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Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 #2860122
06/18/19 05:00 PM
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On the first day of the preliminary recitals, I heard two pianists play the Chinese Yangtze piano via medici.tv.

In contrast to the utterly underwhelming sample I encountered in Shanghai several years ago, this one actually sounded pretty decent. It sounded like a well-behaved Steinway to my ears

At the gala concert, I only saw four pianos on stage, so Kawai is no longer there?

So the current scoreboard is as follows:

Yamaha: 4
Yangtze: 2
Fazioli: 1
Steinway: 1

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Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: Ken Iisaka] #2860137
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Four years ago, a Shigeru Kawai was very popular. The company does organize their own international piano competition, though.

Also, last time, I believe everybody used Steinway for the concerto rounds (even if they had selected something else for the prior rounds).

Bosendorfer is absent, as well.


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Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: Ken Iisaka] #2860185
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Waiting to see a NY Steinway on this competition stage


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Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: Ken Iisaka] #2860192
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http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=205941

The raise of chinese piano era or what? And the concert grand model is named "CGFX" crazy


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Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: Ken Iisaka] #2860436
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Ah, Alexandre Kantorow is playing a Shigeru Kawai right now.


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Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: Ken Iisaka] #2860974
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I have never heard of the 'Yangtze' piano brand before. Can anyone tell me anything about it? Surely the pianos must be half-decent if they are being used in the Tchaikovsky piano competition...


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Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: Ken Iisaka] #2860997
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Yangtze is made by Parson's Music in China, and is a reverse-engineered Steinway. It's OK.

Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: trandinhnamanh] #2861113
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Originally Posted by trandinhnamanh
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=205941

The raise of chinese piano era or what? And the concert grand model is named "CGFX" crazy



Lol always better than CGFX 274 lol

Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: Ken Iisaka] #2861126
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And I wonder why other tier 1 piano manufacturers like C.Bechstein, Steingraeber, Grotrian-Steinweg and perhaps Sauter are not putting their pianos in major competitions. Instead we have Yamaha, who has only one top piano which is ,,CFX and rest is far below (in contrary to all others mentioned, Steinway and perhaps Fazioli).

Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: MrKaramba] #2861178
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Originally Posted by MrKaramba
Originally Posted by trandinhnamanh
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=205941

The raise of chinese piano era or what? And the concert grand model is named "CGFX" crazy



Lol always better than CGFX 274 lol


Actually they have smaller models that named B212, A188 and M170. What a coincidence, lol


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Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: trandinhnamanh] #2861201
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Yangtze River Piano came up here in a thread nine years ago. A representative from Parsons commented at that time. I'd sure be interested in hearing from him again.

Larry.

Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: MrKaramba] #2861202
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Originally Posted by MrKaramba
And I wonder why other tier 1 piano manufacturers like C.Bechstein, Steingraeber, Grotrian-Steinweg and perhaps Sauter are not putting their pianos in major competitions.


I think that Steingraeber makes too few pianos to have anything at competitions. Additionally for Bechstein, although I would love to see them at a competition. G-S and Sauter, IMHO, do not care to make a piano designed for a modern concerto. That is not a knock on these brands. The G-S is a beautiful piano for solo work and chamber work.

Originally Posted by MrKaramba
Instead we have Yamaha, who has only one top piano which is ,,CFX and rest is far below (in contrary to all others mentioned, Steinway and perhaps Fazioli).


I beg to differ. Yamaha, along with the CFX, has many top tier pianos, including the entire CF and SX line of pianos.


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Re: Pianos at Tchaikovsky Competition #tch16 [Re: Rich Galassini] #2861890
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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini


Originally Posted by MrKaramba
Instead we have Yamaha, who has only one top piano which is ,,CFX and rest is far below (in contrary to all others mentioned, Steinway and perhaps Fazioli).


I beg to differ. Yamaha, along with the CFX, has many top tier pianos, including the entire CF and SX line of pianos.


The Yamaha CF6 is one of the finest pianos I've played. I played it shortly after playing a bunch of Steinway Ds, Bs and As and preferred so much more than any of the Steinways.


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