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    Default Chopin competition

    Are any of you watching this?
    My favorite American contestant is Talon Smith.
    He did a wonderful Etude in G flat major Op. 10 no 5.
    Predicting Piotr Alexewicz, of Poland to win.
    Your thoughts?

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    Oh... I watched some of the preliminaries, but I had completely forgotten about it. Now I don't know if I should go look at the past few days of presentation.

    I didn't listen to all the participants, but one that had caught my attention was Kyohei Sorita.

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    Chopin competition

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    Hey! Sounds interesting. I should enter.

    I've got a piece all picked out.

    Chopin did write "Chopsticks", didn't he?
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    Kyohei Sorita is my favourite too so far. Another contestant, Shunshun Tie, played the g minor ballade almost exactly like Zimmerman’s but i am not sure whether he will be penalised for no originality (if there is ever such a thing).
    Last edited by gnail; Oct-06-2021 at 11:08.

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    Tiresome regurgitation.

    Heard and seen it all before.

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    Where can this be seen? I like piano competitions

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfer72 View Post
    Where can this be seen? I like piano competitions
    Youtube. In the official channel of the competition, with the same name.

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    The competition's website, https://chopin2020.pl/en, has some interesting articles and other features to look at.
    One is called "Chopin Courier", a daily newsletter that is printed and put out free for attendees. They also have a free version of it online for D/L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael122 View Post
    Predicting Piotr Alexewicz, of Poland to win.
    Your thoughts?
    I strongly doubt he will be the winner. If I had to guess I would rather point towards one of the following four contestants: Nikolay Khozyainov (Russia), Kyohei Sorita (Japan), Eva Gevorgyan (Russia/Armenia) and Georgijs Osokins (Latvia). Also, it seems quite likely that Bruce Liu (Canada), Aimi Kobayashi (Japan) and Su Yeon Kim (South Korea) will reach the final stage. Personally, I would also like to see Viet Trung Nguyen (Vietnam/Poland) and Yasuko Furumi (Japan) among the finalists.
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    One of the participants, Hayato Sumino, is quite a celebrity (he's a popular japanese youtuber) and he's really bringing the viewership. He's good too, but definitely not as good as some others, I'd say. Do you think his popularity might help him get to the final stage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livly_Station View Post
    Do you think his popularity might help him get to the final stage?
    I don't think so. What I mean is that if he indeed gets to the final stage it won't be because of his exceptional popularity in the Internet.

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    I must agree with Mifek.
    It seems doubtful that popularity would have much, if any, effect on judges.
    The field is down to 45 now.
    Mifek, we shall see if one of your 9 favorites makes it to finals.

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    The competition should include an improvisation section & allow for custom / improvised ornamentation.
    Casual composer, pianist, music enthusiast

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahmsWasAGreatMelodist View Post
    The competition should include an improvisation section & allow for custom / improvised ornamentation.
    In my opinion, a competition should not require a skill that classical players don't use in their professional life anymore.

    If you think that improvisation should become important in classical music again, then first it should be reintroduced outside of competitions, like in recitals and concerts, with an interested audience, so that it becomes a desirable skill for students to pursue.

    And how do judges even compare different improvisations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livly_Station View Post
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    And how do judges even compare different improvisations?
    How do they compare different performances of, for example, a Chopin etude?

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