Posted at 7:07 PM on July 8, 2006
by Valerie Kahler
Filed under: Piano eComp
Greetings from Sundin Hall. The crowd is milling about as we await the final performer of this competition round. It's a good showing, with the lower half of the hall filled to about 90%. Many (if not all) of the other performers are all in the audience, some following along with scores. What a good idea! I think I'll see if I can lay my hands on some of the quintet scores before Tuesday's performance.
There's really something to this notion of "star quality." The pianists I've seen today have oceans of it. I spend so much of my time shut in a glass booth with a stack of CDs and a microphone that sometimes I forget how spectacular a live performance can be.
Piano-e-Competition Web site
Watch live video of the competition.