues". Really?

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 07:51:10 PM »
There's another (IMO more prestigious) Liszt Competition in the Netherlands.

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 08:11:09 PM »
Could you please share the link to the competition? I can only find the dutch one
Thank you

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 08:21:29 PM »
I found it at hfm.weimar.de

I agree; this is not as prestigious, and there are not as many great talents flocking here as there are in the Chopin competition... More prestigious is the one in Utrecht (The Netherlands) which people like Yundi Li and Enrico Pace won (Google Pace's Totentanz; it's epic)

Someone I know is actually in this Weimar competition though, except he got eliminated! Bruh!! Pull yourself together... :P

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 08:25:11 PM »
I found it at hfm.weimar.de

I agree; this is not as prestigious, and there are not as many great talents flocking here as there are in the Chopin competition... More prestigious is the one in Utrecht (The Netherlands) which people like Yundi Li and Enrico Pace won (Google Pace's Totentanz; it's epic)

Someone I know is actually in this Weimar competition though, except he got eliminated! Bruh!! Pull yourself together... :P

Yundi Li got 3rd at age 16.

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #6 on: October 28, 2015, 08:27:11 PM »
Also, I think Mariam Bhatsashvilli's interpretation of the Liszt Sonata is one of the most mature performances I've heard.

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015, 08:29:11 PM »
Yundi Li got 3rd at age 16.
Yeah, that's what I'm saying.....!

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #8 on: October 28, 2015, 08:36:38 PM »
Yeah, that's what I'm saying.....!
And he was only at most 2 years older than you. So get practicing. I'm being serious. If you're really planning to go to presitigious competitions, then stop playing with PianoStreet. I'm serious.

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #9 on: October 28, 2015, 11:21:30 PM »
I found it at hfm.weimar.de


Thank you very much!

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #10 on: October 29, 2015, 07:22:41 AM »
Oops. Sorry. I never posted a link!

Here is an exact one:
https://www.hfm-weimar.de/de/international-franz-liszt-piano-competition-weimar-bayreuth/8th-international-franz-liszt-piano-competition-weimar-bayreuth-2015.html

Yes this is not the more known Netherlands one, but 1 of the jury at least is well known.
Paul Badura-Skoda. I don't know the others. The prize money seems decent too. 25000 Euro.

And the final round...6 sonatas. That may be more taxing than 9 Chopin e minor Concertos

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Re: 8th Liszt International Competition
«Reply #11 on: October 29, 2015, 10:21:41 PM »
And he was only at most 2 years older than you. So get practicing. I'm being serious. If you're really planning to go to presitigious competitions, then stop playing with PianoStreet. I'm serious.
Look who's talking... I'm only about half as active as before.