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http://www.cincinnati.com/story/ent...iano-competition-fingers-bleed/71132872/

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An image of blood-covered piano keys from the quarter finals of the competition is making major rounds on social media Friday. A female competitor's fingers bled during an intense performance of "The Piano Sonata BB 88" by composer Béla Bartók.

It's a gruesome image, but the competitor not only appeared to be fine -- she advanced to the next round -- she played well the next day in the semifinals, said judge Frank Weinstock.
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As I mentioned on the same thread in ABF ("How dedicated are you???"), she should have done a 'Brendel'.


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Bleeding that much looks really fake. I mean you can bleed if you scrape the wrong bit of your finger whilst doing glisses, but this is just ridiculous.

Is there an explanation to why she bled that much? What exactly happened?

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Separated fingernail? Nosebleed?


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Originally Posted by Incongruous


Is there an explanation to why she bled that much?

http://youtu.be/oVWjAeAa52o (from 1:50)


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Well, I have been playing with a runny nose, keeping my head up... But no blood yet...
PS: I think that even a bit of bleeding gets much worse when playing (particularly during an "intense performance", as they called it), so I think it is real. I occasionally had small cuts with a lot of blood.



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