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Offline Holden

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18th Chopin Competition
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I'm surprised that a thread on this topic has not been started already. Anyway, the Chopin Competition has reached the semifinal stages with 23 pianists selected to play from Oct 14 to Oct 16. It's free to watch on Gramophone. You can watch a live stream or and archived version at your leisure.

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/blogs/article/the-chopin-piano-competition-day-12-the-semi-finals-part-one

You can use this link to move on each day. I've been sampling and while there is close to 10 hours of content each day, I've usually managed to cut it down significantly.

It's been interesting to hear former 'wunderkind' Aimi Kobayashi play and to see how she has developed her skills since her days of performing as a child. I've never been a fan of child prodigies - they usually crash and burn. Kobayashi is proving to be an exception.

I've heard a couple of very talented pianists. Nikolay Khozyainov from Russia has really impressed me. He first competed in 2010 and made the finals at the age of 16. There is something about him that reminds me of Sokolov.

Anyway, I've been enjoying the programs - hope you do too.
Cheers

Holden