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#2099867 - 06/09/13 08:54 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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#2099868 - 06/09/13 08:54 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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yes!

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#2099869 - 06/09/13 08:55 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Overall, this was the best choice!
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#2099870 - 06/09/13 08:55 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Yup, he deserved gold.

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#2099871 - 06/09/13 08:55 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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All three are wonderfully gifted musicians. I wish all of them BIG, BIG careers!
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#2099872 - 06/09/13 08:55 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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And that's that.
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#2099873 - 06/09/13 08:55 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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I want to see Rana's toe-thumb.
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#2099874 - 06/09/13 08:55 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Good results.
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#2099876 - 06/09/13 08:56 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Best Choice!

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#2099877 - 06/09/13 08:56 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Good choices of judges..

Kholo, Rana, Chen...
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#2099879 - 06/09/13 08:57 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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And who said one usually doesn't win big international past the age of 25? Happy for Kholodenko, though I'm unsure - I'll have to listen more, but from all I heard, Rana would've been my first pick.

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#2099880 - 06/09/13 08:57 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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I'm 3 for 3! And Huangci for the discretionary prize and Kholo for the "Birichino". Not too shabby.
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#2099882 - 06/09/13 08:58 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Great!

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#2099883 - 06/09/13 08:59 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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So much for conspiracy theories...the judges ultimately did the right thing !!!

How exciting !!! Looking forward to following the careers of these wonderful young musicians.
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#2099884 - 06/09/13 08:59 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Well folks, it's been real. Time for me to go play 2 notes on the piano and then cry for half an hour.

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#2099885 - 06/09/13 08:59 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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I guess the agenda of the judges was to honor the best pianists.

Imagine that...
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#2099886 - 06/09/13 08:59 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Well, I got the first place right and switched the other two.

How many more posts do we think this thread will get before it dies? Closest guess gets a cash prize of 20 thousand dollars, and concert tours for the 3 seasons following the...

Never mind.
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#2099887 - 06/09/13 09:00 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: fnork]
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They sure did (get things right!)
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#2099889 - 06/09/13 09:01 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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That's it? No interviews or commentary on the webcast?

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#2099890 - 06/09/13 09:02 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Am so relieved that they didn't repeat the debacle of the 2009 Cliburns.


Edited by poulencfan (06/09/13 09:02 PM)

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#2099893 - 06/09/13 09:04 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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To those folks who joined PW specifically to participate in this thread, I do hope you'll stick around - or at least drop by now and then !!!
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#2099894 - 06/09/13 09:05 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Well, I'll be thrilled if I have the opportunity to see any of these medal winners in concert in my area. I saw Haochen Zhang a few years ago and was quite favorably impressed.

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#2099895 - 06/09/13 09:07 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Carey]
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Originally Posted By: carey
To those folks who joined PW specifically to participate in this thread, I do hope you'll stick around - or at least drop by now and then !!!

thumb thumb

And thumbs up to the judges too.
They do a great job much more than they get credit for, and they sure did this time.

And so did we. smile
We fought and dueled and came at it from all different directions, but wound up pretty much coalescing on the top 3, including from hearing one another and how we battled it out. This has been a great discussion, and we'll probably be having good P.S.'s on it for some time.

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#2099896 - 06/09/13 09:07 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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I want to listen more from Beatrice Rana, she is very very interesting.

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#2099897 - 06/09/13 09:07 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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I looked up the Pianostreet 2013 Cliburn thread - it looks like they have a whopping 38 posts, as opposed to our measly 4012.
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#2099898 - 06/09/13 09:08 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Well, results exactly as I would have predicted, and I have no beef with them although my preference was for Rana.

For Jury Discretionary Award I would have swapped Gillham for Lin.

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#2099900 - 06/09/13 09:08 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Touching side note ---

Kholodenko's bio-father skipped out on the family when Vadim was 1 & 1/2. They only met last year and Kholo said he hoped his father would come see him perform, as his step-dad was in Ukraine. After the awards, that was Kholo's dad on stage with him.
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#2099903 - 06/09/13 09:10 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Touching side note ---

Kholodenko's bio-father skipped out on the family when Vadim was 1 & 1/2. They only met last year and Kholo said he hoped his father would come see him perform, as his step-dad was in Ukraine. After the awards, that was Kholo's dad on stage with him.

Thanks for that -- a great addition to the story.

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#2099904 - 06/09/13 09:10 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Emanuel Ravelli]
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Originally Posted By: Emanuel Ravelli
Originally Posted By: BZ4
Out on a limb:
Gold: Vadym Kholodenko
Silver: Beatrice Rana
Crystal Award (3rd place): Sean Chen
4th: Tomoki Sakata
5th: Fei-Fei Dong
6th: Nikita Mndoyants

Best Performance of a New Work (Birichino): Vadym Kholodenko
Steven De Groote Chamber Performance: Alessandro Deljavan
Discretionary Awards: Nicolay Kozyhainov, Claire Huangci, Jayson Gillham
Audience Favorite Award: Fei-Fei Dong

Thank God for boring speeches and juror bios. Otherwise, my "me too" to BZ4 might have been too late.

Thanks to all of you for a stimulating and educational time. More fun than practicing, which resumes as soon as I've slept this one off.

Best Gowns: Lindsay Garritson (awarded by Neiman-Marcus)


I'm away from home and missed Chen. But based on everyone else's reactions, I'm going with this lineup (excepg for the gown , as to which I have no opinion). It sounds razor thin based on the level of enthusiasm, Chen has to medal. I think Dana mainly on the consistently high quality of her solo performances.
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#2099906 - 06/09/13 09:10 PM Re: 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Megathread [Re: Brendan]
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Just read Kholodenko wrote the cadenzas for Mozart on the plane trip.


Edited by boo1234 (06/09/13 09:11 PM)

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