Moments ago, Alexander Braginsky announced the six finalists who will go on to compete in the last two Rounds of the e-Competition. He also told us that a Schubert prize winner had been selected, but we won't find out who that person is until Thursday night at the Awards Ceremony. I know you're dying to know the names of the six, so here we go:
Gregory De Turck
Tomorrow, they rehearse with the Nicollet Quartet and on Monday each will perform in the Chamber Music Round. By the way, I hope you like Brahms because four of the six will be playing his Piano Quintet--and those are back-to-back performances! The Concerto Round is another story. Six different pieces and six different composers. Click on the link below to learn more.
Piano-e-Competition Web site
Watch live video of the competition.
Does anyone know why Claire Huangci didn't make it to the next level? I thought her performance of Schubert, Sonata in A Major; D959 was nice but I wouldn't know if she omitted passages, etc.
I would be interested in hearing what the judges heard and saw that eluded me.