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Archive for October, 2010

Watch the Prizewinners’ Concert Online

The complete prizewinners’ concert from the opera house in Warsaw is available online: Concert from the opera house in Warsaw

Audio: Winner is announced

Chopin’s Surpise Winner Announcement A brief feature summarizing the announcement of Yulianna Avdeeva as the grand prize winner of the Chopin Competition…including a clip by a very surprised Italian audience more…

Audio: Final on-air report, final day of the finals

Chopin Radio Postcard #3 Lisa and I discuss the lights going out during the second night of the finals (due to some mismatched wires, not a power outage), and the more…

Audio: Second on-air report

Chopin Radio Postcard #2 Today from Warsaw, we discussed the first night of the finals of the competition, during which 10 finalists each perform one of Chopin’s concertos with the more…

Audio: First on-air report, first day of finals

Here is our first live radio report back to Chicago discussing the competition up to that point, including the third round announcement.  Brief interviews with Francois DuMont and Australian Jayson more…

Audio from Warsaw will be posted soon

Thanks to all for following our reports from the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. I’ll soon be posting all of the audio and some final thoughts about the competition.

Like Chopin Camp

Just returned from the first day of the final round of the competition, and I have the second piano concerto in my head on repeat. That may be because I more…

The Competition’s brilliant programs

I don’t have access yet to the press pool photography, but here’s a crude photograph of my favorite page in the thick program book.  Instead of boring head shots of more…

Day 2 and 3rd round results…

There is built in drama and excitement in every competition, and in the Chopin Competition this manifests itself in the lobby of the Philharmonic where spectators, press and competitors all more…

With the competition in full swing, a preliminary report (audio)

AUDIO POST – Following the Chopin Competition is a a bit more similar to covering a world cup soccer tournament than we expected, and so we thought that our first scheduled on-air report from Warsaw on Monday was way too late.