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I really should be practicing

Posted at 5:48 PM on July 6, 2006 by Melissa Ousley
Filed under: Piano eComp

Day Four of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition is almost over which means about 24 hours from now the judges will have all the music in their ears needed to decide who will advance to the next round. I don't envy them. I guess I don't really envy the pianists either. The pressure is intense and the number of hours some of them spend in the practice room this week can creep into double digits. For those who are advanced to the next phase of the competition (9), there is no rest. Saturday they will compete in the Schubert Sonata Round. After that, the field is narrowed to six finalists who join the Nicollet Quartet for the Chamber Music Round on Monday and then the Minnesota Orchestra for the Concerto Round next Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Piano-e-Competition Web site
Watch live video of the competition.

Audio Listen to the forum event (1:04:21s)
Competition founding director Alexander Braginsky and pianist Denis Evstioukhine demonstrate their chops on the Yamaha Disklavier.

Previous Piano-e Posts
Piano-e-Competition, July 5, 2006
Piano-e-Competition, July 4, 2006
Piano-e-Competition, July 2, 2006
Piano-e-Competition, June 29, 2006