14. June 2008 · Comments Off on The Competition · Categories: Ramble

So I’m home from the Russian Music Piano Competition, but I don’t yet know who won. We played with three stunning pianists, and I enjoyed each one. I must admit I didn’t enjoy them completely as I was on edge due to the incredibly limited rehearsal time we had on the works, but I was entirely impressed. We performed with 18 year old Tomer Gewirtzman (Israel), 22 year old Chaoyin Cai (China), and 24 year old Christopher Falzone (USA). After the final performance the jury was to spend something like 30 minutes deliberating, and I’m repeatedly checking this page for the results. I don’t know if they’ll post it tonight … hope so, though!

The audience and orchestra members were to vote for the audience favorite. I just couldn’t. Voting for one meant nixing the other two. So never mind that.

Tomorrow is the 4:00 awards ceremony and 5:00 winners’ concert at Le Petit Trianon, in case anyone is interested!

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