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#2240079 - 03/02/14 12:16 PM I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast
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Some of you know already, and for anyone that is interested: I've been taking part in a piano competition and have reached the finals! Which means - I'm playing Prokofiev 5th concerto with orchestra this thursday! The finals are wednesday-thursday, and are broadcasted on radio. As far as I know, there'll be a videostream online too:

http://www.jyvaskylanmusiikkikilpailut.fi/Pianokilpailu/

http://www.e-concerthouse.com/en/events/...vaeinen-finaali


Now, back to the practicing room....

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#2240081 - 03/02/14 12:22 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Thanks.
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#2240086 - 03/02/14 12:25 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Congrats!

I love the Prokofiev 5th concerto. What an underplayed masterpiece.

I'm really glad to see you doing well. You're a positive force for all kinds of great music, well-known and not.



-Jason
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#2240091 - 03/02/14 12:32 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Congratulations fnork! I hope to be watching you and cheering for you online on Thursday!
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#2240092 - 03/02/14 12:32 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
Dwscamel Offline
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I'll tune in!
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#2240110 - 03/02/14 12:57 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Very cool, congratulations! smile
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#2240111 - 03/02/14 12:57 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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BRAVO! BRAVO!

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#2240168 - 03/02/14 02:18 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Many congratulations, Martin!! thumb

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#2240179 - 03/02/14 02:29 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Congratulations! Best wishes for success in the finals.
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#2240218 - 03/02/14 03:31 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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That's great news, congratulations!

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#2240234 - 03/02/14 03:55 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Great news Martin!
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#2240255 - 03/02/14 04:24 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Spectacular! May the Prokofievian force be with you! smile

I'll be listening!
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#2240315 - 03/02/14 06:13 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
MikeN Offline
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Wonderful. I don't know the fifth and I've always wanted to. If I'm up at 1:00 am, I'll be sure to tune in.

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#2240345 - 03/02/14 06:47 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: MikeN]
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Originally Posted By: MikeN
Wonderful. I don't know the fifth and I've always wanted to. If I'm up at 1:00 am, I'll be sure to tune in.


Wait, isn't it scheduled for 7pm GMT+2?

If you're in Ohio, you're GMT-5, so that's 12pm, yes?
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Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. post. 66
Scriabin, Three Pieces, Op. 2
Prokofiev, Flute Sonata, Op. 94

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#2240414 - 03/02/14 08:44 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
MikeN Offline
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Ah, your quite right. I'm bad with time zones. That's great. Now I know I can hear it. yippie

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#2240462 - 03/02/14 11:11 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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The blessings of living in the same time zone as someone else! grin teeheehee!
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#2240463 - 03/02/14 11:18 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Congratulations and best of luck!
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#2240467 - 03/02/14 11:34 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Congratulations, You'll do great!
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Check my videos @:
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#2240489 - 03/03/14 01:04 AM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: ChopinLives81]
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Congratulations! Prokofiev 5th is, believe it or not, my favorite of his concertos, and though I'm always happy to see anyone playing it, I think it suits you particularly well. Best of luck to you, and hopefully, if not live, I'll get to hear the performance!


Edited by D. S. F. (03/03/14 01:08 AM)
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#2240529 - 03/03/14 04:19 AM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
fnork Offline
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Thanks for the kind words everyone! Tons of work remains until thursday - luckily, some time remains. Like D.S.F., I find the Prok 5th a particularly appealing and underperformed piece - let's hope it gets a little revival (in Finland, at least..) after this!


Edited by fnork (03/03/14 04:19 AM)

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#2240574 - 03/03/14 08:11 AM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing the performance.
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#2240605 - 03/03/14 09:13 AM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
joe80 Offline
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GOOD LUCK!!!!!!! You'll be great, ENJOY!

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#2240606 - 03/03/14 09:15 AM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
joe80 Offline
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I'm listening to your Gaspard..... It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing, and may your talents lead you to lots of concerts, and may you be paid a wage commensurate with your talents! :-)

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#2241650 - 03/05/14 12:59 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
fnork Offline
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Loc: Helsinki, Finland
The finals have started! Time to bump this thread. The video stream might not be working, or...? I heard there were some troubles. Here's the link to the radio broadcast, but I have no idea whether its possible to listen outisde of finland or not...


http://areena.yle.fi/radio

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#2241654 - 03/05/14 01:02 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
fnork Offline
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Just a friendly reminder - before any discussions start - that this is the internet, and its very much possible that any comments made on the pianists performing will be found by them afterwards. This is not an unknown forum after all. Also, be aware that we were all given ONE rehearsal, lasting less than an hour (plus a run-through on the concert day, of course). Acceptable circumstances perhaps for the three pianists playing Liszt first - slightly trickier with a piece like Prok 5th, but the orchestra is overall doing a good job, and seem to enjoy playing the piece!

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#2241677 - 03/05/14 01:36 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Wow, what a great opportunity for you, congratulations!

>be aware that we were all given ONE rehearsal, lasting less than an hour

Wow. I spend hundreds of hours on getting all things right, I can even spend a full hour with my teacher on the interpretation of a simple piece . And now you have to do this in less than an hour with a complete orchestra. How exactly does that work?
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#2241990 - 03/06/14 01:32 AM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
Ferdinand Offline
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Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 947
Loc: California
Has anyone had success listening? I could not figure out the radio website.

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#2242136 - 03/06/14 10:09 AM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
fnork Offline
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Do tune in tonight anyone who is interested, the last day of finals in the Ilmari Hannikainen competition offers a very interesting program: Englund 1st concerto, Prokofiev 5th, and Liszt 1st. Video streaming! Concert starts in 2 hours. The radio link probably only works in Finland, try the video streaming link I posted in my initial message

( http://www.e-concerthouse.com/fi/kalente...vaeinen-finaali )

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#2242249 - 03/06/14 02:43 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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Congratulations, Martin! BRAVO! Your performance was incredible and you looked like you were really enjoying every minute of it!

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#2242250 - 03/06/14 02:44 PM Re: I'm in the finals in a piano competition - live broadcast [Re: fnork]
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As of three minutes ago, here are the results!

Fourth place: Miikka Taipale
Third place: Anni Collan
Second place: Jan-Paul Roozeman
First place: Martin Malmgren (fnork)

WONDERFUL RESULT! WELL DONE!
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