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Sydney International Piano Competition #445755 07/01/04 06:46 PM
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It is great for all piano lovers here as the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia (SIPCA)has started. More than 52 hours of great music by pianists from all over the world.

For those who cannot get to Sydney in person it is being broadcast live on our national classic network - the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) and and is being broadcast on the internet www.abc.net.au/classics

Last time the 'people's choice winner' went on to win the Tchaikovsy Prize in 2003.

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Thanks for the information Matthew. I heard about it a while ago, but I'd forgotten.

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Any scuttlebutt? Some years there are very juicy scandals.

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What do you mean Startmender ?

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There have been some great performers. Its a great opportunity to see the best of the best from all nations right here in australia. The standard is exceptional this year.

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It's been great so far. I like the interviews with the performers too. I'm really looking forward to hearing all those Beethoven Sonatas in Stage 4.

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I went to the last of the stage two recitals, and tonight I am going to see the Mozart concertos- I think I will get to hear the good Russian, John Chen from New Zealand and a Japanese girl.

I was a little disappointed that the Ukranian girl did not get through.

I found the Debussy preludes generally disappointing- etude like and colourless, but I heard some interesting playing.

Anyone heard any more interesting playing.

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Did you hear Chu-Fang Huang?

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For that ABC...its not the same thing as what we have here in North America right?




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All of my judgments are based solely on the performances which are convenient for me to hear here in California, but here are my thoughts:

Of the finalists, my favorites are John Chen and Rem Urasin - theirs were probably the two best performances of the commissioned works, and John played an incredible Ravel trio. I also liked Rem's Mozart Sonata (K576), and John's Scarbo was wicked. It's a shame that both of their semifinal recitals took place in the evening in Sydney (about 3am over here). I would have liked to hear Rem's Beethoven Op. 110.

Based on the performances I've heard, I don't think Daniel Hill or Alexandre Loubiantsev should be in the finals. I don't think Daniel should have even gotten to the semifinals, based on his quarterfinal performance. I liked Jayson Gillham and Masataka Takada much better than those two.

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For that ABC...its not the same thing as what we have here in North America right?
ABC: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It's the national TV/radio broadcaster funded by the government.

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We are getting some of the competition broadcast on radio here in NZ, but unfortunately only the finals. I listened to the first three Mozart concertos last night. I wasn't really that taken with any of them.

Brendan, Chu-Fang Huang played K.467. Her playing had a lot of tension (in a good way) in the first movement and the first appearance of the second subject was really beautiful. The slow movement melody didn't have a lot of shape though. She really forced the long notes as though that would make them hold and it kind of distorted the line. And she sings quite loudly too. Still I think she was my favourite of the first three to play.

It's great John Chen has made the finals. I heard him play Ondine a couple of years ago in a university concert.

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Did you hear Chu-Fang Huang?
No, but Jocelyn thought she was good (I think)

I was a bit surprised by the results, as the Winner, John Chen, is a pianist of wonderful musicality, but a bit early in his development, I felt, to be winning a major international comp. I didn't much like his Mozart, and he insisted on playing a clangorous Kawai piano with lots of PROJECTION in the Mozart, in spite of having a small chamber orchestra of very delicate, sensitive players. I did like his stage 2, where he had the courage to begin with a Schubert impropmtu, which was gorgeous after a mass of late 19thC virtuosity, and he played it very well. His Debussy prelude was the best that I heard, so I expected him to be placed, but not to beat the superior ability of the favoured Russian, who clearly has much more experience, breathtaking control, and more repertoire under his belt.

I agreed with the People's Choice of Rem Urasin, a wonderfully refined and musical Russian. He won the Mozart Concerto prize, and was runner up. It must have been close.

Chu Fang Huang won the best performance of a Debussy Prelude, so I wish I had heard her.

What's good is that it hasn't gone to a noisy, barnstorming Eastern European with Connections..!
Hurrah, musicianship wins!

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Recordings from the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition are being issued. Five concerto finalists are set to be included - Rem Urasin (Tchaikovsky 1 + Tchaikovsky/Pletnev Nutcracker); Prokofiev 2 (Hill) + Prokofiev 3 (Shimada); Rachmaninov 2 (Lubiantsev) + Rachmaninov 3 (Chen). These will be three single CDs. Then, a further 2CD set of solo highlights is being planned and will include the breadth of competitors - including those who might have been eliminated before the quarter-finals. IF THERE ARE ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS FOR ITEM INCLUSION PLEASE INDICATE THIS NOW AND WE'LL CONSIDER! All CDs will be released on ABC Classics, available in Australia and online through www.buywell.com. Release date is scheduled for September.


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